Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm buying stock in gouache

  Nautical Florescence, Gouache, 12 ½x15 1/2
  Nautical Florescence II, Gouache, 13 1/4x14
  Greetings, Gouache, 10x13
  Geometric, Gouache, 10x21

Constantly rifling through flea market junk piles and antique store boxes, I am on the lookout for unique treasures to add to my growing collection of vintage ephemera. Looking at vintage travel postcards from the 1930’s and 40’s, I specifically was drawn to those illustrating sailing. The nostalgic, playful feelings evoked through a culture at ease, indulging in leisurely activities drew me in. Saturated colors and the graphic style used during the time period coincide with my personal design aesthetic and utilize colors that I typically gravitate towards. This concept was explored during a course on Surface Design, resulting in examples of floral, geometric, and conversational patterns in this series of gouache paintings.

Nautical Florescence II is featured in the new exhibit up at Silver Circle next month!

The Silver Circle Gallery in Putnam, Conn., announces, "Flora and Fauna,” a themed display featuring glimpses of plant and animal life as seen through the artist’s eye. The show represents 19 local artists that work in a wide variety of mediums. This exhibit will be held in the downtown gallery 2/2– 2/27, 2011

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