Monday, September 05, 2016

Calling all local/regional artists near Cumming Georgia

Colors of Fall

Art Exhibit and Sale

September 29 – October 8, 2016

Sawnee Arts Center

2202 Canton Hwy, Cumming, GA

The 4th Annual Colors of Fall Art Exhibit and Sale is a juried 2-D, 3-D and Photography Exhibit and Sale. The event features original works by local and regional artists in various mediums including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber arts and jewelry. Entry is open to all artists.

 The exhibit will be held at the Sawnee Arts Center and will be open two extended weekends between September 29 and October 8. Admission is free.

Ribbons and monetary prizes will be awarded in three categories, 2D art, 3D and Photography.

  • 1st Place:  $200
  • 2nd Place:  $125 
  • 3rd Place:  $$75 
  • Honorable Mention ribbon
There will be a single “Best of Show” award of $300, and a single “People’s Choice” certificate.

To register and see full guidelines visit Colors Of Fall

Monday, June 20, 2016

Looking for a focal point...

So, I'm still trying to go bigger on this 18x24 piece and with more vibrant colors.  My first few layers were on an IKEA desk pad as my plate but without wetting the paper or having a press it doesn't make full contact like the Gelli plate does.  I need them to go bigger instead of all the small plates they are doing at the moment.  I see a homemade one in my future.

Here I've added some more layers but I haven't figured out how I want to give it a focal point.  I could make another layer that essentially masks out the majority of it to leave interesting shapes or I could collage some large elements in or, or...  At the moment I like the bottom portion the most.

This is a partial progression of another one I worked on that is more 11x14. In this phase I liked the simpleness but it felt a little flat and missing some texture.

The photo is a bit dark but I like the texture now and what looks like black is really a dark purple.

I hope everyone had a blessed Fathers Day.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Play time...

It always surprises me for some reason how fast time flies. How is it May already? I definitely haven't been spending as much creative time as I'd like but managing bits here and there.

These are a couple new pieces.

This one I managed to take some pics while creating.

I started with laying out three colors in a rough stripe pattern. The bonus was I also pulled extra texture from dried paint still on the Gelli plate.

I added another layer for texture.

I continued adding layers of color and texture.

As a final layer I directly added lines and circles with various tools.

Here are a few more from just playing.

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