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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 barbarapask@zoomtown.com 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.


AnnG said...

Hi Barb!
I like your painting. I see your husband finally waited until you were ready before he snapped the picture of you next to it. Are you painting a lot in acrylics these days? Do you still do oils? I think your piece is very creative!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Ann, Someone else took this photo, lol. I have been only using acrylics lately and I really enjoy them. I use them pretty much like my oils but I'm sure I will get my oils out soon too. Thank you for your comment on my painting, I really enjoyed doing it. I thought maybe you would enter. Take care Ann

hmuxo said...

I love this painting, Barbara...So magical!...nice colors and wonderful picture of you with the painting!

Barbara Pask said...

Thanks Hilda, I know it's different for me but I was going for as you say something magical.