Last summer, our friend was scheduling the art shows for the Grit, a local favorite restaurant, and I told him I would like to have a show there. So, since then, I had ideas and dreams of how I thought my art show would look on the walls at the Grit.
Over time, I had different idea and sketches as to what the themes would be, and how large or small I wanted to work. I usually work fairly small, but the walls there are so big, I needed to think about that in relation to the work. Some of my artist friends said I needed to work big, which for a miniaturist, like myself, was a nervous thought.
I also do not usually love making backgrounds, but I tried some here. These are paintings that did not quite fit with my vision, but they were still good to work on and explore possibility.
A lot of times, I like to work on my art at lunch, just to break from the computer or whatever I was doing that day.
So there you have it, some of my drawings and process from my art show!
We went to the opening reception for ATHICA’s Mystery Triennial. It was busy, and a great time talking to friends and meeting new ones. We saw so much inspiring artwork, it was really wonderful to see so much happening right here in Athens.
I know the Mystery Triennial is supposed to be a mystery, but we were able to guess many of our friend’s pieces straight away. Here are some by our pal, Dena Zilber. These are so amazing and jam-packed with detail and color. Each glance you notice something new in the work of art.
Some of the art had sound incorporated – Steven Trimmer made the rose speaker, and when you put your ear to this flower, you could hear Wind in the Willows. Do you remember that?
After seeing Anthony Wislar’s painted portraits, we all took the personality tests. Raoul and I are both “INFJ”!
This one was my favorite in the show! Made by a local potter.
Our friend Lindsay’s daughter! Yes, she has a mustache! (Not all the time, though.)
And here I am with my artwork. I made three pieces, they are Fruit Friends. The three shown are Peach, Plum, and Pear. These are made with soft colors and inspired by a song by Joanna Newsom.