In April, I visited Franklin, TN for the first time for my friend Megan's wedding. Since Lauren was in the wedding, I had some time to explore Franklin with my in-laws while the bridal party got ready on Megan's big day. On our walk through town we came to Gallery 202.
After browsing the great artwork, we had the opportunity to talk to artist and Gallery 202 owner, Kelly Harwood. He was very happy to talk to us and tell us a little history about the gallery and the house as well. My father-in-law mentioned that I was also an artist and after showing Kelly a couple of pictures of my work, we talked about the possibility of showing some of my work at his gallery.
I am very excited at the opportunity have a show at Gallery 202. I have been busy getting ready for the show, which will occur this fall. I will post some of the new paintings that I've been working on soon.
The opening for the exhibition will be during Franklin's Art Crawl on September 7th, 6-9PM. Please come by if you are around!
At the beginning I wanted this painting to be mostly blue with the white hydrangea as the center of interest, with the addition of a little gold here and there for variety. I had the flowers and vases set up but I thought something was missing. I looked at it for a while and then decided to try adding the red cloth behind the hydrangea. As I stepped back to take a look, a song started to play in my head: Lady in Red.
[I think is safe to say that most Nicaraguans know this song, it's played very often on the radio during the "Clasicos de los 80" segments. It's very popular. There is a Spanish version of it too, it's called Linda Mujer (Pretty Woman) and the lyrics are a little different. I think you'll agree that the video is breathtaking.]
Originally, this still life was bathed in a soft light coming from a window on the left, which is the light source in many of my paintings. I wanted a little more drama so I closed the blinds and illuminated the composition with a flash light. I loved the increased drama - and decided it was time to put the paint onto the canvas.
The concept for this painting is very similar to the previous one, only in this one I used a yellow color scheme and a different light source. The red cloth pushed its way into this one as well.
I really like these paintings, I hope you like them too. Thanks for visiting!