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Monday, February 3, 2014

A to Z Blog Challenge Brings Another Show

"Animal Show at Crossroads" Lorelle Rau photo
The Blogging A to Z Challenge 2013 has become yet another art show. Artist and designer Lorelle Rau arranged and hung the show for me in my new gallery space at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, Virginia. She is the talented young woman who hung my large scale Maya Ruins exhibition that was on view at Crossroads in summer 2012.

Those of you who follow my blog will remember that I decided to create an animal painting a day for the blog challenge and that I succeeded in the projects using as resource material mostly my own photographs and some by my daughter, Amy, who took pictures of many animals while in Tasmania. It was a fun challenge, and I was thrilled to finish the month of April with 26 new paintings that I loved. (The large painting in the middle of the back wall is not part of the project, but it inspired it.) For this show, I also have archival prints of some of the paintings available for sale.

I haven't decided yet whether or not to participate in the A to Z 2014 Blog Challenge. After all, the 2013 blog entries will be a very hard act to follow!

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's awesome! I thought your theme last year was great. You need to sign up and do another painting a day.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Alex. I don't know what the theme would be for this year.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. your art work last year was wonderful to see for each of the A-Z days .. and now to have it on show here.

I'm so pleased the new gallery special is up to trumps - it looks great and as you say Lorelle has done a very good job.

Theme .. I can think of a few .. flowers, or fauna .. or other category ...

Let's hope you join us .. cheers Hilary