Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Hip 2 B Square
I took this piece in for a show in Hillsboro at the Sequoia Gallery. It should be a fun show. All of the paintings, including mine, are 12" x 12." The Sequoia Gallery is at 136 SE Third, right in cental Hillsboro. The show will be up through the month of April.
For the show, I had to do the painting on a canvas that I got in March from the Sequoia. I treated the canvas with Golden Absorbant Ground so that I could use gouache. After the painting was finished, I varnished it with a matte varnish. The canvas is a gallery wrap, and participating artists were to submit the work without a frame. To finish it, I used black acrylic on the edges. I'll use this process again. I like the way the gouache works on the treated canvas.
The subject matter was influenced by Gregory Kondos, an artist from Northern California. His landscapes are of the scenes I grew up with. This painting is titled, "River Trees." I priced it at $125. The Plum Gallery supports Sequoia Gallery!