Wanted to give you a heads up on the opening of an online exhibition that art lovers, especially dog lovers, wouldn't want to miss. The Canine Art Guild is celebrating its five year anniversary with a presentation featuring the fabulous work of its more than a hundred member artists.
In honor of the occasion, each piece is sized at 5 x 5 inches, and the prices of the ones available for purchase all contain the number five.
The project is also a competition and if you go to the site, you'll have the opportunity to vote for your favorite. Which is where I slip in the news that I have four pieces entered in the show and would LOVE to have your vote...:-).
Here's the address for the exhibit - http://www.canineartguild.com/gallery/ Scroll down a little to find the first of four pages of beautiful 5x5 paintings and drawings of dogs. I have one right there on that first page, titled "Bite Me!" You can see the full size print right here.
Secondly, I'm working on a new piece which I'd like to share with you...
As you can see from this view of the work in progress, the portrait is of an elderly gentleman with a long white beard.
He's a friend of mine, and a genuine "mountain man," who lives in the hills near here.
Senior citizens, are the most ignored and neglected segment of our society, which is not only absolutely appalling, but is a tremendous loss to our country as a whole. They are the voice of experience, a living history of their years on this earth, and should be viewed and treated as the treasure that they are. So...with that in mind, the portrait above is to be the first of a series in celebration of our older generation, with 5% of the proceeds going to a senior citizen related charity.
However, in order to to create this work, I need good, clear reference photos, so I'm asking for help from my friends and collectors. If you have any photos of relatives or anyone else you think would be a good subject, and are willing to let me use, I would be enormously grateful. I should mention that the more "character lines" that are visible, the better I can portray a life lived to its fullest, so if this happens to be a sensitive issue and your photo is used as reference, please don't be offended!
Thank you, and thanks for reading. Enjoy the Canine Art Guild exhibit! And if you want to keep updated on my new work or any other interesting stuff I might happen upon, sign up for the Raschelletter. I'll see ya there!
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