Saturday, May 15, 2010

On Picking Up the Brush


I Should Have Turned Left at Albuquerque, collage/acrylic
22 x 28, Elizabeth W. Seaver

I found out yesterday that I have been chosen to paint one of six public art panels which will be displayed on the main shopping street in Old Town Fredericskburg.  The artwork has no overall theme, but is meant to showcase the work of each of the artists chosen.

The panel measures 40 x 56, and the painting above was the one I submitted with my application.  Those of you who follow my blog regularly may recognize the study for the painting in this post.  It is possible, even likely, that I will paint over the collage in the background with a more opaque layer, but I wanted the committee to see the "under painting" process I used.

We get the panels today or tomorrow, and the painting must be finished by June 21st so that the paintings can be sealed and opened on July 2nd.

Needless to say, I am extremely pleased and excited and nervous. The rest of May and  June will find me picking up the pace with my brushes.

21 comments:

Anna said...

You ROCK! ;)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Anna. Ditto, my friend!

Pam Holnback said...

Pleased and nervous sound like great words for this emdeavor! Congratulations!

C Tanner Jensen said...

Congratulations!That is great!Can't wait to see the finished artwork.

martinealison said...

Extraordinaire! Ma-gni-fi-que... délirant comme j'aime.

Dorothy said...

I am so proud! You'll rock the 'Burg!!

Michelle Smith said...

Excellent!! Congrats!

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations! Don't forget to take lots of photos when the installation is done to see the work :) Whew!!! What great fun!

Kerri Settle said...

Congratulations Elizabeth!

-Don said...

I am so happy for you. This is exciting! Trepidation adds a little flavor to our lives, doesn't it? Good luck, but mostly, HAVE FUN!

-Don

Gwen Bell said...

Had to stop by and see another favorite...that crazy ostrich. Love the way her icing feathers look on this already.

YAY! Terrific news about the Art Panels! What great advertising and exposure that will be for you. Congrats again!

lettuce said...

congratulations on the commission! looking forward to seeing what you d

Artist said...

that's great news!! i love the rush of getting paintings done by a certain deadline!

great painting! i love the way you painted the icing!

Kathy said...

Congratulations! I love your imaginative work.

Celeste Bergin said...

congratulations! I am sure everyone will love your work as much as we do.

Yan Hong Lowson said...

I am so excited for you! Congratulations! I now have one famous friend---you. I can say,"I knew her when...."

Tracey Clarke said...

Fantastic, Elizabeth...congrats. I cannot wait to see it.

Incognito said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth; can't wait to see the installation!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, guys, for all your fabulous comments. It means so much to have you visit and take the time to say something encouraging!

Jill Banks said...

Elizabeth - Congratulations! No wonder they picked you. Every "job" has its share of pleased and nervousness.
Jill

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Jill. I'm so glad you came to visit my blog! Thanks for the nice comment.