Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Affordable Art: Principle Gallery

Affordable Art
Principle Gallery 
Friday, September 16, 2011
6:30 - 9:00pm

Principle Gallery's Affordable Art focuses on 
new original paintings ranging from $300 to $3000. 

Other participating artists include Jorge Alberto, Justin Anderson, Rett Ashby, Jennifer Balkan, Gary Bowers, Bethanne Cople, Valerio d'Ospina, Kevin Fitzgerald, Greg Gandy, Richard Hall, Francis Livingston, Jessie Mackay, Brian Martin, G.C.Myers, Daniel Ochoa, Martin Poole, and Nobuhito Tanaka.

Link to the show:

Sky Is Falling
12" x 9"
oil on panel

While at one of my favorite flea markets, I came across this little chick sitting by himself on top of a glass case. I scooped him up and bought him. He looked as if he had a tough life, I am sure at times feeling like the sky was falling. To me this image speaks a lot about many things going on in the world,and how we may feel as a result. 
This tin windup toy was made 1950's or earlier, made in Japan, hand-painted. When wound up he pecks at the ground.
The acorn is from a bowl of acorns I gathered with my daughter when she was 4 years old. 

12" x 16"
oil on panel

Growing up watching The Jetsons I would dream about their hovering space cars. I still wonder if someday that dream will come true in my lifetime.
The cars in Hover are from the 1930's, made of bakelite.

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  1. I'm kinda wondering how you set "Hover" up. The light looks incredibly honest, if that's a good word for it.

    LOL. The first leads me to ask - Which came first the chick or the nut?

    Fantastic - both of them.

  2. Thank you Mr. Crachet.
    I have discovered glue sticks, the actual sticks, make great props for set ups when I might want to make something look like it is floating. I cut one the right height and lightly adhired it to the underside of the car and then glued it to my wood surface. Because it is translucent, it didn't mess the lighting up too much.