Sunday, May 06, 2012

Jill Price heading to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Well, despite the delay, we have finally heard back from the Toronto Outdoor Show and it would appear that I have made the cut.  I have been told that of all the shows, this is the one to do, due to the number of people that come to the event and the reasonable cost to do the show.  Of course this means that I really need to start kicking things into high gear so that I have enough work to deal with any sales that may happen and the fact that I am having a feature show down at Arts on Queen during the last two weeks of July.  I am currently exploring how to make my pixelated pieces more painterly as I really miss working with broad gestural strokes.  I am also in the midst of relinquishing the printmaking layer, but we'll see how my experiments go with drawing and some stitchery into the work.  For now I am working on the base of another figurative collage utilizing old scraps from previous paintings.  The problem with these pieces is knowing when to stop so that you don't completely obliterate the references to other works while still working into the piece to give it some depth and dynamism.  I hope to have 4 of these pieces ready for my show up at Claustro Gallery in June. to go!

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