Hi All :)
I Hope you are having a great day (even if it is Hump Day :)
Well, a few weeks ago, I told you the exciting news that I had my work, both Mixed Media Abstract Artwork & Photography, hanging in a new gallery, "MAISON DES ARTISTES" in Lake Oswego, Oregon, YAY!!!
At the opening, I forgot to take photos of my work at the gallery and then time got away from me, you know how it goes.
But last week a girl friend wanted to get together for lunch and then visit the gallery (it was really great to see my girl friend it has been way too long since the last time we got together) anyway, that gave me an opportunity to snap a few quick shots of my work so I could share it all with you :)
So here goes :)
reflections are always a challenge when taking photos of artwork under glass and esp. when the sun starts to shine (seriously, this is Oregon, it is usually "liquid Sunshine", lol!!! :)
so I moved around until I could get one shot of one piece without reflection (well, ok, maybe a little less at least :)
and then tried to take a shot from a sideways angle
here is my vintage desk and suitcase, very useful for display purposes, don't you think :)
a couple of smaller pieces from me (trying to show a little restraint, lol :) , I LOVE to make big art pieces :)
I wanted to get a good shot of "Shadow Spirits" (top right) as it has a lot of layers (which is something I do to build up texture and movement in most of my artwork :) But again, in person you can see the textural qualities much better :)
These smaller (12 x 12) square art pieces were great fun to make; I was playing with acrylics and inks on canvas instead of on large heavy duty watercolour board or paper, again abstract (what else would you expect from me, He! He!) I love to see how different surfaces hold up after a soaking in inks :)
I have just started to put some of my Photography onto canvas the "Orange Dahlia" is the first to be displayed, I am really happy with the quality and colour, I haven't gotten around to putting them into my ETSY SHOP
I hope you like my little display and the mix of Mixed Media Abstract Artwork and my Photography (which can get abstract sometimes too, lol!!! :)
If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, I would LOVE you to stop by and check out all the other amazing items in the gallery; there is an eclectic mix of goodies from hats and pillows, to pottery and glass, to art and photography, to facial and body care products, jewelry and so much more :)
First Friday's there is music and lots of the Artists to meet :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.