For the last two weeks, I've been working on a series of paintings for a juried exhibition, they said the result would be out by Aug. 3rd, and I haven't heard from them yet, so I'm probably not in, but that's fine.
The paintings are basically reworked images of photographs I took before. I find it much more involving to alter the images and intensify the colours etc. by painting them, rather than fiddling around with the computer. I'm not that digital a person. Needless to say the texture and feel of the paint is a completely different animal from that of photography.
The theme of the juried call for entry was "Nocturnes", a subject that I can easily relate to as I spend a lot of my days at night. What's more, I had recently painted two pieces that were shown at a gallery in New Orleans which just happened to be of the night.
The images for the "Nocturnes" project were also square, so I decided to use the canvases left from this previous project. It wasn't long before it became obvious though that the format was far too small (12"x12") for the images to realise their potentials or make any proper impact, by this point, however, there was no longer enough time to order larger canvases (everything is ready made here, and you only get a very limited range, anything even slightly out of the ordinary has to be ordered... ) and repaint them. Given that there was not much that could be done, I proceded with the small canvases regardless, and they don't look so bad after all. I emailed them out along with the two previous paintings.