Acrylic on ___________?
“Acrylic on ___________? “ is the new group exhibition at Brews starting with an opening reception Wednesday, August 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Local artists were invited to create a piece of art in acrylic paint and encouraged to experiment outside the box of the traditional acrylic paint on canvas.
“Mornings in the Window” is my submission for this art event. I painted my cat, Akasha Mekare (aka Kashi) on a mirror.
The mirror reflects the background so it looks like inside your house is behind her in the window. I first painted our other cat, Robert Pawlson but my beautiful daughter who is my art critic agreed with me that he looked a bit wrong. So I added Kashi behind him. Which still made him look “off”. So I took a razor blade and completely removed Bob altogether. This is when this piece really started coming together. Sorry, Bob!! I had 6 weeks to paint this and it really took every bit of those 6 weeks. And let me tell ya, painting on a mirror is a lot harder than you would think. The paint stuck to my hands over and over and came off and ugh!! I finally got it! I learned today that this piece has sold. I am so honored that a piece of my art will be in someone’s home.
I also couldn’t believe that I got invited to participate in another art event at Brews. It makes me feel so good to have my art seen. I have wanted to be an artist my entire life but had no idea I could paint up until a few years ago when I tried. So selling this piece really is a big deal for me.