My friend Chris Beck emailed me to say she had seen a Northlight promotional email with my work featured.
When you enter most competitions your entry is an agreement for your work to be used in promotional materials. (If you are like me, you sign the waiver so you can enter the competition, but never expect your work to actually be considered good enough to be used!)
Nevertheless - after receiving her email, I looked on my phone and, sure enough, there was my painting featured in the promo for the new AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs book.
I immediately showed it to my husband, I was so excited! In case you are interested - here it is! (Scroll down to 3 - Still Lifes)
|NEW in the North Light Shop: AcrylicWorks 2|
|Take a look at several included works and hear from the artists:|
|Another Crossroads | Acrylic on panel | 30" × 80" diptych|
"The process begins with a long hike, bottle of water, sketch pad and camera. All of my landscape work is derived from my experience in nature. I take many pictures, inspired notes and sketches. I combine these experiences in the studio and compose my work. Painting an idea can take on a life of its own, and I have found it is best to follow that muse rather than fight it." --Darien Bogart
|DISCONNECT | Acrylic and Inktense pencils on canvas | 36" × 30"|
"Viewing old photos opened the floodgates of memory for me. I started painting these figurative pieces, telling the stories of my difficult childhood. It was as though the paint could not hit the canvas fast enough. They became my healing journey, an absolution between me and my mother. The painting starts with a rough sketch of a pose and stylish clothing from one of the old photos. Symbolic items are added as the story grows." --Marla Thirsk
|Poured Yupo Peony | Fluid acrylics with tape on Yupo | 13" × 19"|
"Having been asked to do a demo pouring paint onto Yupo, I chose fluid acrylics rather than watercolors. I drew a peony, one of my favorite flowers, easy to draw and paint. To save white areas I used masking tape, then poured the first layer of paint. Additional pouring layers were created using blue painter's tape, which released easily, not pulling paint from the painting, and allowed paint to bleed underneath." --Deb Ward
3 - Still Life