Saturday, October 5, 2019
"Butterfly Dreams", my portrait of my sleepy, face painted granddaughter, was awarded Best of Show at the 2019 Hagaman Fall Art Show. I feel VERY honored and proud to have been selected for this award by the juror! Please take another look at the previous post to see this pastel piece.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
I will have 5 pastel pieces in the 28th Annual Hagaman Art Show. The show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6 from 12 noon to 4 pm at Pawling Hall, 86 Pawling Street, Hagaman, NY. There will be 60 talented area artists in a variety of mediums, lots of fall snacks and free admission. Here is a one of my pastels - a drawing of my granddaughter, Katey, from long ago, sleepy and tired after an outing that included face-painting and a lot of walking. It was FUN to do.
Friday, September 6, 2019
I have 15 drawings, oils and pastels and a shelf of mini oil paintings on display at the Frothingham Free Library in Fonda, NY for the entire month of September! If you are in the area, stop in and see. This small library is located at 28 West Main Street, across from Cumberland Farms, with hours of 11am -7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-1pm on Saturday and closed Thursday. A peek inside at some of the artwork...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
My brand new drawing, "Hide and Seek" was accepted for the 2019 Mohawk Valley Arts Center juried show. The show is on display at the 401 Gallery, 401 Canal Street, Little Falls, NY until August 31. My drawing was a whimsical idea prompted by some garden figurines and a green cabbage teapot. I lit the scene artificially with a gooseneck lamp to place the shadows in the pattern I had in mind. See if you can find the hidden frog before his two playmates do.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
This year I submitted a new piece, "Dad's Hands", to the annual Central Adirondack "View" Show in Old Forge, NY and was pleased have it selected for the Masters' Division level of the exhibition. This was a special drawing because it was from a photo slyly taken of my Dad snoozing in his recliner. He passed away soon after.
Monday, July 29, 2019
"Silk Road Stroll" also traveled to the North Country Arts juried show, also in Glens Falls, NY. "Teapot Rising was also juried in. This piece was also staged with a flashlight. I especially like this whimsy piece and was initially tickled by the image of exploding milk on the milk top package. The soft, yellow teapot emerging from shadow seemed like a rising moon and gave the title idea to me.
"Silk Road Stroll" was juried into the Adirondack Artists' Guild Show. This Asian-themed piece was very complex and challenging to draw and took a long time to finish. The pieces are pulled from my karate-loving daughter's old bedroom dresser display. I was thinking about her as I lovingly worked on the varied items.