“Old Glass” – Small Treasures Art Show
Today I received an email confirming one of my alla prima abstract miniature paintings has been selected by jury for the Small Treasures Art Show at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! The show runs for one month during July 2018.
Painting intuitively, I never know what I am creating until completion. I loved the way my palette knife dug deep into the thick wet acrylic paint, pulling up thin ribbons of several hues yet leaving the colors blended but unmixed.
This particular miniature reminds me of stained glass. Not modern stained glass but thick medieval stained glass – albeit abstract stained glass. There appear no black lines of lead between the different colors of glass butting up to one another. The presence of the lead is implied. While no light shines through my canvas, the paint does appear to glow from behind with light.
I created the miniature alla prima abstract painting with professional acrylics on a standard canvas measuring 4″ x 6″ x 3/4″. I create my paintings in one sitting while all of the paint is wet (alla prima technique) as well as using my own impasto-like technique. Palette knives are my choice over brushes. I am thrilled and excited that my artwork is being recognized within the art world in any manner. It is gratifying to be selected into any art show.
At this time, this painting does not appear on my website. Painting will be for sale only at the Small Treasures show during July 2018.
Juried Small Works Show in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, July 2018
Opening Celebration: Saturday, June 30, from six to eight pm.
Juror: Ray Cronin
“The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is a regional hub for the arts on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia a region. Situated in the town of Inverness in an area famous for unspoiled beaches, vibrant music, visual arts, and world-class golf, the 8,640 square foot art centre houses a gallery, a performance space, a light-filled studio, and a gift shop. Walls of windows take in views of the rolling hills, the town, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Exhibitions, concerts, workshops, and other arts-related events at the centre celebrate the creative spirit of the artists of Inverness County as well as the work of artists from across Canada and the United States.”