Monday, October 24, 2011

Darkness in Pompano Beach

Last night I received the confirmation that my 3 entries are juried into the group show "Darkness" at the Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Pompano Beach. 

Pretty Pretty Flower
Artists were encouraged to enter works with dark themes and imagery. In other words for the artists to tap into their darker side. I chose to stay with one of my favorite subjects - children - and painted 3 fictional portraits (12" x 12"), using ink, charcoal and 4 colours of Acrylics (White, Red, Grey and Payne's Grey). I did not feel that full colour would do justice to the subjects and chose to stick with a limited palette.

I was aiming for a slightly subtle level of darkness and I was surprised that it was actually hard to restrain myself from going into a"SAW" kind of blood filled darkness, while setting up the portraits.

I am really pleased with the result and of course that I am juried in. The exposition will be open for public October 24th and the opening reception will take place on Thursday 27th from 8 pm - 10 pm at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Pompano Beach.

6 comments:

Scarlet said...

Ooooh, that's a freaky flower child! LOL Love the eyes and expression on this one. Funny how the clothes are loud and happy. So cool. Great work, amiga!! I may join you on that day...let's see if I can make arrangements. Call me!

Holland said...

Thank you!!!! I will call you tomorrow and keep your eyes on the mailbox... it is the official invite... (I know short notice...lol)

Riot Kitty said...

Wow. That is creepy and neat at the same time!

Holland said...

RK: Thank you.... just getting in touch with my slightly darker side.

Granny Annie said...

Put that on a cover and I'm buying the book! Fabulous and the others -- do we get to see them?

Holland said...

Annie: Thank you.. and I will put the others on Facebook very soon.