I am submitting this painting to the 9th International LDS Art Competition. The theme of the show is "Make Known His Wonderful Works." With this piece I try to show how music can play a powerful role in aiding the spirit in touching our hearts and testifying of gospel truths. It is a juried competition with artists submitting from all over the world, so I won't hold my breath in actually be accepted into the exhibit. We'll see.
This was my first attempt at a minimalist landscape. I am pretty pleased with the results. It's small in size and was very quick. This painting will be donated to the Sawnee Artists Association's Art-in-a-Bag fall fund raiser. Each $20 bag will contain a small piece of art, but you won't know what's in your bag until you make your purchase. It's lots of fun and always a big success.
Two of my paintings have just been accepted to hang in the Miniature Perspectives Exhibit at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. They will be available for sale and will hang through the months of August and September.
My painting has just been accepted into the South Cobb Arts Alliance National Juried Exhibit. It will hang at the Mable House Art Center Gallery from August 17 - October 5. I'm very excited to be in a show with artists from all over the country.
Okay... so I have a new favorite. When I finally decided I was done, I stood back 15 feet and I could suddenly "see" the flower for the first time. Until that moment, it was all just patches of color on canvas. This is my largest oil painting yet, but it only took me 2 1/2 hours to complete last night, so I am definitely getting faster.
This weekend, June 10th, 11th, and 12th, these three of my paintings will be on display (and available for purchase) at the Sawnee Artists Association's Bellezza Art Show. It's at Lakeland Plaza in Cumming, GA and I'm very excited to hang my work alongside other local artists.
With this one, I really wanted to focus on loosening up my painting style. No blending. I just applied color on top of color, and honestly, I was really uncomfortable with the whole process. But I forced myself to finish and once I stood back and looked at the completed piece, I was really pleased with the results.
Irises are one of my favorite flowers so I really enjoyed working on this one. This was only my second attempt at oil painting so I am still getting used to the medium, but already know that I love working in oils.
This is a small watercolor that I did a while back. It's not really my favorite medium to work in. Watercolors are so difficult to control... you try to correct a mistake and you'll end up with a muddy mess. But I thought this little painting turned out well.
Single Tulip was my very first attempt at oil painting. It turned out well enough that I want to continue dabbling in oils. My goal is to produce 3-4 paintings each week and post them here on this blog.