Elizabeth Bauman Newsletter February 2011, Volume 15
I am so excited to share that I was invited to participate in a special group show at Salem Art Association. The show is a celebration of the lives of two local landscape architects, Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver. They began their work together in 1929 and shaped many gardens and landscapes around the area. Each of the artists invited was sent a photograph of one or both of the women and was asked to interpret it however they wanted. The photograph I received was of Edith Schryver and I think it is of her standing in Bush House, a local historical landmark. The timing of all of this was perfect for me as I had started working on some new ideas in my paintings including playing with light and its affects and also changing my color palette (as well as using vintage photographs again). I'll share the final painting down below. For now, here is some more information about the show:
Show Date: March 11th - April 30th Location: Salem Art Association at Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission St SE, Salem, Oregon Opening reception: Friday, March 11th, 6:30 to 7:30pm (Artist Lecture by John Van Dreal, one of the featured artists, will be from 5:30-6:30pm.)
First, some new little portraits. The first three should be in my Etsy shop within the next few days or so. The last three need to dry for a couple of weeks. For whatever reason, these all ended up being women but I do have some men in production for my next batch.
Hermione, Oil and Acrylic on 5 x 7 inch wood panel.
Marya, Oil and Acrylic on 3 x 5 inch wood panel.
Oh, Oil and Acrylic on 6 x 6 inch wood panel.
Maren, Oil and Acrylic on 5 x 7 inch wood panel.
Lulu, Oil and Acrylic on 4 x 4 inch wood panel (will need a better photo, dark backgrounds are tricky).
Peggy's friend Marilyn, Oil and Acrylic on 4 x 4 inch wood panel.
And finally here is my painting for the show (the title is temporary and might change). You should be able to click on it to see a larger version:
Remembering Edith, Oil and Acrylic on 16 x 20 inch wood panel.
That is it for now. I hope to be back earlier in March (than this very late February newsletter) with several more little portraits and perhaps a couple larger paintings as well.