So that’s where I’m going. This year I’ve starting extending the image of the finished Polaroid onto the mat. I’m using soft pastels, which are so tactile and expressive that they match the mood of the original photograph perfectly.
I was at the Geneva (IL) Fine Art Fair this weekend. It’s a great show with some of the best artists in the country. The level of work here is exceptional. For the first time I showed a 30×30 Sunflower that I just completed. Maybe I priced it too low, but it sold within the first hour! The patron wanted others to see it and asked if she could leave it in my booth until Sunday. Sure!
Three other patrons were upset that they couldn’t have it! They can commission one!
I love the Sunflower, but my favorite is Dragon in the Clouds, below, finished just hours before I left for the show.This body of work has a piece of my soul and I’m not letting it fade away. It’s getting a new life as mixed media painting.