As noted in my newsletter, (if you haven’t joined my tribe, I.e. Newsletter, join here) my work, “Jeremiah with White Balloons” was recently accepted to exhibit in the CityWide African American Artists Exhibit sponsored by the MFAH. This will be my 4th or 5th time being chosen to show work in this exhibit.
See Acceptance email below.
Citywide African American Artists Exhibition Announcement.
On behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The University Museum at Texas Southern University, I would like to thank you so much for entering this year’s Citywide African American Artists Exhibition. This year a record number of over 200 works were submitted for the juror to consider. After much deliberation, a total of 73 works were selected for exhibition.We are happy to let you know that one or more of your submissions were selected this year! We hope you are able to join us at the opening reception on Friday, June 16 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm at the University Museum located at 3100 Cleburne Avenue Houston, TX 77004. Prizes will be announced during the opening reception.
Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you at the opening reception!
Here’s the work
What makes this recent piece so special is 1. I collaborated with my son to pull this off. I was so happy that he sat for me. He fancy’s himself a handsome young man and I agree, yes I’m biased. What I mean to say is that bone structure, skin color, hair, the details make for great paintings in what is the next reason why this piece is so special….actually, no wait, I’m not ready to reveal that part yet. I’ll reveal it here soon.
*This piece is 12×12” inch oil portrait painting using just 5 colors.
*It took me approximately 20 days to finish.
That was in between working a 9-5, settling the end of school for my two teen boys, launching new studio product/services and more.
Being that I’ve been distant from the actual creating of art all together (self doubt is real when you get older, that’s just the plain truth) I somehow managed to make this first in my path towards oil portraiture work.
Watch the video of how it came together here. https://youtu.be/Sn044a-VtGs
I kinda wish I’d done a speed painting on this one, but I was more focused on getting this one right.