The North Hills Art Center is hosting a themed exhibit, Light Into Darkness, to benefit local non-profit Veterans Leadership Program. I dropped off my artwork earlier this week. The opening is February 11, and if you’re local stop by for some wine and cheese and some really beautiful art from what I saw of the works already there when I dropped off my entries.
Entries for Light into Darkness “MUST relate to “Joy in Winter” through depiction or sentiment. That’s not a problem for me—winter is my favorite subject to paint and I love the season too, especially if there’s snow, but there is a time limit on entries including works created in the past three years.
I had planned to enter “Avoiding the Photographer” from 2021 and “This Shining Night” from just last month. I had several other winter scenes in mind that I’ve been saving but couldn’t decide, and then it was too late. I could enter up to three pieces so I decided to include a photograph that I’d taken in 2013, then reworked recently (2021 or 2022) with the new computer and monitor where I could capture details and the delicate bit of color in “What is the Goal?”
I’ve included a little bit about each of these works below. Each of them is for sale, but I have to take them offline while they are in this exhibit.
The two does clearly think I can’t see them behind that scruffy little hemlock. They get tired of me and my camera and shouting at them to move this way or that, they just want to find their browse and have a meal. Since they ate my vegetable garden again they have to pay admittance here somehow and be a model for a painting or two.
You can find this painting here on this website.
I just painted this at the beginning of January and it was my January featured artwork. The subject was an actual walk on the Panhandle Trail on Christmas as I turned back toward home after sunset and the moon had risen, lighting the landscape, while sparkling flurries filled the air. The title is inspired by the work by James Agee adapted into a classical vocal work by Samuel Barber.
Read more about this painting here.
This organization welcomes photos in exhibits, which I’m really happy about because I have quite a few photos I really want to exhibit somehow. This fit the theme. and though I took the photo way back in 2013, when I decided to begin selling framed photos at vendor events last year I decided to rework this one to capture more detail in the dark areas and a little more color—this is not a black and white photo—before I made prints of it.
You can find this photo here on this website.
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