The summer has gone by quickly. Too quickly. Or too slowly depending on the heat index.
Painting was on a hiatus for a while, but now I am going again, having just finished a new experiment in exploring just painting whatever came into my head, reaching into a place to find an answer, and perhaps another question.
I was pleasantly surprised as I was juried into the Artel Gallery Show, "The Other Side of the Coin" with the Refugee and the Lament charcoals. A social statement and an environmental statement! The Reception was so much fun, in part because I was invited to an authentic Italian Restaurant by an friend who is married to an artist that I have respect greatly for some time, friends who attend our church, and then we visited the gallery together. Other friends that I haven't seen for a long time came to the Reception and I saw a couple of other old friends.
If you ever get a chance to google, or see in person, the work of Kreg Yingst, I high recommend you do so.
And a great thanks to Artel, a class act Gallery!
Next to debut is a large painting of a Lion, an Eagle, and a Raven. A new spin-off on the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe? No, I hope this is a work that will stand on its own with uniqueness.
Until next time.
Wake up and Change your World - a message that is repeated to me over and over. I love to paint subjects from creation I believe art can be both a social, environmental, and spiritual statement for change.