Like a writer's block, I suppose. It happens. Need to recharge and am picking up the pencil and the brush and stepping away from the MacIntosh, my longtime trusty medium, for a while.
Many colors in black.
Quickly one runs into the limits of technology but it's still fascinating ...
Ad Reinhardt studied this, beautifully. Impossible to reproduce, must be scene in person, up close:
of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and cyclists. In the spring especially, groups of people often from Quebec come down to ride the scenic parkway.
In Virginia, there is one tunnel on the BRP and it is fairly close by, near Buena Vista, in an area that is (like all of) so beautiful.
Rarely do I use much black - I do love color, and black is a spectacular color - one day I might post my studies of black, á la Ad Reinhardt, but for this poster perhaps a midnight blue tunnel is good? Or is there allover too much blue?
I love this because it has the bright colors of a toy. This caboose is located in the schoolyard of the Mt Vernon Avenue School in the Del Ray area of Alexandria. We met so many nice, chatty, and proud residents of Del Ray last fall at Art on the Avenue and we plan to return. Sure, art festivals and the like are a LOT of work (and risk - rain and wind are the enemy of my posters) but it is worth it!
Mostly women, and it all started with Emma Gonzalez
I really dig Kara Swisher. Found her when she was interviewed on a podcast I enjoy, Longform. So witty and sharp, she covers Silicon Valley and the tech beat. Smart and fearless. Here she is asking the questions we all want to ask of Facebook, straight up.
Don't give a hoot about these people but the news is so unrelentingly bleak, horrible, disturbing, awful ... one event that is not, that is colorful, light, fun, pretty - is a wedding. And who ever heard of elderflower?
Is a verdant flowery paradise. Not overstated. The air is so sweet from the wild multiflora rose. The dogwoods are just finished but the azalea are blazing. My spring crop has bolted with the warm weather but the irises are wonderful this year, and the peonies are just starting to open. Just gotta do a flowery poster or two:
Loving this coffee mug that came from the Supreme Court giftshop. When it is warm, the text on the surface fades to reveal the winner of the case, such as Bush v Gore (sad to be reminded of that). Also what an amazing young person this Emma Gonzalez is. Her address to the crowd of hundreds of thousands in DC this past Saturday at the March for Our Lives was riveting.
I am delighted to be part of the Cville Arts cooperative. The gallery is located on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall and has a landmark out front - this gorgeous mosaic loveseat. There are 59 artists in the gallery and a range of original work is shown there. We all take turns working at the gallery, or doing work for the cooperative effort. I do enjoy working at the gallery because it gives me time to meet fellow artists, to explore the artwork there and to meet people who come in to the gallery. many are visitors to Charlottesville, and as a twenty-one year resident, I can share some the collective wisdom and information of all those years to the visitor or newcomer.
The view is a familiar one, from Skyline drive looking west towards Harrisonburg and the profile of Massanutten Mountain is sharp against the fading light of an afternoon sky. I love how the mist rises up from the valley at this time of day.
I've had a lot of requests for smaller dog posters - seem so many people have, like me, filled up their wall space yet need a poster of their beloved companion. So, 8x10 dog posters are now available, in the exact same brilliant colors, with similar simple subdued black wood frames and glass fronts - which also have a stand leg in the back so they can be displayed on a desk, or a dresser, or other furniture.
Love it! A tribute to a four legged friend. So glad to do this portrait poster.
This series lends itself well to customizing the colors, shown here in warm hues to match an interior