JUNE 2020 EXHIBIT
Below are the artworks from the May 2020 exhibit. To see the current exhibit please click here.
Title: MELANIN QUEEN
Artist: Kristina Howitt
Other Links: Etsy
Yesterday I was silent. I was reading, listening, trying to understand the BLM movement. I guess I have been living as a privileged white woman my whole life. Yes, I’m descended from Indigenous peoples, but I am viewed as Caucasian. One video really struck a chord. It was demonstrating all the precautions a young black man needs to take on a daily basis to avoid discrimination. And no, not just in the U.S, but here in Canada too. My 2 half-brothers are half-black. They experience this same discrimination. We need change. Today I want to take action in my own way. “Melanine Queen” 5×7″, gouache, $80, 100% proceeds donated to NIA Center for Arts
Title: Four in the Apothecary
Artist: Julie Peterson-Shea
Other Links: website
My cat, Four, modeled for this drawing. When I look at him I am reminded of the cats of Theophile Alexandre Steinlen. When unsure of what to draw next I turn to my fur babies.
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece” Leonardo Da Vinci
Title: Flamingo in gouache
Artist: Valerie de Rozarieux
OK, so another experiment with gouache but with watercolour and without bigger slabs of paint ( as in my recent chameleon)..bit of a different look for me..perhaps more tentative use of paint as I am not comfortable with gouache..still pondering, bit dull? 🤷♀️ I shall continue to experiment but that drying different tones really throws me ..😳…⠀
Artist: Pigi Glarou
When I showed this drawing to my cat, he stared for a few minutes at it, having a strange look in his eyes and that was my happiest moment, for that meant he recognized another cat and my struggle to make the eyes look realistic gave a decent result. Used colorpencils and white marker.
Title: Scotney Castle ‘Happy memories for friends’
Artist: Lynda Bridges
I really hoped I could bring a smile to a group of friends during lockdown and as we are unable to travel and explore this beautiful planet, I asked them to send me a photo of their favourite place or holiday so I could paint a watercolour as a memory of a precious moment in time.
This beautiful view looks out over the lake and ruins of the stunning estate at Scotney Castle, Kent, UK. A beautiful landscape, part of an old ruin and reflections are really the perfect combination for me! Really can’t wait to visit this beautiful place once more!
Title: “Spring Lady”
Artist: Sara Mena
Other Links: DTIYS Source
DTIYS for #lizzy_2k. This is a mixed media picture where I wanted to include both the Spring theme and the Pandemic theme. I thought about spring showers and how we can show them by spraying water over ink and from there I got the idea of spraying desinfectant instead. That experiment was very interesting and you can see parts of the process if you scroll left.
I love these crazy experiments with art 🙂
Title: Daphne and Apollo, watercolour and gouache on cold press paper.
Artist: Rebecca Jane Stockburn
‘Apollo loves this form too and with a right hand placed on the
trunk feels that her heart still trembles under the new bark….The god said to her, since you can’t be my bride, at least
you will certainly be my tree! My hair will always have you,
my lyres [will have you], my quivers [will have you], o Laurel; …. and as my head is worn with unshorn hair,
you also, bear always the everlasting praise of your foliage!”
Apollo had finished: The Laurel nodded with her made branches
and the treetop, as if it were her head, seems to have shaken.’ Ovid
Title: The Beetle Princes and Attack Rat
Artist: John Ramsey
Other Links: Artist Website
Here we have a warrior fairy and her rat companion. When the blood of his foes isn’t available, he’ll instead quench his thirst with fresh stream water. This is the kind of resourcefulness that rats the world over are known for.
Title: Schabeutz 2019
A little memory of my vacation in October 2019. It was the first time I traveled completely alone, so I was afraid how everything will work out and if I will feel lonely. But I had a wonderful time! For the destination I went to a place, my parents and sister had already visited – Scharbeutz. A small city on the Baltic sea. So I already knew the place wouldn’t be bad.
Title: Blueberry dragon
Other Links: Patreon
“Blueberry dragons are very very small and live in blueberry shrubs. They tend to the little berries and open their wings at noon above them. This protects the blueberries from the harsh sun light.” – The book of dragons!
A dragon for the prompt “Blue” of Inktober 52
Title: Tennessee Pass
Artist: Maria Gehrke
Other Links: Artist Website
A landscape I did as a birthday present for a good friend and avid hiker. I painted this off of one of her photos from her 2019 hike along the #coloradotrail This is on the #tennesseepass
I hope this will bring her good memories and excitement for future adventures.