It’s Cool to be Square!
I was recently invited to exhibit in a special show called “The Square Show”at an amazing gallery in Providence , RI… Gallery Z http://galleryzprov.com/galleryzprov/upcoming-shows.html.
The exciting part of this exhibit is that the gallery provided each artist with the canvas’ to paint. Each one of us received a 12x12, 16x16, and 20x20 canvas. My shape preference is usually square, so I was feeling right at home with this invitation! YAY! The thought of all of us painting the same exact canvas shapes seems really exciting to me! What will all the artists do with the same exact canvas’?!
I actually started off painting 8 canvas’ at the same time. I know, crazy… right! Well, I had also signed up for a class on intuitive painting during the same time that I needed to be working on the three pieces for the show. I figured I am Super Woman… I can do it all! … Did I mention that the whole time I am doing this class along with the eight canvas’, I am also coordinating the Fine Arts area of the RIBA Home Show held at the Providence Convention Center!
Needless to say, I am not as super as I hoped to be! I didn’t quite finish the class because I realized I would need to finish at least the three canvas’ needed for the Square Show! So I focused on the three canvas’ and here’s what came to fruition.
“Love In The Garden”
I painted these shapes from my memories of scuba diving. There were these beautiful pod type greens growing about 60feet below the water. I sketched them out right away and realized they looked an awful lot like roses. The first shape that came to me was the beautiful heart at the bottom of the canvas. For me, Everything grows out of love… It seemed to me to be the seed that planted this beautiful garden.
“Walking Out of The Darkness”
This painting started with drips of paint. I immediately saw a forest. Recently, I have been studying the work of Gustov Klimt. I just love his use of color, and his mixture of patterns and shapes. The bird in this painting tells the story of coming out of the darkness of the woods, and walking into the light, seeing hope and beauty.
I’m not sure which came first, the tree or the birds. This painting just took on a life of it’s own. Again, studying the work of Gustov Klimt, I was inspired by his color palette and shapes in the tree. In this painting, the birds seem to be stopped in their tracks by witnessing the beauty of the tree.
You’ll have to wait for the next blog to see what the other canvas’ ended up as!
Until next time!
It’s Cool to be Square!