I have quite a bit to update, I realize. First of all, let's get to some upcoming shows:
Blue Springs Art League Show - March 5th and 6th, Vesper Hall, Blue Springs, MO. I've lost count, but I think this is my 6th or 7th year doing this show. For those interested, I hope to see you there! Hours of the show are March 5th from 10:00am - 5:00pm, and March 6th from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Images Juried Exhibition - April 15th - May 14th, Images Art Gallery, Overland Park. I haven't officially been accepted into this show yet. If I am accepted, more info to come!
First Fridays at Jones Gallery - Every First Friday of the month, Jones Gallery, Crossroads Kansas City, MO. If you haven't been by this gallery recently, I hope you'll stop by any First Friday from 6-9pm to say hi and see my work. New pieces will be on display and available soon, including from my recent God Breathed series! Here's a small glimpse of what I have showing now:
Beyond those shows, I am preparing myself for my first national exhibition this year through the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society's Best of America exhibition. I'm currently deciding on which pieces to enter, and I will certainly keep updates on this show coming. The show itself is going to take place from September 3rd - October 3rd at Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts. One piece I know in particular that I'm entering is this one, also going to Blue Springs next week:
|All Who Are Thirsty|
oil on canvas
This one is still in its dead color stage, and will hopefully be finished sometime in the coming week. I have a thought for the next painting after this one, and hopefully it will turn out well. The above painting will be called Frail.
A little while ago, I finished a follow-up painting to The Crusader, which I posted in the previous blog post. Using the same figure, I did this piece called The Narrow Gate. It is possible that I may create a few more in the future featuring this mysterious Crusader figure. Not that I'm one to create "characters" necessarily, I kind of have some thoughts about where I could go and what I could do with this figure in future paintings. Who knows, a series stemming from another series? Anything is possible.
|The Narrow Gate (Matthew 7: 13-14)|
oil on linen
Stay tuned for more news to come!