The second piece completed in the series. I’ve also realized how much I prefer doing pieces that are portraits or have animals in them. It’s a struggle to work on architecture or landscapes. But I’m giving them a try!
And I’ll get started on another landscape today. I am determined to make something that I’ll like.
I just finished a landscape collage for an upcoming exhibition. However, landscapes are my weakness, and I haven’t really studied them with my collage work. I’ll probably try to work on a couple more of them in order to figure out which ones to submit.
I met with the editor and publisher of the Alexandria Times the other day to talk about the artwork they publish for the newspaper. He gave me a list of themes and ideas for a few papers that will be published in the future. I’ve begun working on a series of collages around the city for their newcomers guide to Alexandria. I’ve decided to make a bunch of mini collages for this project so that the editor can choose his favorites from the group, and then those can be collaged together using Photoshop. Here’s the first one I completed today.
I went to the opening reception at the Art League Gallery today. I found out that 627 pieces were entered and only 120 were accepted. And out of the accepted number, fourteen received awards. I was surprised to hear that my collage was one of the fourteen.
The portrait is complete! Of course there are a few areas that I’d like to fix, but I think I’m pretty much done with this one. I’ll probably return to it in a few weeks when I can approach it with a more critical eye.
More to come next week, since, well, I’ll be busy this weekend and won’t have much time to make art.
Today I heard back from the Del Ray Artisans’ juried exhibition that I entered. My gestural drawing, “Dancing in the Nude,” was chosen by the juror and will be on display at the Nicholas Colasanto Center. It will be open from July 3rd to July 26th.
I’ve decided to work on another portrait series and this is what I have so far with the first piece. This one is about 1/3 finished–it’s a lot bigger than the other collages I’ve posted below (18″x24″) and thus it takes a little bit longer to complete. Hopefully it’ll be done sometime later this week, unless I get super busy at work.