Friday, October 8, 2010
Transit of Venus
30 X 30 acrylic, oil, ink, and charcoal on canvas for Created By Hand Art Challenge
It seems like I have really neglected my blog the past couple of weeks, but I have actually been working on a new feature for Creative Fits, and I've spent almost every moment I'm not teaching school to getting ready for my first festival, The Chastain Arts Festival, the first weekend in November. If you'd like more information about Chastain, just click on the festival name. The Chastain Festival will feature over 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craftpersons, glass blowers, and jewelers. Since the Fall weather in in Atlanta is so perfect, and Chastain Park is so beautiful, it should really be a fun weekend. A number of my friends from The Decatur Gallery will be participating,and I'm really excited to be a part of it.
Another thing that's been taking up some of my time is the new blog feature I've been working on. I would really like to focus more on the arts in Atlanta, and, in an effort to do that, I will periodically be interviewing some of the very talented area artists. The first of my interviews, which should be posted next week, will feature my friend Carol Reynolds an incredibly talented and creative mosaic artist.
Does today's painting look familiar to you? The painting in the previous post was a 12" X 12" study for this one. "Transit of Venus" is the first large piece I've completed using only a palette knife, and it will be my entry in the "Mystic Methods and Moods Holiday Spirit" group show this Saturday from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at The Decatur Market & Gallery on 153 Ponce de Leon Place. There will be live music by The Flying Mystics, tarot card reading, and refreshments. There will be an outdoor artist market during the event and costumes are welcome. I hope you can join us!