I'm not quite sure how to feel about this. I was contacted via email by a woman who expressed interest in buying two of my pieces. As I was at the airport about to depart on a two week vacation, I gave her some information and told her that I would be in touch when I returned home. I was thrilled that I might have a sale. Her response made me think that something was not quite right. She said she was pregnant, moving to London, and that her husband would need to contact me about having the "cartage company" that was handling their move pick up the artwork. (waaay too much personal info.) When I returned home I sent another email. My daughter suggested I Google her-from now on this will be my first inclination! The woman's email is on a long list of names/email addresses of art scammers. Should I be flattered???? or pissed?????
I just got the email. I will be one half of a two person show at the Cultural Arts Center 15 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD. Opening reception is Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 5-9pm. The show, "Modern Icons", will be up through the month of April. Hope to see some of you there!
I love egg tempera. It has its own quirks, but what a beautiful medium. The translucent quality of the paint makes the painting glow from within. We are combining egg tempera with gilding-I have just finished a portrait of my daughter using silver leaf over a relief pattern rendered in gesso as a decorative border....and am very pleased with the results. I will post a photo at a later date.
I took a poll and everyone in class agrees.....there is a reason encaustic painting became a lost art - it's like painting with Play-Doh! I am sure the minute someone came up with egg tempera the artists of the day abandoned encaustic in droves. Imagine-a paint that flows from your brush!
Made it to The Renwick this morning for the final weekend of "The Art of Gaman"exhibit. My daughter and I also toured " A Revolution in Wood- The Bresler Collection and the permanent collection. Lunch was pizza and Moretti's at Ella's Woodfired Pizza on F Street- then made our way down to the National Gallery. Tomorrow is the last day for the exhibit "Pre Raphael Lens-British Photography and Painting 1848-1875 . The Chester Dale Collection- "From Impressionism to Modernism closes on July 31, 2011. We fortified ourselves with gelatto from the Cafe at the East Wing and made a quick trip through the galleries- we can't leave without spending some time in the Calder Room.
Mother Nature has put a kabosh on my plans to visit The Renwick to view "The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese Internment Camps 1942-1946. Exhibit closes Sunday, January 30th. I will try again on Saturday.