Monday, March 27, 2017

Art & Soup Show

For three glorious days last week I was honored to be able to participate in the "Art & Soup" art show here at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

There were 44 artists, each one with their own booth. Around the perimeter of the room were food vendors handing out samples of delicious food. There were pies, cake, soups, bread, cookies and drinks. There was live music performed by various artists.

Here are some fun pics of the event...

Ice Sculpture

I wonder how the sculptor managed to get the tulips and the brushes to be suspended in the ice!

I also had the opportunity to paint in the quick draw. Artists who wanted to join the event were asked to paint a painting in one hour (start to finish). Then our paintings were auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Here's my painting. The light was dim so this image is not very vibrant.

Here are some fun pics from the show.

Me with my son, Ben.

Me with my sister, Heidi.

Painting From Life

Usually when I paint flowers from life I place them in a vase with water.  Most often the flowers wilt under the heat of my lights. 

Last week I purchased a bucket of potted daffodils at the store - thinking that if the flowers were growing in dirt they might be a little more stable and last longer for the duration of my painting. 

Here is what I blocked in from the first day:

The very next day when I came into the studio, this is what had sprouted overnight: two red tulips and some hyacinths!! 

Two days later it was a completely different arrangement. Who knew? Ha-ha-ha!!

So much for a potted plant being more stable than flowers in a vase...