Gallery 924 is a local art gallery here in Indianapolis. They are looking for submissions for their 5th annual TINY exhibition. These are three of the four pieces I’m working on for submission. They will be for sale after the exhibit, assuming that the gallery accepts them. These pieces are 5″ x 5″ each, and would make nice Christmas gifts. They are very easy to ship, unlike large canvases. The fourth one is a little more complicated and I hope to finish it this evening if I have time. Mondays are simply horrific at my full-time job, especially when we only have four people working.
The Stutz Artists Association has once again included me in one of their fantastic exhibits. This one is called Secret Doors and was designed to make art more accessible and relevant to children. All of the works of art are displayed at the eye level of a child. This exhibit will take place through October at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, on W. 10th St. in downtown Indianapolis. Check it out. This is the son of a friend of mine checking out my painting in the back ground: Doors and Ghosts. I had fun with little kids last night seeing how many ghosts they could find in the painting!
“Secret Doors” brings fine art to young children by displaying professional-level fine art at their eye level, or about 36 inches high. This exhibit will be produced in partnership with Just My Height Art Shows, an organization devoted to engaging children in art. Central Indiana artists will be challenged to push the envelope and develop textural, sculptural, and interactive pieces that will invite all patrons—but especially young children—to touch, smell, open, close, and view the artwork on display.
My painting, Doors and Ghosts will be one of the works displayed at this unique exhibit, I am thrilled to say.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 7,2016 at the The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in downtown Indianapolis, a gallery and gathering place brought to you by the creative minds of the Stutz Artists Association.
I’m a Scorpio, a water sign, if you believe in such things. I do know that my emotions are influenced by the moon, and given that adult humans are 50-65% water, that makes perfect sense to me. I love to paint water scenes, especially of areas in the south, and of Mexico, that comprised much of my childhood and a significant part of my adult life so far (not that you could really accuse me of being an adult. I’m just old). Here is what I’m ready to sign. I enjoyed doing this painting so much, and the feelings and sense memories it evoked, that I would be lying if I said it was work. By the way, if you’re at all given to thinking slightly outside the proverbial box, pick up a copy of The Hidden Messages in Water, by Masaru Emoto. It’s a fascinating glimpse at what I consider the intersection of science, namely quantum physics, and spirituality. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Emoto when he came to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to lead a blessing ceremony of Lake Pontchartrain.
I have hundreds of photographs of scenes I want to paint, some of which are still beyond my skill level. The one above, though, is exactly the kind of landscape I love to paint. It was sent to me by my sister of some pine trees near Grayton Beach, FL. I can’t wait to finish the one I’m doing now and start on this!
This is the studio part of my office. You can’t see it here, but there is a window to the left of the easel that looks out onto my back yard, and the trees on this side of where Fawn Creek joins Little Buck Creek, and the protected woods on the other side of the creek. It’s a beautiful and serene vista that lets in just the right amount of light for painting.