Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Turkey Tail Fungus (Trametes versicolor)

Just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday I am starting a new project of turkey tail fungus. My plan is for a diptych, that could be a triptych when added to my "Rhubarb" painting. My inspiration comes from some turkey tail fungus I photographed in a friend's garden growing from a tree stump. I am intrigued by the patterns of the growth. I plan to do both paintings 8" wide and 16" tall. I have played around with my photographs and after much cropping and rotating, have two compositions I like. I will be changing the colors to make them a bit more exciting using a complimentary color pattern of blue and orange.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Top Bid!

My barrel got high bid! The auction closed on Oct. 17. For more information and to read about my five minutes of fame go to Gazette Times.

Visit my blog post dated June 22 to see photos of the finished barrel.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vistas and Vineyards Annual Show

It is always a surprise when I enter juried art shows. I wrote in my posting dated September 30th about the three paintings I submitted and am pleased to announce two of the three were selected.

"Between the Vines" and "Under the White Oak" were hung on the walls and "The Far End of the Lake" came home to hang in my personal gallery.

Oh well, time to move on to the next great painting.

(FYI - I designed the postcard for the show)