If you need to mention something as stupid as good intentions for the new year, then my intention was to exhibit more often.
However, I started my intention back in November 2018...
In November I wrote to Penumbra Art Gallery for their 2019 shows. I was invited to take part in the "20x20" show. The subject was free, as long as it measured 20x20cm.
The result is my popsurreal painting Life.
Penumbra Art Gallery
Penumbra Art Gallery is a popup gallery in the coastal city of Charneca de Caparica, in Portugal. The gallery focuses on popsurreal and contemporary art.
They host several shows a year. The gallery was founded in 2015 by Helena Reis.
The 20x20 exhibit will open on January 20th 2019, and 20 artists will partake in this show, me included.
All of the works will be for sale during the exhibit. For more information visit the site of Penumbra.
The inspiration for popsurreal painting Life
For a time I found it quite hard to find a subject for my painting. While I'm writing this blog I'm expecting my first baby. Only after we got the result back of the Nipt test, I started focusing on being pregnant. Before that I didn't allow myself to do that, because of all the risks involved in pregnancies. The fact that I experienced very little to no discomfort in the first few months, like morning sickness, made it very easy for me to remain calm and down-to-earth.
However, no that it starts to look like the development of our little one is progressing nicely, it's time for me to let go of the reins a bit.
And thus the inspiration for my painting was born. When I had the idea, Life was painted on the canvas in no time. Or in this case, on the gessoboard.
Popsurreal painting Life materials
For creating this painting I used mixed media. I very much like this way of working when I illustrate on paper. This time I was curious to see how it would look on gessoboard. The materials I used were Prismacolor pencils, acrylic paint and markers.
Are you interested in buying popsurreal painting Life? For more information regarding the sale contact Penumbra Art Gallery.