A Patchwork Fall

A Patchwork Fall
"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." ~Paul Cezanne~

September 20, 2011

September 2011 Nibblefest - Ode to Blue

It's Nibblefest time again! This month's theme is "Ode to Blue"

Here are my three entries:

"Blue Lady" (original watercolor)  SOLD!

"Sunrise in Blue" (original watercolor)  SOLD!

Print of "Dancer in Blue"  SOLD!

"Pieces of Time" wins Honorable Mention ribbon at ISA Fall Show

So, it was a delight to find out that my "Pieces of Time" painting won a ribbon at the Intermountain Society of Artists Fall Show at Patrick Moore Gallery. Nice! :)

September 13, 2011

"He Dreamed of a Giant" selected for UWS Fall Show 2011

I just received notification that "He Dreamed of a Giant" was accepted as an alternate for the UWS Fall Show. :) There were over 150 entries. 79 paintings + 5 alternate paintings were selected by judge Christopher Schink. The hanging committee (of course) tries to make sure all the alternates will hang as well. I am very pleased! Another step towards Signature Membership. :)

The show will hang at Michael Berry Gallery in Salt Lake. 163 E. 300 S. from Oct 7th - Nov 11th.

He Dreamed of a Giant  ©2010

September 10, 2011

ISA Fall Show

I was able to frame  up two more color block paintings to enter to the ISA Fall Show. I will submit these two little paintings: "Color Block #4" and "Color Block #5" along with "Pieces of Time" for the show. :)

Color Block #4

Color Block #5

Pieces of Time

Utah State Fair 2011

So it's that time of year again. State Fair! I haven't entered any artwork in the State Fair for a long while, but this year decided to take a piece in. If you're in the area now through September 18th, stop in to the Fine Arts building to see "First Green."  :)

September 1, 2011

ACEO Theme Week - September "BRIDGES"

SOLD!  :)

Another little ebay group I participate in is the ACEO Theme Week. Again, there is a monthly theme. Auctions must start on the 1st of the month and last no longer than 7 days. Artwork must be created to ACEO size.

ACEO is an acronym that stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. The ONLY rule is the size, which is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cms) just like sports cards.

The ACEO theme for September is "Bridges" so I created a little painting of Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell. 

“Higher than the nation's capitol and nearly as long as a football field” describes Rainbow Bridge. It is the largest natural bridge in the world at 290 feet/88 meters tall and 270 feet/83 meters across. Rainbow Bridge is considered sacred by the Navajo culture as a symbol of deities responsible for creating clouds, rainbows and rain--the essence of life in the desert. Rising up at the edge of Lake Powell, it may be reached by boat, on foot, or on horseback. Rainbow Bridge is located 50 boat miles northeast of Wahweap Marina. Boat cruises from Wahweap or Bullfrog Marinas are offered daily. Except for a courtesy boat dock there are no services.