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Monday, March 17, 2014

Uluru.. and Good News

The three paintings submitted to RED.
In my last post I wrote about my paintings being rejected from a January show. This is a happier story. 

I tried again with the next juried show in February at the same gallery, The Cannon Beach Gallery, in the town of the same name on the northern Oregon coast. I submitted three very different pieces to the show entitled RED. Two of the pieces were accepted. One sold. But what pleased me even more is that I was the only artist who had two pieces accepted and only two pieces sold from the show, mine and one other.

Never give up. never. give. up.




Collage painting: 10: x 30"
ULURU








The piece which was sold is called ULURU which is the Aboriginal's ancient name for Ayers Rock in central Australia. It's a monolith, a huge red rock out in the middle of a flat plain. I composed the collage on heavy paper and then glued it to a cradled canvas and extended the colors around the sides.













The other piece that was accepted into the show is called Red Leaf - Falling.  
RED LEAF - FALLING

It's a collage of hand painted papers and a single maple leaf from a tree in my front yard. The collage is 12 x 12, matted in a 16 x 20" frame.


EVERY ROOM NEEDS A SPOT OF RED
 My mother was know as a creative homemaker and craftswoman who was one of the first women to paint the walls of her home with vibrant colors. She firmly believed that "every room needs a spot of red" to bring cheer to its occupants. This 20 x 30" cold wax and plaster piece honors her conviction... one which I consciously follow.

 



6 comments:

  1. Yes... never. give. up! So glad you didn't. Congratulations Jo! I can see why ULURU sold. It's a beautiful piece.

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  2. Awesome Lady congrats!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I really appreciate your comments.

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  3. Congratulations! How affirming and satisfying as an artist. Beautiful pieces

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    1. That's what I thought, too, Bren. Simply getting into the show was enough but sales and multiple entries is even better.

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