All 16 little paintings of hybrid creatures are done, except for touch ups. I put in three really long days, Friday through Sunday. Put in 12 hours yesterday. The most difficult task is adding tiny details like whiskers to the rats. It's times like this that make me wish I had painted all 16 creatures onto panel rather than linen. (easier to paint fine details on panel versus canvas/linen). The disadvantage for panel however, is that it generally takes more layers of paint to get the same effect that I'm looking for.
Once the final touches are in, I still need to put on a coat of retouch varnish, and photograph the works for my records.
All 16 paintings will be included in a group show at ARC Studios and Galleries, in an exhibit titled "FourSquared. " This exhibition will feature 16 small square paintings from 16 artists. It is an honor to be included in this line up of well known, amazing artists working in different genres.
The opening reception for the exhibit at ARC will be on August 27, 7-10 pm.
ARC Gallery & Studios is located at 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA. Here is a link to the exhibition website.