With everything that’s going on, and there’s been a lot: a show opening on Monday, two new projects beginning next week, a couple of commissions, getting framing and materials together, even a bluegrass gig where I fumbled through barely remembered banjo tunes for a couple of hours in sweltering heat, but somehow I managed to paint another one. And I really like this one. It’s simple and fun, and it’s titled “Journalist (Bewick’s Wren)”. A very sweet little painting, it’s 8×10 and acrylic on textured Clayboard. A commission for a couple of friends, who supplied all the props.
If you would like to know more about my show (alas, no opening party!) and would like to see what a wonderful job that the Oklahoma Arts Council does in mounting and promoting an exhibition, go to this website: http://www.arts.ok.gov/capitolart/gg.html
And today’s Oklahoma Gazette came out with a very fine article about the show as well, written by Steven Kovash titled, “Exotic Imagery”. He talks about the process behind the pictures, and it’s pretty in-depth.
Anyway, all in all, a nice day filled with surprises and even a little progress.
3 thoughts on “A latecomer and some good press”
How do you find the time!!! Lovely pictures and interesting narrative. The eagle, it must be noted, is singularly strange looking. I know that I have seen pictures of the Queen Mother wearing the same hat. And expression.
I love this painting. After slashing your way through the harpy jungle, you seem happy to come home to the kitchen tabletop.
Yow! The underpainting you do! Me, simple watercolorist, do not understand your complex ways. But me like to look at pictures. Is pretty.
Your blog is developing wonderfully. I’m sure it will inspire lots of people who wish they could find the time to make room for art in their lives.
I’ve just enjoyed reading your entire blog, after finding my way here, link by link, from the Moleskinerie site. You do such beautiful work, and really are quite an inspiration!