Hello everybody hope you've been doing alright this week. Well finally after trying to schedule the right time to go back to the local art gallery just after the opening reception on October 12. I've now this week have enough proper photographs of my painting that I entered for the gallery show.
Nov/21/2017 UPDATE; there is now a virtual art gallery online on the Bossier Art Council's website. You can see all of the different wonderful art pieces that are at this gallery showing, hope you enjoy!
It was a while before I had time to go back to gallery mostly for the reason that I needed transportation there, but also my older brother really wanted to see my artwork up in the gallery as he missed out on going to the reception with me on that night, since he had been busy for personal reasons.
Anyway on with what this piece is meant for the show. This art showing which is going on this year, from October to November is dedicated to self-portrait and it's officially called "Human Beings & Being Human". The Bossier Art Council who are the gallery host of this showing, is my hometown art council and the people are there and who work there are really nice and friendly. I actually am so glad that I did join as a member to the council for this year, because If didn't I would've missed out on this artist event and I wouldn't met so many amazing local artist doing so as well.
Furthermore with the painting I did the piece as a self-portrait as myself, I did try to represent my likenesses the best as I could do, even though I never quite do when it comes to doing self-portraits. I wanted to also keep the piece simple to the heart and truthfully to what I care about. Which is being outside with the natural outdoors, as there always have been an interest with nature and wildlife in my life. It is what I love and where I feel more comfortable being. I don't feel the greatest when It comes to the large crowds and big cities, I prefer the country side and the woodlands over anything else.
So the theme of nature is actually what I wanted for this painting. But one other thing I want to mention; there was also one last thing that I did add to the piece just before it was finished and that was adding in the blue-jay in the top corner. It's actually inspired by an actual blue-jay (here's a link to a photograph that took of the little guy on an older post) who did fly in our backyard on one of the days I was working on this painting. My representation however of the bird, is a little chubby and I struggled to get the colors right for it's feathers. I never attempted to paint a bird before, so it's the best I could at this time.
Well I don't have much else to say, but I did have a great time at the opening reception, I met so many great artists and wonderfulpeople. While I'm am as well so happy and thankful for joining this art event, it was worth the entry. Because never did I expect my work would ever be accepted in a gallery and I was completely shocked when I found out when it was accepted in to the exhibition.
Hope everyone is going to have a great time this month and thank you so much for the support, farewell till next time- I'll probably update this blog posting later on, if my older brother makes a blog post of the art council as well.
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