I bought a Banksy mask to make me feel brave during this scary year. I'm vaccinated now, and feel like I can exhale. Ahhhhh!
I have two pieces in this show about important issues of our time. I'm honored that my "Breonna, Say Her Name" was used to advertise the show. It also sold during the show, which closes April 24.
The other piece is called Earthlings. We share this earth with other humans and other species. We need to treat each other and the earth with respect.
Twenty-two of my miniature paintings are on display in an open house showing in Taylor, Texas. I am one of five artists who were invited to show art in a beautifully renovated mid-century modern house. The open house is Saturday, April 24, and artist reception will be the following Saturday, May 1.
A new work in the series of "Heavenly Bodies," I find myself painting Karla, a favorite model. Similar to a piece I did a year ago (see below), I have the figure blend with the background (sky). I love the idea of becoming the sky, or trees, or other part of nature. People, especially city dwellers, tend to separate ourselves from the natural world, and I think we are less happy for it.
I usually work with a semi-limited palette of Windsor red, Alizarin crimson, Windsor yellow, ultramarine blue, Titanium white, and transparent red iron oxide. To get the brilliance of the Aurora Borealis sky, I added Phthalo turquoise.
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.