A blog about art, animals and life as a visual artist.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Abbey, Portrait 2, finished
Once again time has gotten away with me. Here is the second Abbey portrait, finished. The client is pleased.
I do have another commission to do from the Zanesville fair. Two very small portraits, 3x6 inches, one with full body and background -- so once again I have my work cut out for me. I will not be working on these until after the art fair in Kent, Ohio, Art In the Park, I will be participating in this coming weekend. The set-up is on Friday and the fair is Saturday and Sunday. I lucked out with getting a hotel three miles away at $42 a night (EconoLodge), which is good because I am staying until Monday morning. The show will be having an artist's dinner after closing on Saturday, the first time I have experience such a perk! I went to undergraduate school at Kent State University, but have not been back there since. The art festival is in a park near the University.
I have posted a few things, and will post more, on the Prismacolor gallery website. I currently use mainly Prismacolor pencils. While browsing there, I saw an artist who uses colored pencils very expressively while portraying animals. Her name is Maria Spencer and I admire her style, a style very seldom seen with colored pencils.
I will be working on setting up my tent several times this week before going to the show. I worked on it yesterday, but must become much more efficient.