Feb 23, 2010

My First Step

It's my first step to going after my New Year's resolution....to get my art out there and have it finally seen.
Today I went back to the area gallery that had shown an interest in my work, but they'd wanted to see more in the way of "water themed" pieces.
I completed making five new one's on the theme and decided to take them all there to show her so that she could see if she liked them and pick what she'd want to hang.
Much to my surprise....Yes, I still get quite surprised.....she loved them and took them ALL!!
I'm thrilled. I'm officially represented by an area gallery now and feeling confident to move on and find more!!
The gallery is the Collyer's Gallery at the Ropewalk.
OK....gotta go get busy making more art!!!

Feb 20, 2010

Little Beaches

I decided that I needed a few of my torn paper paintings to be on the much smaller side so that the gallery could have a more varied price point.
The beachscapes seemed to lend themselves quite well to this. They will be framed up in the end to what will amount to 8"x10".... much smaller than the usual.

The actual size of the paintings themselves are.... 4"x6" for the top one pictured, and 5"x7" for the
one pictured below.

Feb 12, 2010

Paper Koi II

In keeping with the water theme for the gallery, I've gotten another Koi paper painting piece done. Once again, I'm posting the "before" & "after" pics. It's such a dramatic difference that I thought you'd enjoy seeing both.

Feb 4, 2010

Back to Beaches

at least for now! Just finished another paper beach piece.
A local gallery is interested in hanging some of my torn paper paintings in a few weeks and are looking to have more "water" themes. Being on the coast, this it likely to be the case for many of the galleries in the area...so I'm thinking I'd better stay on the track with my beach pieces as well as some like the fish I've done previously. You can see them on my website.

Thought you might like to see the "before" and "after", so I've included the pic of the underpainting I started with as well as the finished piece.