My cement sculpture titled A Horse of Course was awarded first place in sculpture at the opening reception for Art of the State. The show which opened on June 28, 2015 runs until September. This was quite an honor considering that artists from all across the state of PA entered pieces of art for this exhibit. Over 1000 pieces of art were considered and only 126 pieces were juried into the show. Just to be included in the show was exciting.
The horse is built over a metal and wire armature and then I coated a mixture of sand, cement and red oxide pigment over the entire figure. Several coats of cement were applied and then for the last coat, the boar bristle mane and tail were added. Strips of muslin were also coated with the cement mixture and these were wound around the metal legs. A cement piece must cure for a total of 28 days before it is totally cured.
Currently, I am working on a number of new sculpture which I will post soon.
As an artist with lots of artist friends, we are all trying to utilize any art resources possible to sell our artwork. But there are definitely a lot of possiblities. I recently wrote an article for ZiggityZoom Living that tells you how to use some of these resources to sell your art. Check out the article on ZiggityZoom Living.
Opening night for the Susquehanna Art Museum exhibit Found in Transition was last night, April 17, 2015. The exhibit looked wonderful and I was honored to be included. My art sculpture, Tall Dark Handsome, looked great at this museum venue. The mix of art was exceptional. Here are a few shots of the opening last night.
The weather is now getting warm enough that I am starting to design some new figurative sculptures. These are currently just designs in my head or small sketches in my notebook. But I will start up the season with some more figurative pieces, horses and men. One of my cement figures titled Tall Dark Handsome, will be in an exhibit that starts April 17th at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg PA. The exhibit which is titled Found in Transition will be showcased in the lobby of the new Museum building.
Planned for this month will be the start of a few big sculptures incorporating glass and sections of colored glass bottles. I love bottle walls and may also incorporate the bottles into sections of low bottle wall fencing … perfect to add some fun, color and light to a garden area.
Here in Pennsylvania, we have had a long, cold winter. And it doesn’t seem to be getting real warm any time soon. So, I’ve been thinking about the beach, the sun and the sand … and I think it has crept into my art. My last few weeks of paintings on canvas and paper reflect more of a soft, pastel look even though my colors continue to be bright. Color is my one thread in continuity and even my thoughts for new designs in cement and metal sculpture will incorporate color.
In the meantime, my paintings will have to suffice for my beachy dreams until the days get warmer and sunnier. Beachy dreams to you!
One Fine Day, 32×45, Acrylics/ wax crayons on canvas.
Garden of Hope, 14×17, acrylics, wax crayons on paper.
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