The current exhibit at Slayton House's Bernice Kish Gallery shows artwork by the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Two of my pieces are in this exhibit. "Venice III" received an Honorable Mention award. "Pigeon Keeper" was highlighted in an article in Howard County Times article on the exhibit. You can see the article online at "Watercolor exhibit is awash with talent and vision" by Mike Giuliano
A Day at the Fountain celebrates the joy of children at play. I composed this pieces from a series of photographs I took while visiting Charleston, SC. A sense of motion was a critical element of this painting; motion of the water, the running children. My goal was to catch a moment in time. In order to get this sense of motion it was important to get the detail of the water spray. My favorite child in this painting is the young girl in the orange and red striped swimsuit who is featured in the blowup on the right. The young man in front was the focal point of the painting, but the nearly pointillist appearance of the girl is an important detail used to capture the moment.
The slideshow below show the process of painting "Venice III". To see enlarged images and text describing the process Double click on the image to view the slideshow in full screen mode. If you don't see the text click on the "bubble text/comment" icon.
The Maryland Federation of Art is currently holding their 34th Annual "Art on Paper" National Exhibition. The Juror was Johanna Halford-MacLead. April's piece "Poinsettia Tree" was one of 78 works selected for this exhibit from ovre 1100 entries from 344 artists. It is an honor to be among those chosen. The exhibit can be seen at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland on Tuesday through Sunday from llam - 5pm, now through April 17th. You can also enjoy the exhibition online by clicking on the link below. Take the time to view the entire exhibition by clicking on each camera. You can see my piece from a couple cameras, including "360 Art Exhibition Part 4".
Each year Howard County Arts Council sponsors an annual "Celebration of the Arts" in Howard County. April will have two of her glass pieces in the auction, to be held on March 26, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm. The auction will be held in Howard County Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. A preview of the auction pieces is availabel for the artists, family and friends on March 26th from 1pm to 4pm. Howard County Community College is located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland.