Wednesday, March 26, 2014
|Commission 11x14 on Newspaper|
|Mounted to board so you can frame it your way|
|I was commissioned to create a real life drawing style drawing for a client. Some artists and collectors freak out when they hear that I use newspaper to create artwork that is meant to become a family heirloom. They are right when they say that it is loaded with acid and will become brittle and yellow over time. Why would anyone want to intentionally work on a paper that isn't archival? I choose to work on newspaper because it demonstrates the passage of time. The material, the stuff of which the painting is made has a silent voice in the piece.|
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I ascended the narrow stairs and found myself in a small room filled with art. The paintings were around the entire perimeter. Available gallery space required eliminating half of the submissions. I began to select those works that represented proficiency in skill level, uniqueness of topic, overall impact, appropriate presentation and artistic voice. I looked for work which demonstrated originality, craftsmanship, personal style, composition and inspiration.
This exhibition has an enigmatic synergy. Captivating palettes, innovative perspectives, and artistic personalities are audible in this collection. As a painter, I think it is crucial for an artist to give the viewer a bit of themselves in the works they create. Artists need to demonstrate where they fit into the ever-evolving history of ART. This show is brimming with artists who have articulated their voice through their personal style. Be it in color, subject, or medium, they have carved their spot in history.
"Rabbit Round About" by Charlotte Richards demanded my attention. It is an exciting still life boasting fresh brush stokes, simplified patterns, bunnies and effortless charm. The palette of Joan C Limbrick is spellbinding. "After the Storm" is a dreamy tropical paradise fashioned by juxtaposing blues and violets with oranges and corals. Nancy Brittle's exceptional line work gave me pause in her piece titled, "At The Opening."
It was very difficult to choose the "best" pieces from the group. The point spread between them was like splitting hairs! Ultimately, I went with my gut and judged each work as fairly as humanly possible. It is a strong show and I look forward to seeing it installed. http://www.fccava.org/main_gal/4-12/
Mary Gallagher Stout -- MG Stout photographed reviewing submissions.
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