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The quiet before the storm

Before the reception began, I took photos of the space and my work on the walls.
It’s a quick visual tour.

In front of the entry-
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Roses and Vampire Diary Knife & tomato-
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first wall-
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second wall-
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third wall-
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Fourth and home-
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Thirsty, and me with 20/60

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I had a great night, and the folks at OCAF are wonderful. A class act.

Tonight! OCAF solo show. Paintings #15, 16 & 17

20/60 Self Portrait, 20×24″
The artist will be present and, if it’s cool enough, wearing this coat. Say howdy, if you are so inclined .Relativity series

Death Takes A Holiday, 24×30″
Sometimes Death is not the enemy, it’s a servant in disguise. Who else opens the door wide enough for the next generation? Relativity series

Clothe the Naked, 24X30
One of the corporal works of mercy and the painting that led me down the dark country road of figurative work. Corporal Works of Mercy series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker

Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565

Tomorrow night, artist reception 6-8pm

 
Tomato & Vampire Diaries Knife, 10×10″

I love to paint knives and tomatoes. This time I went with a box cutter borrowed from a nice grip on the Vampire Diaries crew. South of Eden series
Tomato & Macpherson Sgian Dubh, 16×20″
  Tomatoes and a sgian dubh, ceremonial Scottish dirk graciously offered by my Scottish host, on the ledge of a Georgian house Edinburgh. South of Eden series

 

Bitter, 18×24
My relationship with sugar is …complicated. South of Eden series 
 Sweet, 18×24″ 

A nostalgic look at cherished sources of sweetness. South of Eden series
 Corn & Consequences, 14×18
A comment on the profit-driven practices of corporate agricultural and the connection to obesity and diabetes. South of Eden series
 

Spin, 24×24
Transforming heavily subsidized corn into a plethora of products. South of Eden series

 
 

 

Solo Show this Friday, paintings #7 & #8

San Marco Savanarola Chair, 30×40″

The persistence of art over intolerance. Savonarola convinced Botticelli to burn his paintings, yet people still come to see Fra Angelica’s frescos in San Marco monastery. On the Road series

Blood & Knavery II, 16×20″                  

 

  These obsolete and abandoned tools of writers suggest the porous border between extinction and evolution. Metamorphosis series                                          

Solo show, Paintings #5 & #6


El Cap Swing, 30×30″ What does faith looks like? Big wall climber swings out over Yosemite valley on a rope. Behind him the Cathedral Spires formation, with the Central Pillars of Frenzy climbing route. Relativity Series

 Hambidge Harrow, 16×20, Inadvertent sculpture, a harrow rusted solid from disuse. South of Eden series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker
Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565


Solo show Oct 7, paintings #3 & #4


King of Hearts, 16×20″  They’re called Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for  reason. Relativity series

Gene Pool Roulette, 18×24″  The DNA that buoys one person up, may drag another under. Beware the ancestral undertow. Relativity series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker
Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565

Central Pillar of Frenzy

Here’s the latest version of El Cap Swing, now re-titled Central Pillar of Frenzy – that’s the name of a particular climbing route which is Parker’s favorite. It’s visible on the Cathedral Towers formation in the background. This round I worked on the trees behind Parker, the scree, and the specific routes on the lighter, left-hand face of Cathedral Towers.

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Plugged away on Gripland. Have got most of the detail in, except one sandbag. Could use a few more leaves, and Robert’s hands need attention. Next time I’ll be working on unifying it and pushing the darks and lights. It’s all about the glow.

Mountain sides and Moochie

Worked on El Cap Swing – entirely on the right hand side of the canvas, punching up the darks and adding texture, plus another layer of paint on the climber.
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If you remember the Sanctuary painting, I made one final change to it – added Moochie, sitting on the chair/throne.
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Here’s a detail. The eyes aren’t finished, but the rest is.
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I have my own reasons as to why I did this, but I think I’ll let the painting speak for itself.

Storm debris and strands of hair.

Worked on Tornado yesterday while Gripland was drying. Re-did the darks, and added lots of debris, especially on the slate path. Pretty soon it will be time to tackle the pine needles, and they are legion.

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Also worked on the self portrait. Lots of cussing. Some hair pulling out over painting individual strands of hair. Not unlike painting pine needles, now that I think about it.
The rose patches on the back of the coat, the paint brush, and the texture on the edge of the mirror frame went well.
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