Here are a few photos I took at last night’s art opening at the Imagine exhibit. The last two pictures show my drawing and painting that are in the show. It will be up until May 5th.
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I’ll have two works of art in an exhibit opening this weekend, Imagine 2017.
These are the two artworks. The exhibit will open this Saturday evening, March 4th, and run until May 5th at the Texas State University building in Round Rock, TX. Please stop by if you’re going to be in the Austin area.
Following the previous post, I decided to go ahead with the staining of the frame molding. Even though I didn’t like the splotchy look, I found I could even it out by painting over it with burnt umber acrylic that was a good match to the stain color. I kept the paint relatively thin to allow for some of the wood grain to still show through. You can see the effect of the stain that I applied first in the center detail. I then gave two coats of acrylic to the other areas, front and sides.
Here is the painting laying under the frame with a sheet of acrylic glazing cut to fit. I’ll give the frame a glossy spray coating tomorrow, and I still need to add backing and string a wire to the back. This will be delivered to the exhibit next week, so look for an announce here in a few days about the opening.
I’m getting a couple more pieces ready to enter into another show, and one of them I needed to place behind a mat. This is the gouache painting I finished a few months back, “Allan at the Boat Dock.”
I originally was thinking of a lighter shade for the mat, but this was the best color the store had that I liked, and I think it looks okay. I used a Logan Mat Cutting Kit model 525 to cut it, and it’s not the best model they sell, but works fine once you get the hang of it. This painting is 20 x 16″, and that’s about as large an opening it will cut.
I still need to attach it and the painting to a backing sheet of mat board. I’ve got a frame picked out that’s dark brown, or I may go with black. I’ll wait until I hear if it gets accepted before I decide.
Had a very nice time at the art opening in Houston at the Williams Tower. The exhibit will be there in the main lobby until March 3rd.
Several people sought me out to tell me how much they enjoyed my painting, which made me feel very humbled, and I even met two separate people who owned paintings of mine, which was a pleasant surprise.
I recently received a flyer for the opening of the art show in Houston where I sent my painting. This is for the “Celebrate Texas Art 2017” show sponsored by the non-profit, Assistance League of Houston at the Williams Tower Gallery, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard (“The Galleria” area.) The hours are 8AM-6PM Monday-Friday, and the opening event will be this Wednesday at 6PM. The show closes March 3rd. Please stop by if you’ll be in the Houston area around that time.
(Parking note: visitor parking for the tower is accessed on Waterwall Dr. To get to it, drive south on Post Oak, right on Hildalgo, right on Waterwall.)
I added a few more modifications to my shipping crate that I posted a few days ago.
I had a couple more styrofoam corners, so I cut those into “L” shapes to fill in the sides of the crate. I also needed to fill in the void inside the box, so I attached some pieces of foam and foamcore around the outside of the crate. It slips into the box nice and snug. Now there’s plenty of foam and air space around the painting with nothing touching the surface. It weighs about 9 pounds.
This needs to arrive in Houston by the 13th of January, so I’ve got plenty of time, but I’ll probably wait until after Christmas to ship it. I’ll post more details about the show in a few weeks.