"Spring Showers" (20x16 on canvas)

Close-up chunk of "Spring Showers"


I have finished my piece for the local "Spring-inspired" gallery show!  I had full intentions to go mixed media (I even bought some fresh pens!), but alas...after the paint dried, I decided it was best to leave it as a watercolor/acrylic work.  I think I've just been itching to do some more mixed media pieces...so that will likely be my next outlet for awhile :)

Anywho, back to the painting -- It's my impression of Springtime's two most lovely aspects: gentle rain that makes the grass grow and the abundance of flowers that pop up out of nowhere.  I wanted to capture these two things, because they truly signify what Spring means to me.

For the rain and green-ing grass part I incorporated my painted drip lines and for the flowers I used flowing color orbs to create gobs of floral goodness.  I'd mentioned in my previous blog post (here) about using the J.Crew Italian cashmere sweater colors as my palette...indeed I did!  I also added coral, however, because I'm still mildly obsessed with using coral in everything.   

More about the gallery...
The show is called Bloom! and it is hosted by Tres Leches Art Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis.  I'll share more info about the opening, reception, etc. shortly.  I stumbled upon this opportunity (again) from Craigslist of all places.  I'm thrilled to be part of this show and really looking forward to meeting the other artists and seeing this gallery in person.  The Northeast Minneapolis arts district is home to a thriving artist population of people doing really cool things.  I'm super excited to explore this gnarly neighborhood and learn more about it!

Mailing in my application :)
"Spring Showers" (acrylic and watercolor on canvas, 20x16)  2016

Today's musical selection is a new one from Lucius.  Enjoy!

"Something About You" by Lucius via YouTube



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