I knew that all of those photos I shot in Santa Fe last summer would come in handy. With the constant need for new material for my abstract painting class, I have a ready resource. This week, I painted San Miguel Mission, a four hundred year old chapel in the heart of the city. My version is an abstracted one, rendered in serene blue tones. Hints of red and raw sienna hint at it's past - warm with spiritual history.
24" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas
I worked it entirely with a palette knife. I love the freedom it gives me to work in texture over wide areas, but just as easily allows me to add thread-thin linework.
I have a bit of good news to share. Earlier this week, I submitted paintings to the jury at PAFA for consideration at the CE student exhibition. I was thrilled to learn that my painting, "New Construction", was accepted by the jury. It will hang in Gallery 128 in Philadelphia for the next month. Until I submitted it, I hadn't named it. After mulling it over for days, the name finally came to me.
24" x 36"
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
There will be a reception at the gallery for the opening on Friday evening. I'll take plenty of pictures!
I'll be linking this post to Paint Party Friday. Click on the icon in my right sidebar to see lots of interesting art!
Until next time,