Monday, September 28, 2009

Mushrooms II, Oil, 6x6

My Challenge Group this month, I think I mentioned, was about 'mushrooms'. So I have spent HOURS this week constructing elaborate set ups and piles of this veggie. Wipe off after wipe off. Finally, this one came together, and even though it's a bit 'dotty', I like the mushrooms. The soft skin of the 'shrooms was very reflective. Trying to keep it loose.

Also yesterday I hung the my show at the Tishman Speyers building. I will send out a 'shout out' about this, but for you bloggers, a sneak peek... (this was me, after TWO paintings fell right off the wall and completely wrecked the frames - note to self - the smooshy walls there need LONG nails, and also a Lucy-and-Ethel scene of Tim & I taking two dollies loaded with paintings and getting stuck in an elevator, getting out, getting back to the guard upstairs, getting back down, having to go though a maze which led to one street length OUTSIDE the building in order to reach the atrium where we hung the paintings. Other than that it was a snap. :)
Because I need 8 paintings for an upcoming submission, I really only had a few from this summer to hang :(


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11 comments:

  1. I like the dottie mushrooms....
    Good luck with the show, Kelley. Really like the paintings on the last panel. Not seen those before.

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  2. Nice, congrads on being in the show! love the mushrooms here too, the dots give it a whimsical note!

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  3. Wow! Kelley, this is impressive! Congratulations on your show! Fabulous!

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  4. Kelley, Love your mushrooms very much. I like that the brush strokes are so evident. Your show looks great. Don't let anyone tell you artists don't work hard. I had one person tell me "Why don't I get a real Job?" Jeanne

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  5. Love the reflections. And your show looks fabulous. Congratulations!

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  6. Congrats on the show! Looks good! I'm sure after all the gymnastics required to hang all the pieces, in the end, it will all be worth it. Good luck!

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  7. Great colors in the mushrooms. And, the show looks wonderful (despite all your mishaps.)

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  8. mom they look wonderful! I also forgot about your Degas paintings... you should do more in his style! and I love these mushrooms, esp. the cool underside of the rear one. (and I like how the shadows go all the way to black!)

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  9. hi kelley!
    you are so amazing! i LOVE the mushrooms and your show looks wonderful!
    you are so inspiring in everything that you do!

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  10. I think it looks GREAT. Much more content than you thought you had!

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  11. Kelley!

    First off, I love the multi-colored, dotted background you used for the mushrooms.

    Fun and eye-catching!

    Congrats on the art show!

    I LOVE the painting that appears to be blue/purple pears on a striped cloth! I must see that one by itself. I love pear paintings!!

    -Dean

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