Sunday, April 21, 2013

Portraits on Parade in May

A challenging idea was put out to artists at NUarts, where I have my studio in Pittsfield. Each May there is an annual group show and open house. This year we will be hold the artists' reception during the First Fridays Artswalk celebrating the first year anniversary of the Artswalk.

Theme - Self Portraits

As someone who has never painted a portrait, I loved the idea. It's an opportunity to do something totally different. After all a self portrait doesn't necessarily have to be a classical painted portrait of myself. I thought of collaging a portrait, writing a poem, doing a mixed media piece about all I hold near and dear. In the end I decided on a little bit of all of this.

Here's my portait in progress. I'm going to add a poem to my silhouette - maybe written in white, not sure.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have created for their portraits. I am sure it's going to be an interesting exhibition!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting for Spring

While I'm generally known for being a patient sort, I'm finding my patience wearing thin as I await spring to really pop! Some of you may know that George is an amazing photographer; so on a recent visit to Smith College's greenhouse, he loaded up some wonderful images of spring to remind me of what's around the corner.


There are so many wonderful photographs from that visit that we may see a photography exhibit from George soon. Stay tuned!