The Fundit.ie campaign for my upcoming show, 'Flights of Fancy' is a few hours from closing and has exceeded expectations. Thank you all for the support and I'm currently working on the rewards for you.
I've attached a design for a poster which will go onto a sandwich board outside the space -and elsewhere around the locality as we come up to the opening date. In the spirit of crowd-activity, do let me know what you think. Squawk! http://fundit.ie/project/flights-of-fancy-art-exhibition
Lately, I've been doing more and more 'brunailles', in other words, three colour paintings usually made in order to establish tone before glazing over with colour. I was captured by how much expression can be made without very much colour at all.
Also by the way the light pigment (in these cases, Sennelier's Warm Bright Yellow) seems to almost emit light. These old nurse's uniforms look fantastic where the white parts are represented thus.
You can 'tip' the emphasis from cooler to warmer greys by adding more ultramarine or burnt sienna to the three colour mix -as you can see in the warmer, redder cast to the second painting.
In response to all that's GUBU here on the Emerald Isle (to those outside of Ireland, GUBU is an acronym first used during a late 1980s political scandal: Grotesque; Unprecedented; Bizarre and Unbelievable - and it never seems to stop), I have my own newly-coined acronym for these hand-painted gift artworks: OPIUM: Original; Personal; Imaginative; Unique; Memorable.
I should add; addictive but that quality is inherent in the word and it would mess up my lovely new acronym.
Let me explain: I create these unique artworks to order, usually for retiring or otherwise departing executives. These projects are fun -with all the secret meetings and development, sketches and the growing feelings of expectation -and the party at the end where the presentation of the framed art is made.
So, I'm after all the PAs I can get my hands on (so to speak). That's my goal. PAs are the 'go-to' people when an unusual project comes up within a company: Something like procuring a retireme…