At the Illustrated Artist Trading Card site I took the challenge to paint a complete deck of cards. This project is unusual in the trading site because the cards are to be kept and not traded with the other painters, therefore, I am at liberty to do something that might not appeal to someone else - like portraits of people who are significant to me. So I chose to do oil portraits of family, friends, and others who have had an impact on my life and surround them with a border of Haiku (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables). I had the subject draw a card (poker size) from the deck and that's the card I chose to paint them on. If they were unavailable I drew for them. Will be posting them as I am able.
July 4 - Opening Reception 7pm to 9pm
(Happy to announce 3 of my paintings were purchased at the opening ;)
David Darrow is "Dave the Painting Guy" and during his birthday show generously shared his resource photograph with his viewers to allow them to paint his portrait while he worked on his self portrait.
As usual, my photography of the painting could use improvement, however, this is a photo of my painting.
Dave paints on u-stream, usually portraits, and he invites one and all into his studio to chat and paint with him. I highly recommend him and his show.
This is 11"x14", oil
"Dave the Painting Guy", and this painting is the result.
It was an intense and valuable weekend and all of the participants, beginners to advanced, enjoyed themselves while learning.
I recommend watching his painting demonstrations and workshops wholeheartedly.
11" x 14" oil on panel
photographic resource by David Darrow
Burlington County Annex Art Gallery PO Box 6000 Smithville Road Mount Holly, NJ 08060609.265.5068Hours:
(during exhibits)Mon-Wed & Sat 11:00–3:00Sundays1:00-4:00 with paid Mansion Tour
Over 1,300 cards by 143 artists from 9 countries!
ATC Exhibit Award Winners
Sandra Tascarini Seneca Falls, NY
Lindsey Bergquest and I participated this summer in the First Annual Street Painting in Elmira, NY. It was a new venture for us since neither of us had any experience with street painting and didn't quite know what to expect. The pastels were provided and I'm hoping to convince her to "play" again this year.
We tried to make the perspective of the design so that if you stood at a certain point the mime would look like it is really sitting on the ball in the street. Unfortunately it rained the second day and washed it all away before we could complete it.
To see the other festival pictures see the link below. This is on page 13.