|"FAITH" 24" x 36: oil painting, ©Laura Gable|
It's thrilling to have work accepted into a show of your peers. This National Juried Show was hung at the Allied Arts Gallery a week ago and the artist's reception was today. My painting "Faith" is part of the show.
This painting was done in oils. It's about 2 feet wide and 4 feet tall, on a gallery wrap canvas (unframed). It's the second in the series of large grape themed paintings I've done late last year and early this year. I wanted to leave a portion of the painting in an almost abstract state, with a focus on movement and flow. I love the way the yellows balance the bluish purples. It still has enough realism to evoke a sense of vineyard, and fertile soil very common to this rich grape growing region. It's title speaks to the honoring of this growth from the earth, a trust that nature will provide this bounty, and further -- a faith that we will be divinely embraced and regarded with utmost love. What do you see?
My friend Joseph Rastovich won best of show for his metal piece. Here's a copy of his winning sculpture titled, "Vortex" (look up Joseph Rastovich, Sculptor on Facebook for more info)...
|"Vortex" sculpture by Joseph Rastovich|
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