Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bromeliad

Here's my Bromeliad. It was fun painting in the beginning. I really enjoyed the three dimensionality of the painting. But then there were so many petals. (I'm not even sure if they are called petals.) They all need to be differentiated from each other and have some light and shadows and whew they we alot of work.

I painted this for the Norfolk Collegiate Art Show later this month.

My paintings are going to be in three indoor Art Shows this month. The first is with the Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists and it runs from Tuesday January 11th with an opening from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Runnymead at the Towne Bank building in Virginia Beach at the end of the interstate. The show runs there until March 23rd and can be seen from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The next show is Artist's Alley at the Virginia Beach Coliseum's Home and Garden Show from January 20th to January 22nd. The Arist's Alley exhibit is in the lobby and is free to view. Then the Norfolk Collegiate School's Off the Wall Art Show is from January 27th to February 1st at the lower school with an opening on January 27th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The show can also be viewed on January 28th from 10:00 am, January 29th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and January 30th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Now I understand why I have been so busy painting!

4 comments:

Kay said...

Congratulations on all your shows. Indoor shows sure are a lot easier than outdoor shows. I love the Bromeliad.....I have a plant just like it blooming on my sun porch right now. I have thought about painting it, but just haven't gotten around to it. I hope to see you at Artists' Alley Show.

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Kay. It was alot of fun to paint but the petals drove me crazy. I hope to see you too.

meera said...

I can believe the petals drove you crazy --but its been worth it :) Great job with separating the individual petals and leaves!! And much luck with all the shows too.

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Meera. I did really work so hard on the petals. I am so pleased to say that I won an Award of Merit for my Lemonade? at the CBW's show. I am truely honored and appreciate your well wishes.