|Scouting for Tulip Petals 7x7 Collagraph with colored pencil|
Process shots begin at the bottom of this post.
This is the final collagraph of three for the fundraising exhibit at Gale's Restaurant - Art for the Animals. The other two collagraphs are here and here. I'm working on two more animal watercolors for the show as well, so stay tuned. There are a lot of wonderful artists exhibiting at this fundraiser, so I predict the evening of the opening will be incredibly festive, with wonderful animal-art in a variety of styles, lovely artists and collectors catching up on each other's news (see the post card for the show & a list of the artists below), and some furry friends available for adoption from the Humane Society - all happening in Gale's comfortable and intimate restaurant, arranged artfully with good food and fine drinks.
If you're local to Los Angeles, please save the date; Sunday, March 10 at 3:00pm! Forward this post, and gather your animal loving friends and family, and plan to come to this exhibit. I'll see you there!
|Adding colored pencil to the collagraph.|
|After a trip through the press, pulling the first collagraph|
|Inking the plate, a la poupee|
|Cutting away recessed line work and broader passages to hold ink.|
|After laying down a drawing, and sealing the plate, I'm starting |
to carve away sections where I want the ink to settle.
|Counter clockwise from the upper right - go ahead - make a collagraph!|
|Art for the Animals promo postcard|
|Art for the Animals details: Artists, location, hours, etc.|
The best advise I could give to an emerging artist who's trying to get to the point where they're trying to make a living off their work, is to not really focus on galleries so much right now. Focus on trying to make the best work you possibly can. Go deeply into whatever it is that you do. Find other people who are doing something similar. Find other people who's work you respect, and you love, and who are kind of in the same boat as you are, and talk with them. Exchange ideas, read books about… whatever - philosophy or art history or artists that you love. Talk about them, and exchange these ideas.