Here’s a quick, kind of abstract collage I just finished.
My collage, “Open Skies,” was accepted into the Art League’s juried landscape exhibition. The exhibition was juried by Walter Bartman. There were 694 entries and of those, 158 were accepted. The show will run from August 6th to September 2nd in the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria.
I finished the commissioned dog collage tonight–much to my surprise. I thought it would take me at least another day, even though the piece is fairly small. Now I’ll have some time to work on the portrait collage tomorrow.
I just finished this mini-flower collage. I’m working on a bunch of projects all at once, so hopefully I’ll have something completed by tomorrow–but if not, you’ll know what I’ll be doing–busy collaging. Today I also got started on making sketches for a commissioned piece of a dog, and a couple of days ago I got started on another fairly large portrait.
A lot of the people in the area are obsessed with their dogs–on a busy street a couple blocks from my house, there are two (not one, but two) dog bakeries. It was only fitting that I’d do a park scene that included a little dog.
And I’m done with this series for now. I’m off to work on cutting paper for my next projects. Perhaps another portrait? A flower? Another animal piece? We’ll see where my inspiration leads me.
A collage of another street view. I’m thinking that for my last collage in the series, I’ll do a view of the park in the area.
This is a collage of the Torpedo Factory, which is a well known art gallery/artist studio community in Old Town. I’m thinking about making two more collages in this series. Then it’ll be back to working on art for the festival, and perhaps even working on another portrait.
In other news, the Alexandria Times published a little blurb about my work being exhibited in the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center, which I discovered today although it was published a month ago. The exhibition ended yesterday and I’ll pick up my piece later this week.
Another day, another collage.
The Masonic Temple in the city of Alexandria–another one of the well known buildings in the area. I managed to begin and finish this mini collage today. More to come in the series later this week.
Here’s the latest–I plan on doing at least three more in the series. I also ordered some materials to get started on making magnets for the festival in October. I’ll post pictures of those whenever I get around to completing a few.