Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This is a piece I've just completed for a juried exhibition at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Aiken is celebrating it's 175th birthday and the exhibition is a retrospective of Aiken's history. I had to do a little Aiken research to come up with an idea for a painting.
One of my friends who lives in Aiken told me there had been a big fire at some point in Aiken's past so I decided to look into that a little further and I found out that the Big Fire of Aiken occurred in downtown Aiken on Oct, 26th 1921......I decided that lots of artists will be thinking of the equestrian history of Aiken and I liked the idea of doing something entirely different......I used old newspaper articles, hand tinted tissue paper and acrylic paint.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This collage was a commissioned piece. It's based on a quote which goes like this:
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
- Abraham Lincoln
I used hand tinted/textured papers, dried rose petals and Lincoln pennies....I'm pleased with the results and hope my patron will be as well.