It's been awhile because our computer died. I think I figured out a work around with BlogPad Pro.
This year seems to be going by so fast. Maybe it's a whirl because of the many deadlines I am trying to meet. There are work deadlines, boat projects and of course artwork dates. There are a couple of shows I hope to enter this summer. One of them is the 59th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum. It's a national exhibit (gulp!). It will be an honor if "Al" gets in.
I recently attended "Fresh Works" another juried show. Both of my paintings "Cafe" and "Dinner Party" were selected with "Dinner Party" receiving a merit award! It was an interesting reception. I think it was the first time I heard a judge, in this case, Richard Ambrose, talk about the selection process. He looked for skill and also work that spoke to him. What an honor it was to be there!
Mr. Ambrose is the executive director of the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA. There is a current exhibit (3/19-5/22/16) of Bay Area figurative artist David Park and there is no admission fee to the gallery!
The inspiration for this painting comes from the pmp-art site. Photographer Paul Sherman posted the reference that I could no longer ignore. I hope to have this in the Valley Art Gallery for the spring show.
This is a commission that is overdue. Thanks to all of you who have commissions and are understanding about it.Your kindness is really appreciated! I have been working through the loss of my father and couldn't pick up a paintbrush. He was proud of me and the urge to paint has started to return. I am on it!
I am posting a progression of "Cafe"on instagram. Come follow me @kaethe_bealer.
Here's a blog posting from artbizblog.com that I thought was helpful about grief and art.