Saturday, February 9, 2013
The opening of the Shakespeare show
Well tonight was the opening of the "Shakespeare" show at a local gallery. There was so many ways you could go with this and I had a great time with this subject. I purchased a copy of Midsummer Nights Dream on Ebay dated about 1910. I took the little book apart and attached it all over a 24" x 30" 1 1/2" deep canvas. I used a gel medium and created some nice texture. I wanted the painting to be fantasy based, as you can see the painting is very blue. I tried not to cover all of the print as I painted my image in acrylics. There is texture at the bottom applied with a stencil and metallic gold paint on the edges. I titled it "Awakened from a Dream". There were 2 judges choice awards, a second place and of course Best of Show. I didn't win anything but I really enjoyed painting the piece, great to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. The show will hang for about a month so maybe it will sell. Here I am standing by the painting tonight at the opening. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested in purchasing the piece if it lasts through the show. Please check out some of my paintings on Ebay This Tuesday evening I will be demonstrating at Borgerding Buick in Kings Auto Mall from 5-8 for their grand opening. If you live in the area stop by.