April Winding Down, May Preview

Cottonwood Grove, 14x18, oil on canvas

Cottonwood Grove, 14×18, oil on canvas

I promised that I would post an image of the new painting on exhibit at State of the Art Gallery. I have been tangled up in one thing after  another for a while, some not so funny like multiple house calls by plumbers, roofers, and garage door technicians, and some really good adventures with the Cornell Spring Ornithology lectures and field trips, but finally, at long last, here it is. It started with the intention of painting the poison ivy vines, blazing red in their fall colors climbing the cotton wood trees just past the Treman Marina, and wound up being more about the weather on a brilliantly sunny, violently windy day. It was the last good painting day in October, 2015. It became a very abstracted landscape. This will be available until May 1, 20116

Today I took down my paintings that were hanging in Transformations Hair and Skin Salon. It was a very pleasant place to show work. I signed up to exhibit there again in the future.

I still have work up in the Community School of Music and Art Gallery show, A Sense of Place. The show will come down on May 13.

Ibis diptych, 20x40, acrylic on canvas.

Ibis diptych, 20×40, acrylic on canvas.

Here is a preview of work that I will be showing at the State of the Art in the May Member’s Show. It is Ibis Diptych, two 20″ square canvasses that were started as separate images, but seemed to want to go together. I started it in March, 2014, and it took quite a long time to finish, in fits and starts. I was able to start it right away, after my first trip to Key West, and my first sight of white ibis. It was clear, after I established the composition, that I needed to learn a lot more about the birds. Two more trips to Florida, with lots of observation and sketching gave me what I needed to carry them on to completion. There is one more 20″ square group of Ibis, that can be shown in May, but I will tease you with just this much of a preview for now.

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    • kitty burns on April 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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    These ibis are well worth the effort. Very beautiful.

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