New piece created for The Padre, Hooves and Horns.
In March at The Foundry we have a group show called Art Imitates Art. This was our second annual show. During the show we ask kids age 10 or younger to draw us a picture. We then assign them to adult artists to recreate them using the children’s exact shapes.
This year I worked on two pieces. One by Gracie C and the other by Tyler B. Gracie’s piece was a challenge! She is very talented for her age. Her image was of “her family,” which to the naked idea looked like worm-like figures with pretty eyelashes. It was wonderful. I recreated her piece and named it “Earthworm Garden Party.” The family got a kick out of it!
Tyler’s piece was so detailed I didn’t have much room to improve it but I did my best. Recreating his most-imaginative ninja scene and titled it “Ninja Practice.” The family loved it and it is now with the little artist.
I was on the Scott Cox show First Look on am radio KERN 1180 this morning discussing our opening at The Foundry on First Friday 4/5/2013! Good fun! Have a look!
I was offered to continue my Hooves and Horns show at The Padre Hotel by just replacing the pieces that have sold. I have three new paintings in mind and began the first today. I spent almost 7 hours in the studio painting with a friend who was working on his own piece for another show. I got a lot of the first painting done.
We will be back at it tomorrow… Here is a progress picture. I don’t have a name for it yet, but it should all come together tomorrow.
I was contacted by the Bakersfield Museum of Art to participate in an art exhibit for the summer of 2013. The show was quite challenging. I was the fifth artist in the project. Each artist is to write a page of a story 50-80 words and create a piece of art on a provided 20×20 wood panel to illustrate the narrative. You are given only pictures and narratives of the art that precedes your piece. Your narrative can introduce characters and change the story on the turn of a dime.
I chose to finish one chapter and leave it wide open for the next artist. I also introduced the main character as an unnamed woman. This was a great idea and so much fun. Oh! and the kicker you are given 96 hours to complete your project. I can’t wait to attend the opening on June 27th, just four days before my birthday. I hope to see you there!