Recently…. well Cider Days was a few weeks ago and I made several new portraits for that event. After 4 years of these kinds of shows I can officially say I still have no idea what is going to sell! I can usually count on a Frida portrait selling but other than that, anything goes.
This David Bowie painting was probably my favorite new piece in my booth and it’s still available!
The Frida did sell and I had a request to make another one so I’m just getting started on that.
This Johnny Cash piece got a lot of comments but it’s also still available.
I sold a John Lennon, Andy Warhol, an old Louise Bourgeois portrait, and an even older painting of Magueritte Matisse. Ya just never know! Thanks to everyone who bought a painting at Cider Days! And big thanks to those that sent me photos of my work in their new homes. I love that!
After Cider Days I got to work on my piece for Obelisk Home Gallery’s group show called Blackout. Over 60 local artists participated. Black isn’t a color I usually use so I took this as an opportunity to do something a little different, for me at least.
I titled it For Agnes and Ellsworth as it’s inspired by those two artists who weren’t at all scared of using black. Blackout will be up at Obelisk Home Gallery through the end of October. If you go, my favorite piece is hung over the counter. It’s mostly black but it wasn’t made specifically for this show; it was already there. It is just fantastic! Go check it out.
For my Dead Artist Society project I just finished up studying Grandma Moses (I’ll have a post about that next week.) And now I’m researching René Magritte. I had no idea I would love his work so much.
This month I’m also participating in Inktober. My plan is to see if I can make the prompts relate to something in my Dead Artist Society research or just in art history in general.
It’s been a challenge so far! Hopefully I’ll make it though all 31 days and then I’ll put these together into a little mini-book. I’m excited!