Elizabeth Bauman Newsletter September 2011, Volume 19
News and Updates
First, I must apologize for the long wait between newsletters. My laptop finally met its end (it was a long time in coming) and a new computer sits in its place. I went from a PC to a Mac and, between learning all the new things on an entirely new system as well as getting files moved over (thank goodness I was doing regular backups), completing simple tasks have been very slow for me. But I am learning and patiently working through it all.
Moving on, I have some exciting news about a group show in October. You might remember last year I participated in Mary Lou Zeek Gallery's Face the Public in which twelve artists painted a section each of a Frida Kahlo painting. This year I was invited back and the painting will be Diego Rivera's "The Flower Carrier". Here is some information about the show:
October 4 – 29, 2011 | Art Reception October 5th, 5-7pm Artists: Jane Aukshunas, Elizabeth Bauman, Christopher Bibby, Carolyn Garcia, Kristin Kuhns, Sue-Del McCulloch, Kim Murton, Alison O’Donoghue, Robert Schlegel
For the seventh consecutive year the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will feature the collaborative group show, “Face the Public”. During the month of October the selected twelve Oregon artists will each paint for a day at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery to recreate Diego Rivera’s painting titled “The Flower Carrier” . The finished piece will be sold and the proceeds put into an Artists-in-Need-Fund. Each artist will paint a section in their own style and with their own medium. In addition, the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will feature a collaborative showing of paintings by each of the nine artists during the month of October.
The Mary Lou Zeek Gallery is located at 335 State Street in downtown Salem, Oregon. In addition to the group painting, each of the artists will have some work of their own on display. My scheduled date to paint is Thursday, October 13th, and I will be there from noon until I finish. My section to paint is right around the gentleman's head. Should be fun!
"Bickwell" Oil and acrylic on 3 x 5 inch wood panel.
"Once before" Oil and acrylic on 6 x 6 inch wood panel.
I'm very excited to share the next new paintings. They are the start of a new series. I'm still working on a title for it, but the idea has to do with saving what you can when the rest will not survive. Or something along those lines. They are rather apocalyptic, or at least that is the closest word I've come up with for them. I've been taking a lot of inspiration for these from mid-century science illustrations and while they might look a little different from my previous work, I think you will find a lot of similarities.
"Into the woods" Acrylic on 8 x 10 inch panel.
This first painting "Into the woods", which was was the first one completed in the series, had an addition inspiration. Please visit my blog post here to read more about the painting and/or follow this link to its inspiration. The blog post will also provide a link there.
"When the snow fell" Acrylic on 10 x 10 inch panel.
"With the last tree but a memory" Acrylic gouache on 9 x 12 inch panel.
I don't have a date yet for when those last three paintings will be in my Etsy shop, but they are currently available. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the paintings. That last one was my first piece in a new medium for me called acrylic gouache. Really enjoying working with it, it is a little like gouache (opaque watercolor) and a little like acrylic. The colors are so bold and beautiful, naturally I had to order some more.