January 15, 2014

Small Painting Exhibit In Short North UOA Gallery

100 paintings under $1000 Exhibition at UOA gallery,
Short North Columbus, OH
Until 27 January 2014
In December I had the great opportunity to meet some very talented artists, all living and creating in the Columbus, OH area.

One of them was Michael McEwan, great artist and teacher was in the process of organizing an exhibit of 100 small paintings. He personally invited the participating artists based on a wonderful criteria: they had to do good art and be nice people, not a***les. :) So I was flattered when, even if we just met, he invited me to participate in the exhibit.

I have to say he chose well, all the artists that I met at the reception were super nice, and even the gallery owners are wonderful; a great match.

Five paintings are mine, those with the dark square frames.
They are all 6"6" oil on board, $90
The paintings in the show are a great selection of styles, showcasing painting skills of different personalities and career levels. You find things by artists that have been painting 30+ years and others by emerging artists that have started only few years ago, like me.
The price range is also wide. I believe the prices go from $70 to close to $1000. 

We were free to price our art according to where we were in our careers.
I have five paintings in the exhibit, all at $90.

Gallery address:
641 N High Street, Ste 106
(Entrance on the NORTH side of the bldg!), Columbus, Ohio 43215

January 14, 2014

It Can Be Nice When the Model Falls Asleep

Charcoal and crayon on paper

Happy New Year!
I know it's already the middle of the month, but it's never too late for good wishes! :)

January has began with polar freezing temperatures, I don't do well with cold weather, it slows me down. It took me a couple of weeks to get over the holiday laziness and start creating art again.

Now I have two new paintings on my easel, to be posted soon (hopefully).
This drawing is from a figure drawing session I attended before the holidays.

The model actually fell asleep, and her true relaxation made the drawing very enjoyable. I think she picked a laying pose on purpose because she needed some sleep, and so she did not need a break after 20 minutes, which made the drawing progress nicely. I also had fun making up an imaginary room in the drawing.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!  :)