Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fruit Tart on Red with Gold

Fruit Tart on Red, 11"x14", acrylic, $400, © B. Sistak Baur
Gold paint -- I have always wanted to put gold paint on a painting. Fellow artists warned against it because it is easy to get too kitschy. But, in the secret seclusion of my studio, I went ahead with it anyway. And never showed it to anyone. Until now. Here it is. A fruit tart on a red background set on a gold plate.  And trimmed with a gold valence-like treatment, top and bottom. It reminds me of a small-town bakery window and shelf. How fabulous! The close up shows the golden swirls. You can click the image for an enlargement. By the way, lots of people use gold paint but the master is Gustav Klimt. And his work is not kitschy at all. He's the guy who gave us the famous Kiss.  Here is a multi-media presentation about him.  I am pretty sure I am going to try gold again.

Art in The Barn

September 25-26, 2010 is the fall classic Art in The Barn in Barrington (IL) on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital. This art festival is unique because the artworks are actually displayed in old farm buildings, left over from when the hospital was built. What is so much fun is that visitors wind through all the buildings -- upper barn, corn crib, lower barn, tool shed, garage, etc. -- viewing and purchasing artwork. A portion of each sale goes to the hospital auxiliary. It is Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.  Here is the link. Look for me in the Mill Room. I am in the same spot as I was last time.

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library (Video)

Update:  I just discovered that there was fire involving the sketchbooks in the Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project in February, 2022 --...