May Apple and Trillium are two of my favorite mid-western woodland
wildflowers. I love how demure and unassuming they both are, and how
you have to get down on their level to appreciate them. This is
especially true in the case of the may apple which is usually hidden by
an umbrella-like canopy of two giant leaves.
Here are a couple more pictures of my billboard in Urbana, Illinois...and me. :-) It was stunningly enormous when I was standing right under it! At the time I took these photos, it was on Cunningham Ave. in Urbana, just south of the highway.
This was a commissioned painting I completed recently. When I saw the original photo, I just couldn't resist painting it. This painting contained so much yellow; I used several for variation, straight out of the tube. I did add some color gradation in the field (the green areas) to create a feeling of distance/depth--I wanted the field to seem huge! It was also a pleasure to paint a larger canvas again. I've been painting so many small scale works that I forgot how wonderful it is to fill a large canvas with color! Click on the image above to see a slightly larger version of this painting.
I will be showing four pieces at the Remember Nhu Art Gala! Art works will be for sale by silent auction. This event coincides with the 2013 Boneyard Arts Festival. Be sure to check it out--Remember Nhu supports a great cause!
One of my paintings was recently chosen to be on a billboard as part of the "Sky Gallery" campaign, one of the 40 North organization's public art projects. My billboard, along with five other winners, will go up on April 10--I'll be sure to post pictures! Here is a link to the press release about the Sky Gallery winners.