"Nature is what we know
Yet have not art to say
So impotent our vision is
to her simplicity."
- Emily Dickinson

Sunday, October 17, 2010

MMIX: Part Two

As my two entries into "The Music in Me" are so related, here is a look at the second piece. Titled, "MMIX: Full Cold Moon" this one represents the first full moon from last December. December full moons are traditionally referred to as the "cold moon" or "long night's moon"and the second full moon in any calendar month is always called a "blue moon", hence the title of the award winning piece.


It is always a surprise and honor to be awarded in an exhibit. I was invited to participate with the Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford, Georgia, for their "The Music in Me" exhibit and at the opening last night, my painting titles"MMIX: Full Blue Moon" took second place in the judging. I appreciate the opportunity to show with this talented and eclectic group of artists and I am grateful to have had my work selected for an award.

Works in the show are based upon the interpretation of the artists' favorite music and are done in a square format. I submitted two pieces, both mixed media with siligraph and oil, representing the two full moons in December MMIX and inspired by George Winston's "Moon" and "Under a Voilet Moon" by Balckmore's Night.

If you are in the area, make a point to stop by the exhibit at the old tannery in Buford. While it it certainly diverse, the musical theme is so well represented by each artist that there is a lovely consistency to the show. Works will be displayed through December 4, 2010.