I’ve been invited to be part of a ‘Salon des Refuses’ here in Minneapolis, held for the large number of artists who were not chosen for the Wintertide show and others. Should be fun. This is the rejected picture that I’ll be putting in the show, the first of what I plan to be a series. It owes a lot to Johnny Gruelle:
This is a mixed media piece, on 11″ X 14″ Bristol Board. I prepare that by using tape to mark off both the borders and the white areas in the drawing, then use a mixture of acrylic raw umber and cheap gesso for the ground. The reason for the gesso is the ‘tooth’ it gives the surface – it works particularly well with pencil.
The show is the SweetArt Salon des Refusés Opening reception is Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.. The exhibit and sale runs through February 11, 2017. At the Northrup King Building.