The Cherished series is shaping up nicely. I'll have to create a space on my website where you can browse all the images, but meanwhile I did add links to theinspiration photos shared on Facebook.
If you would like to submit your companion animal to the series, send non-flash photos to me. All the details are outlined in an earlier post on my blog. And you can see the candidates for the series of paintings on the studio Facebook page inside the "Cherish" photo album.
Thanks, as always, for supporting and sharing my art with your friends and family,
PS If you were planning on accepting the Daily Paintworks Challenge, you have plenty of time - it's an open ended sorta thing, so don't stress about having to clear your calendar to do it this week. All of the challenges are set up this way, so that you can get to them when you are in the frame of mind to benefit the mostest.
PSS In case you didn't hear earlier, my live paint scheduled for this weekend in Frankenmuth has been cancelled. I apologize for anyone planning to attend, but the circumstances were beyond my control.
"What the...," the first painting in the Cherished series.
ArtPrize - My Big News
I'm delighted to finally share that my "Cherished" paintings (those remaining unsold) will be travelling to Grand Rapids, Michigan, this fall as part of ArtPrize.
If you are not familiar with ArtPrize, it's a festival that takes over 3 square miles. Businesses and property owners within the perimeter are matched with artists, and unbelievable installations, indoor and out, using a variety of media and styles, occur as a result. Other events, like presentations, live demos and art walks happen in conjunction with ArtPrize. Yes, there are prizes (both juried and people's choice), but to me the true prize is being a participant and bringing my new body of work into a new community.
My work will be hung in the public area of the MVP Metro Club in downtown Grand Rapids. I'm sharing the space with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson - and wait'll you see the animal themed work she is creating!
We will piggyback an artists talk (both of us gabbing the same night) which has yet to be scheduled, but I'll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, I can take a deep breath and relax because the cat is out of the bag. And get back to my easel because I have lotsa art to make!