Here’s the final state with the trees drawn in. I’d still like to go over some areas later and clean up some lines. Graphite on 12 x 18″ Wallis paper.
Today’s the day for hanging my artwork in the new exhibit. There’s a total of sixteen pieces, old and new. The location is a local government office building. All my work runs down two long hallways, and there are two other artists in the show as well. It’s a decent space for showing work, certain to get a lot of foot traffic.
The address for the show the Williamson County Annex building in Round Rock, TX at 1801 Old Settler’s Blvd (Google Maps link). The show runs from now until Oct.15th, Mon-Fri 8:30AM to 5PM. Drop by if you’re in the Austin, TX area. There’s a reception planned for Sep.11th from 3-5PM.
I spent the last few days driving around looking for ideas for something to draw, and woke up this morning to the hammering of roofers next door. Sometimes the work comes to you.
I’m drawing this on Wallis Sanded Paper, which is a very rough surface, and makes an interesting texture. You can see the lines better in the closeup below. I’m using a 5H lead which draws very dark on this surface, but keeps a sharp point longer than softer leads.
I had the frame specially made by my friend, Sonia, at Stinger Studios, and picked it up yesterday. Since I wanted this one to have a metal frame, it was best to let Sonia do it for me. She did a great job, I think.
One last piece needs the hanging wire on the back, and then everything will be ready for the show on the 15th.
I’ve been spending the last couple weeks or so getting ready for another art exhibit in August, and this picture shows a few of the paintings I’ve been sprucing up for delivery. I’ve got one custom-made frame still being assembled, and a few here that need backings and hanging wires attached, but should have all that done by the end of the week.
It will be a large comprehensive show with 18 total pieces, mixing old and new. As soon as I get an official announcement with the dates and times I’ll post the details. It’s nice not being rushed, for a change.