That swirling mass of awesomeness above is my first work committed to canvas. It is titled ‘Cafe au lait’ and is a 16×20 acrylic on canvas piece. It took me a week to finish it and it was originally going to be a brown, peridot and amethyst but quite honestly, I felt I would have ruined it with so much color.
I also entered this work into Downtown Niche’s ‘Emerging Artist’ contest, whereas I was delighted to be informed I am one of finalists to be judged privately on Thursday November 18th, 2010. Winners will be published in Issue #10 of Downtown Niche Magazine scheduled to be released in January of 2011.
This was my entry description:
When I began creating this piece, I wanted to refer to something that evokes feelings of warmth in this brisk season of fall. Simultaneously, I also wanted to incorporate a pleasant motif that created a sense of continuity throughout the work.
Thus ‘Café au lait’ came to be; pleasant shades of brown softly mingling with creamy white. Two shades so distinctly different yet when paired together are reminiscent of a delectable and deeply satisfying drink.
I wanted to ensure that the work was also kept modern. Downtown Niche is a very popular and avant-garde publication which is known among many fashionable, young El Pasoans as the go-to resource for local information, honest reviews and the classiest event showcases. I wanted to make certain that ‘Café au lait’, should it be a finalist, would convey an air of subtle sophistication.
‘Café au lait’ was completed on November 5th, 2010. It is a work completely composed of acrylic on canvas and its dimensions are 16W x 20H.
To top it all off, Downtown Niche is throwing us a swank little get together, isn’t that awesome of them? Win or lose, I am really looking forward to this event! Hoping that I will post an overview of the party this weekend.