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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

Bird Dog 12" x12"
Art is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of visual art, it has to be. In your eye, I mean. So you can see it. Right? Now whether you like the art or not becomes the duty of the brain, interpreting what you are seeing and making a judgement call.

My show at Local Colors is this week, with the opening this coming Friday night. I am working hard to get my paintings ready. I am one of those artists that move a bit quicker when I have a deadline. The problem with that (can you say procrastination?) is you run out of time to do all that you really would like to do for the show. *sigh*.

Since I still have a few days yet, I am optimistic and plan on getting a lot done. I am excited about the drawing for the $600 painting to be given away that night. There's more details on my blog about it. If you haven't entered, you can right here:

 The drawing has ended. Congratulations to Susan Daniels.

16" x 20" painting valued at $600

Maybe this flying dog painting doesn't jingle your chimes, but think about it...it could be just the ticket for a kids room or a gift for someone who loves dogs. I am sure someone would like to give this painting a good home. After all, whatever your reason for entering may be, we all know that art is in the eye of the beholder.

Sorry, that is kind of a corny ending to my blog entry today.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Gardening a Painting

It's late, but I thought I would hurry and write here a bit about my day. I have been painting alot and it feels great! So I guess you could say I had a good day.



This painting is called Gardening for Mental Health. At least that is what it is titled until I come up with something better. It has a quote carved into the frame; "You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt". This painting will be available at my upcoming show.

Don't forget to enter in my painting drawing. For more info go to this link;
http://catherinedarling.blogspot.com/2012/03/enter-to-win-this-painting.html

Friday, March 02, 2012

Enter To Win This Painting






“Flying Below Radar” illustrates how people (dogs are people too)  often think they are content to stay just below their full potential because it’s comfortable. What they don’t know is how amazing they are just to be flying!
(how's that for symbolism?)


On Friday, March 16th Local Colors is holding a reception for myself and two other artist; Cheryl Glenn - ceramics and Melody Johnson - collage. The theme of our show is "With a Whimisical View".

Along with the reception I wanted to do a little fund raiser for the gallery. I am donating a painting "Flying Below Radar" for a drawing.  You probably noticed that I said fund raiser. Well, my first thought was to sell raffle tickets for $5.00 each, but then one of our artists pointed out that raffles are a form of gambling and therefore illegal in Utah. Unless you are a non-profit organization. Which we aren't.

So I had to come up with another plan.



 So here it is... Imagine owning your very own personal 4"x6" print of "Flying Below Radar" that comes with the added bonus of  having YOUR NAME entered in the drawing for the original painting! All this for only $5.00!

The drawing is for a 16"x20" acrylic painting on 3/4"gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted, wired and ready to hang. Valued at $600.


There are two ways you can you can participate.


Go into the gallery between March 2nd thru March 16th
 and purchase this little print
of "Flying Below Radar"
1054 E. 2100 So.
Salt Lake City, UT

OR

You can purchase it right here through paypal!
Your print will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment. (I have a history of selling online since 2001 with a 100% positive feedback) No additional charges for shipping.

The drawing will be held on Friday, March 16th at 7:30 PM. If you are not present and you WIN, you will be notified on Saturday, March 17th. Shipping is free anywhere in the U.S.

Either way you choose to buy your print, your name will be entered into the drawing for
the original painting "Flying Below Radar".

DRAWING UPDATE:

Thanks to everyone that entered! Congratulations to Susan Daniels who won the painting.

 Please note that the colors of the original painting may vary from that shown on your monitor.