When you have to draw from nature, stand three times as far away as the size of the object you are drawing.
Today my friend Jill and I spent about 5 hours visiting all the painting studios (and more) at Pump Project, Pump Project Satellite, and the Bolm Road complex (which includes Big Medium, Pigoata Studios, and Bay6 Gallery and Studios). What an amazing amount of wonderful art, and as always, it's so fun to see old friends and meet new ones. See a gallery of photos from today's art outing.
The 4th Annual GROW Forth! art exhibition and fund-raiser for Urban Patchwork was a great success and a lot of fun last night. I had four pieces that found new homes. :) Thanks to everyone who came out, to everyone who helped with the preparations, the event, the setup and breakdown, and thanks especially to Anne Woods for her masterful organizing of this amazing one-night event!
"Food Forest" | Acrylic on canvas | 24" x 30" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- I really enjoyed painting this new work of three artichokes in three stages of growth as seen in an urban food forest. This painting will be part of my work at the one-night only 4th Annual GROW Forth! art show benefiting Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms here in Austin, happening this Saturday.
GROW Forth! Art Opening -- I will be one of six artists showing our work for the one night only 4th Annual GROW Forth! art show. Also showing will be metal sculptor Anne Woods, photographer and painter Ann Woodall, painter Pat Strong, ceramic artist Michael Merritt, and mixed media artist Stephanie Rubiano.
I will be the guest artist at Austin Art Space during the "For the Love of Art" exhibition, which will be on view for most of the month of February. :) I will be showing all new work that has been created since late last fall. Come out for the opening on Feb. 9th, 6-8pm, Austin Art Space. If you'd like to meet me there during gallery hours on another day, just let me know.