Tuesday, October 28, 2008

'Young Eggplant' and Exhibit Details

Here is my little silent auction entry for the upcoming exhibit; a young eggplant plant shyly displaying its first blossom. The colors of these plants are so striking in the garden, especially at this 'adolescent' stage.

Also, I wanted to share the details of the show, which opens this Saturday at the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island.

"H2O" Artistic Interpretaion of Water
New England Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America

Opening Reception Saturday, November1, 2008 from 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition runs: November 1 - November 30, 2009
Gallery Night: Thursday, November 13th from 5-8pm

Members of the New England Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America will exhibit colored pencil works at the Spring Bull Gallery during the month of November. The exhibit, titled "H2O" incorporates each artist's interpretation of water.

This diversified exhibit will encompass a wide variety of colored pencil techniques and colored pencil mixed with other mediums. In conjunction with the exhibit, the chapter will be having a silent auction of 5x7" original colored pencil drawings that will last throughout the month. Come meet the artists and explore this unique art medium at the opening reception on Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 5-7PM. Exhibit runs November 1 - December 3 2008, and Newport Gallery Night is Thursday, November 13, 5-8 p.m.

Spring Bull Gallery located at 55 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, is wheel chair accessible and open free to the public. Gallery hours are noon to 5PM daily. For additional information on this exhibition, future gallery events or member artists please call the gallery at 401-849-9166 or visit the gallery on-line www.springbullgallery.com.

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5"x7", colored pencil on pastelbord

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Morning Shadows

Here is my second offering for the water themed show. This scene was so appealing to me, I just kept taking picture after picture as my grandson quietly played with some horseshoes at the edge of the lake. The shadows cast by the trees and the glistening ripples rolling in were creating these beautiful patterns and colors that were irresistible. Later, as I reviewed the images, I noticed that the stripes and print of his clothes were mimicking those natural designs. When the theme of 'water' was announced for this show, I knew I had to do this!

Again, I'm having trouble with a title. 'Morning Shadows' sounds sad to me. Something better will come to me, I hope.

20"x10", Prismacolor and Coloursoft Pencils on Ampersand Pastelbord

Friday, October 17, 2008

Water and Sunshine

This piece is finally finished, and in the hands of a lovely local framer I just met last week. She is very kindly matting and framing my two entries for a group exhibit which opens on November first. Of course, they need to be delivered to the gallery a week before that, and, did I mention the second piece isn't finished yet? Yay Sylvie!

So, 'Water and Sunshine' is the title of the post, but I'm not sure if I like it as the actual title of the piece. I have a few days to think about it, but I eventually must write something on the entry label. 'Water Still Life #1'? (boring), 'Enamel Tray with Water'? (confusing?), 'Summer Tray'? (what does that mean?), 'Canning Jars, Water and Tomatoes'? (sounds like a list).

I'll be thinking about it as I finish the second piece, which is not a still life, nor a portrait, but something different (for me anyway). I'll post it next week!

16"x20", Prismacolor and Coloursoft colored pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord