The title of this painting is “Stirring” and I painted it as a donation for the The Visual Arts Center’s “For Art’s Sake” silent auction. It’s oil on canvas 11″x 14″.
Perhaps it was the painting that got a stirring going within me, but I will be taking a Spring Break from blogging and my computer. When I return refreshed, I’ll be visiting your blogs with renewed fervor and will hopefully have a few new pieces to share with you as well.
Yesterday was a great day. I ‘m still a little glowie. Many many thanks to the amazing friends who came to see the show and celebrate with me. Dear friends traveled many hours to be there. Wonderful friends I hadn’t seen since high school came. Former students, current students, neighbors, family of students past and present, dear friends and family were there as well. So were four of the young women featured in the portraits. I had the opportunity to meet enthusiastic art lovers and many of the very distinguished artists showing at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in the “Women Choose Women Again” exhibit. This terrific show opened yesterday as well, and we shared the opening reception.
VERY special thanks to the curator of both shows, Mary Birmingham and Katherine Murdock, assistant curator. It was a glorious afternoon.
I’m pleased to invite you all to the opening of my show. It’s called “Girls In Sight”. If the images above look familiar it’s because the paintings that will be on exhibit are the very illustrations/portraits of the young women in my book “Portrait of a Girl and Her Art”. They are oil, mixed media, 30″x 40″ and incorporate a collage of the subject’s work in the back round of each painting.
If any of you live close enough to attend to opening, I’d be thrilled to meet you!