Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Waving Goodnight to the Sun

10" x 10" oil on wood panel $150

This was an experiment in both palette knife and color, on a wood panel I had used twice and wiped/sanded leaving a nice ochre underpainting.

The image was spontaneous, and unplanned. Inspired by the tranquility of sunsets, and a love for the ocean, but living in a land-locked area near the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, I envision it to depict a place that could incorporate all three.

The water in the forground was done with my favorite palette knife, using Phthalo Turquoise, Peppermint Green, and Soft Mixing White. The mountains in the mid-ground were also done with the pallete knife, but with Phthalo Turquoise, Cadmium Lemon, and Alizarin Crimson. The sunset was created with a large bristle brush and Cadmium Lemon, and Alizarin Crimson.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Divine Feminine and Think Pink

Last night was the opening reception for both the Divine Feminine juried show and the Think Pink benefit show at The Wooden Cow Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. Along with several other New Mexican artists, I was honored to have 3 of my pieces selected to be in Divine Feminine.

Artists contributed pieces to the Think Pink benefit, and all procedes from the sales of these items will be donated to The UNM Cancer Center.

Also featured this month is the work of Regina Portscheller. Regina is a mixed media artist from Albuquerque, specializing in three-dimensional mixed media art in the forms of mosaics, collages, art journaling, and functional pieces.

Shows continue to run through October 30th - Check The Wooden Cow website for hours of operation.