Saturday, May 5, 2012
Peoples Choice Award - O is for Onion
O is for Onion
12x12 mixed media
I was in an Invitational Fruit and Vegetable show recently and was
amazed to find out I won the Peoples Choice Award.
The top artists in the area were participating and most of
them have very contemporary attitudes in their work, so
I thought if I wanted my work to fit in, I would allow myself to go a little
crazy with my piece.
Imagine my surprise when I arrived at the show to find
nearly all the painted works were hard edged and beautifully realistic.
All of it was very, very good.
One of the reasons I was amazed to win.
I used acrylic paint and glued down a couple of actual pieces
of onion skin. I used the handy shaper I demoed in yesterday's
blog to create some dispersion of pigment into gel medium
and splattered and smudged, having a lot of fun. I threw in a
few tears and decided it was done.
Not my typical work but it is good to let go now and again.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.