Busy Bee

I was quite prolific this past weekend, and managed to create four new ACEO's. I'm on a kick with yellow right now. Yellow feels warm and summery, and reminds me that I will soon be on summer vacation!!!!

My first big show of the summer is right around the corner. Art on the Lawn takes place Sunday, June 13th on the Rockford College campus. I've got a new tent on the way and with the help of my trusty manfriend Matthew, will be putting the finishing touches this weekend on some panels to hang my work on. This outdoor show thing is certainly a lot of work! I am praying for a beautiful summer day and lots of eager art collectors to come my way. Mama needs some Italy spending money!!!

I found out today that I was accepted into the Greenwich Village art show at the Rockford Art Museum in September. I'm psyched and am looking forward to having another reason to use my tent.

Ta-ta for now!

Gray. Yellow. White. Black.

Gray. Yellow. White. Black.

I am currently enamored with this color scheme. I've used these colors in my last three pieces, and will continue for a bit.

Yellow is not a color that I usually embrace in my work. In fact, its probably my least favorite of colors on a regular basis. There's just something about yellow that works with gray, mellows it out or something.

I've also been trying to work on simplifying in these last few pieces. Throughout my artistic career, I've had a tendency to over-embellish, do a little too much. I'm really working on that and embracing the fact that "less is more". You'll hopefully notice more negative space and less pen in these works. I'm letting the cut shapes speak for themselves.

That's all for now. Happy Monday.

Top: "A Good Vibe" - Mixed Media on paper. Available in my Etsy shop.
Bottom: "Attack of the Killer Consonants" - Mixed Media on Canvas. Available in my Etsy shop.