|Fusions Gallery, Ocean Shores WA|
Fusions is now home to my two 'murals', 16x20 canvas paintings in acrylics of Northwestern Scotland; 'Eilean Donan Castle' and 'the Auld Man and his Flock' (Old man of Storr with Hebridean sheep). Yes, 16x20 is a mural for me! Each took me months to do. The feathers are not forgotten, though - in January I will be bringing in new feather paintings that are currently underway. One of those is an experimental project, fusing two feathers together for an extra wide canvas. Working with such a thing is proving to be much trickier than I anticipated! It's such fun to work with galleries that enthusiastically try on new things from their artists.
|Eilean Donan Castle, 16x20 acrylics on canvas, (c) Julie Thompson 2010|
There will be another new addition for 2011, workshops in feather-painting. I'm looking at two venues so far, and one already has me scheduled for classes. Patrons who would ask me to consider teaching have most often expressed interest in wolves, so that is the subject we will begin with at Lucas Art Gallery in Graham WA on March 12. I will supply the feathers, of course. Class size for this one is limited to just ten students. On May 13 at the same venue we will be painting songbirds. Folks who are interested may contact the gallery after the first of the year and sign up. From the interest so far, I expect these classes may fill quickly. As classes for the second venue come together, I will let you know dates, location, and subject.
2011 is shaping up to be a busy year!