Saturday, July 10, 2010

Peach and Yellowjacket

This is the demonstration painting I started at Fireweed Gallery in Homer last Saturday, the day after my solo show opened there. The yellowjacket was not alive, but when I saw him laying near the door of the gallery, I couldn't resist including him, in honor of the long tradition of bugs with fruit in still life paintings. He looked better when I revived him through the magic of painting. You will see by the photos below that I edited the painting in other ways as it developed.

8" x 6" oil on linen panel

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The wonderful Paul, with his tape measure and sharp eye, is my best advisor for hanging a show!

Irene Randolph, the owner of Fireweed Gallery, snapped this picture of me at work on the demonstration painting.

Paul took this one and got my entire setup. The dolls in the case are by another Fireweed Gallery artist, Charlene Jump.

The show runs through August 4th. I hope if you have a chance to visit Homer this month you will visit Fireweed Gallery and please leave me a note in the guestbook.


Karen said...

Congrats on the show! I hope it has been a tremendous success for you! I love that bug in there! Funny, and yet, compositionally, so important! :)

Carol Lambert said...

Thanks, Karen, the bug was a whole painting lesson in itself. I concluded that my old rule still stands: when in doubt, use a bigger brush, even if, or perhaps especially if the subject matter is tiny.

Marian Fortunati said...

Love that peach... It's almost fuzzy!

Heidi said...

I live in Kasilof and was in Homer Saturday and fell in love with your work I was hoping to see my favorites again on your blog....your amazing!

Carol Lambert said...

Thanks to everyone who left comments. The show is now over, several pieces sold, so it was a success. Now I will be working on integrating the knowledge I gained at a 3 week color theory workshop in New York, posting about that soon. I appreciate everyone's encouragement!