Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Art Shows.

Good Morning Everyone! I really hope your week has gotten off to a wonderful start. :)

Well, as Fall quickly approaches so does the build up to Fall Art Shows. I am now in a scurry to get artwork finished, photos printed and packaged and sewing completed.

I know I am not going to get everything done that I had planned but I think I am on track for most.



Here are some canvases prepped and really for some paint and frames waiting for photos :)



On the table piles of packaged photos (still have a lot more to do) and artwork with a background color but no subject as yet!



A print of one of my larger pieces of art, matted, foam core backed and packaged in a clear sleeve, these seem to be a popular and affordable option these days to buying larger original art for a lot of people :)



What to work on next???????



Then I have to decide which larger Original pieces I will finish and can I afford to get them framed? Oh dilemma!



Here is a larger piece I have been working on for a while. It is a  4' x 5' canvas. It has been a long time in the making because our family had to eat all the candy and open all the Christmas Crackers before I had the materials to create this piece. (He! He!) I have had fun making it (also, lots of fun eating the candy etc.) it is still a work in progress maybe it will be ready for a show next Summer?????? 



It took a long time to glue every one of those pieces on to the canvas and yes, I did wash the candy wrappers :) I have a few more spaces to fill in and then a few more layers of paint before I will feel it is finished but I wanted to show you one of my larger pieces in process. The final product could look very different or not depending on the process I decide to go with but that to me is the adventure of art :)

So that is a bit of what I have been up to and will be for the next few weeks, I keep thinking I have it all organised, so fingers crossed it will all come together in the end. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

15 comments:

Lonesome Road Studio said...

I love the "what to work on next?" hehe! I feel like that all the time!
Best wishes for success at your show(s); I have one in a couple of weeks. :)
Angie

The Lavender Daisy said...

Getting ready for art shows sounds exciting! Good luck with all of your preparations!

Alice Istanbul said...

I love seeing artists' work spaces. Good luck with your shows. I can't wait until mine are over!

shellie said...

you are one busy lady...but then arent we all!

Charlotte said...

Looks like the creativity is happening!! Can't wait to see whats next!

Gremlina said...

ambitious!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Thanks for sharing your work space with us!

cabin + cub said...

lovely piece.. and i love that the candy was your muse too! ;)

Almost Precious said...

Looks like you have enough going on to keep you busy for the next year. LOL Great to see so much creativity. Best of luck in the shows, may you sell everything and then some. :)

Annie said...

Good luck with preparation... awesome candy piece, I LOVE it! I am planning my first couple little art shows this season and have no idea where to start... definitely got me thinking! Beautiful work by the way :)
-A

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i LOVE that large piece! the colors are fantasitc, and i love how you included those wrappers. :)

Victoria said...

Wow, I love that candy piece - there's so much colour and life!! Hope you have a great time at your shows! :)

LjWood said...

How fun! Good luck :)

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maureencracknell said...

Great piece -- I love the colors! Good luck with those Fall Art Shows!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG!!! You have been busy - what a fun piece that large one is - had I known you were looking I would have saved candy......uh.....wrappers for you ! Happy Friday T. !!!