Wednesday, March 31, 2010
"Mint Julep", Watercolor on Arches Paper, 7" x 10"
The above piece is part of the Kentucky Derby series I painted for a display (and yes, they are for sale) at Star Provisions, a fantastic gourmet shop that is every foodie and creatively inclined person's dream. Obviously, when given the opportunity to work with them I jumped at the chance.
I have touched on this a little before, what I love most about this series is it's ability to be such a personal piece of work. The small size, the light application of paint, the charcoal markings that allow my artist's hand to be visible, allow for a sense that the particular piece of art was made for the viewer, and the viewer alone. Not to mention, the work is relatively inexpensive, which I love. While this might sound ostentatious coming from an artist whose normal medium is frequently the most expensive, I try to have work that everyone can afford. Art is not for a certain class, and art also does not have to be outrageously priced. I think some of the best work is made with found pieces, which goes back to my love of art of the everyday, and the simplicity of that practice.
If you enjoy the series, there are more pieces available at Star Provisions starting next week. I have posted the link below.