Thursday, June 14, 2012

I can see that I'm keeping to my blog posting schedule about one per quarter.  I just don't want to put stuff here that isn't interesting.  How many blogs do you read that are a rehash of everyday happenings? 

I am back to working on documenting my daylily garden.  This variety is called Sabine Bauer.  It's about 6 inches across with a dark eye and ruffled edges.  It has one of the largest eyes that I've seen in daylilies.  I did this one on dark green Daler-Rowney Canford paper. (It photographed so dark that it looks black)  Not sure I like the Canford paper.  It's difficult to get an even layer of color on it.  It would be nice for graphite, chalk or charcoal sketching.  This piece is 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

My work titled "Looking to the Past" was juried into the CPSA 20th International Exhibition.  It will be on exhibit  at The Carnegie, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY (near Cincinnati) from July 9 - August  3 (about six weeks).  Awards will be announced July 9 -12.  I am very pleased to have been selected. 

1 comment:

Cindy Rippe said...

Jan, I love your renderings of day-lilies. What a great way to make the beauty last longer! Do you always paint with colored pencils? I like to mix them with acrylics and pen & ink.