A pleasant day outside
It felt really good to get back into painting for this small (4″ x 6″) work. Maybe going small is a good way for me to re-start painting, as it’s been a while since I did it regularly. Lao Tzu, you said it so well about taking just one step to start a journey. Frequently, my journey has included detours and me stopping and simply looking around. But it’s really helpful to look back and see how far I’ve come. I’ve felt much more confident in my drawing than I did when I started this blog four years ago. So let’s see how it goes with jabbing some paint down.
Back to this particular painting’s journey… it’s my donation to Postcards from the Edge, which is an exhibit coming to the Luhring Augustine Gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. If my painting is given a thumbs-up, it’ll go up for sale with other postcard-sized artworks during January 24-26, 2014. Proceeds from this exhibition will go to Visual AIDS, which is an organization that, to quote their website, “utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.”
Many thanks go to Artist Marketing Resources for posting this call for artwork—as well as for the work you do to post many other calls for submissions.