Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ocelot in juried show!
Greetings, my fine feathered friend!
Great news: my colored pencil ocelot "Up Close" made it into the NVAL Small Painting Show! :D I was so excited I danced around the living room. Very grown-up of me. :)
What makes this so special to me is the fact that my piece is rendered in colored pencil, a medium which the art world tends to ignore. I actually had past instructors that didn't consider pencil a "professional medium." Seriously? Colored pencil is done in layers, just like paint. And with CP, it's really hard to erase a mistake. I have seen amazing CP work that deserves the same level of respect that is given to paintings. So I hope having my CP piece displayed in this juried show will raise awareness about the merits of colored pencil artists.
And to all you creatives out there: if you do what you love then you will do great things.