Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This Insantiy we call life!

Hi fellow blog followers.  I hope you all are doing well.  I am stuck in a wee bit of insanity called life!  Our scratchboard show is coming together quickly and the opening reception will be July 7 in Glen Ellen, CA.  Join us if you can.  You can also view the exhibit online here.   Here are the details to attend the real deal :):

I went to pick up my unsold work from the Colorado Governor's Show this past Tuesday only to find out that "Mouthing Off" sold on the closing weekend of the show.  Yeah!  I sold three of my four works, which is fantastic :) 

I also dropped off my art for the Greeley Stampede Invitational Western Art Show, which opens on June 20th.  If you are in the Greeley area from then until July 4 please stop in and check out the show.  I have four scratchboards and one oil painting in the exhibit. 

I am off tomorrow to Bennington, Vermont for the opening of Art of the Animal Kingdom.  This is my third year in the exhibit, but first time to attend the opening.  I am looking forward to seeing some good art friends too!

And then in all my free time (LOL) I also committed to creating a new work for a fund raiser raising money for the Wild Animal Sanctuary (big cats, wolves and bears).  20% of all sales will go directly to the sanctuary.  All work will be created of animals that actually reside there at the sanctuary (so it won't be just any tiger or leopard, it will be one that really lives there).  Anyways they are doing some special photo shoots for artists to gather reference photos of the animals, but they are when I am in Vermont.  However, I have been to the sanctuary in the past and taken photos there, so I will be working from those photos.  This youngster is most likely at least 5 years old now (did I mention it was a few years ago that I went there  ;)  The title of this board is "Luminescent" and it is 24"x24".  I have to have it done by July 15.  The eyes and nose will be colored, but the rest will be left black and white.  I am quite pleased with how it is progressing and think it is going to have quite an impact at the event, which will open at the end of July.

"Luminescent" Work In Progress - 24"x24" Scratchboard

Off to go pack for my trip to Vermont!  See you when I get back :)

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