Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer show season continues...

... and I have not had the time to focus on new work, but ideas keep swirling around in my head!

Wells Street Art Festival

After the Wells Street Art Festival I was excited, stimulated, and plan on creating more oversized paintings. One of the paintings sold was the largest piece I brought to the show, 30" x 40" (seen hanging on the top left side of my booth); a special piece that had been included in the Evansville Museum of Art show last fall. Walking around the city of Chicago has me taking photos on a regular basis and I already have several photos I plan on using in new works:

Crossing the Chicago River on LaSalle Street, water taxis

LaSalle Street, looking South toward the Board of Trade

more from LaSalle Street looking South

Crossing the Chicago River looking West, I love the clouds (Marina City on the right)

On Wacker Drive, looking North East toward the Wrigley building and Lake Michigan

My plan is to continue working large, I have already purchased more 30" x 40" encausticbords, and my goal is to have at least one new piece ready for my September show.

I will have time to paint in August, but right now I am preparing for a big 4th of July show at the Chicago Botanic Garden. All artists participating are required to exhibit botanic inspired theme, materials, or usage.

I will be exhibiting both watercolor and encaustic land inspired paintings, and look forward to showing some of my favorite award winning pieces. If you are local and decide to visit, I will be in booth #62.7, hope to see you there!