Each December the Fountainhead Gallery hosts a group show of gallery artists, with an inspirational theme. This year the theme is "Celebrating the Poetic Heart," and artists were asked to submit works that were inspired by a poem. I admire poetry, but don't read much of it. While painting, I often fixate on music and the poetry and creativity in a lyric, and I happened to have a new piece I made while thinking about a song by the Pixies. I will be exhibiting it and a few other new tiny works, which are a departure from the paintings in my recent exhibits. These combine oil painting with metal leaf in silver, gold or aluminum. I have been experimenting with both translucent paint on top of the leaf, and with the more traditional method of gilding only the background. For subject matter, I am continuing to be drawn to the surface of the sea and also to sea creatures and birds.
The exhibit will run December 1 - 23, and there will be an opening reception with music, refreshments and poetry readings on Saturday, December 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 206-285-4467, or go to Fountainhead Gallery.
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