Monday, July 19, 2010

ECOAA Juried Show - 2

The second of the two pieces that will be exhibited at the East Central Ontario Arts Association juried show. Sometimes an artist can become discouraged when 'trusting the process'. Then, suddenly, something happens and you get that feeling inside that says, "Yes!". I think this painting has to be one of those rare works that spoke to me the whole time I was developing it. It began as many layers of colour and texture; then after awhile, it began to take "shape". As I worked further into the work, forms began to be built, then altered, then destroyed, hence the title: Idea Deconstructed. Great fun to work in some gold leaf, but I made myself knock it back some - just needed a few hints of richnes.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

ECOAA Juried Show

Very happy to have 2 pieces juried into the East Central Ontario Arts Association's annual show. The opening reception and awards presentation will be this Sat., July 24, 2-4 pm, at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville, Ontario. The show hangs until Aug. 26.
I will be exhibiting at Bon Echo Provincial Park that weekend, so will miss the opening, and will have to wait until the next week to see the show. One of my pieces in the exhibition is "Conversation With Joy". I've been wanting to incorporate some of my Japanese papers with ink designs into my oil and cold wax work, so I did a little experimenting, and was happily surprised with the result.