These two paintings are still in progress. They are two of a triptych which shows three different stages of the blackberry bush in my back yard. The weather here has scorched the bush, so unfortunately, now I will have to finish these up from photos. It is not an easy thing for me to switch from working from life to using photos, especially on this newer subject matter. With the figure, I have had enough time painting in front of the real thing, so that I know what information I need to ignore in photos. But, with the botanicals, I become overwhelmed with so much information and details within the photos which aren't as apparent to the naked eye. Also, colorwise, I need to find a way to tie these two (and then the third) together a bit more.
Blackberry Blossom, (In Progress), oil on panel, 8" x 10"
Blackberry Fruit, (In Progress), oil on panel, 8" x 8"
Diane Feissel is in Raleigh tonight... well sort of! Diane with Kitten will be on exhibit thru July 31 in the Upfront Gallery of ArtSpace. The opening reception is tonight during First Friday 6-10pm, so stop by if you are out enjoying the fabulous weather!
Diane with Kitten, oil on panel, 20" x 16"
Artspace Artists Association New Members Exhibition
July 2 - 31, 2010
Opening Reception: July 2, 6 - 10pm
New members of the Artspace Artists Association (since Spring 2009) will exhibit work in the Upfront Gallery during the month of July. New artists participating in the exhibition include Megan Clark, Ryan Cummings, Jenny Eggleston, Alia El-Bermani, Kiki Farish, Bill Hickman, Lillian Jones, Julie Niskanen, Addison Page, Megan Sullivan, Ann Corley Silverman, and Lisa Stroud.
The Artspace Artists Association (AAA) is a professional membership association. Artists are juried into the association through a competitive process twice each year. The next deadline for membership is September 1, 2010.