Kennedy Twenty20 Juried Exhibit

I’m proud to announced that I am one of twenty artists selected for this show held at the Kennedy Gallery in midtown Sacramento. As one of the twenty artists, we had to produced 25-8 x 8 inch paintings of a chosen theme.

Below are six of the 25 paintings that I had started in January. My theme is still life in cold wax and oils. I wanted to work in cold wax for its translucency. I found that I became more abstract with the background, that I’m freer to put in mark making and to create stencils for texture. I hope to continued working in cold wax.

The preview will be this Thursday from noon to 8 pm. The exhibit will run through May to July 4th.

Mosley

A commissioned watercolor portrait. Such a delight to paint. The challenge was making sure that the toy colors did not compete with the black and white portrait of Mosley. To solve that I worked on lightened the eyes and lightened up the colors in the toy. It worked!

Pet portraits are available in my Etsy store, PaintingsbyMarlene. Portraits can be done in either oils or watercolor.

Chance

Another donated watercolor portrait for the Pets Lifeline Sonoma.

From the owner, “This is Chance, He is a rescue dog, but even though I rescued him from traffic, he rescued me right back and saved my life. Words can’t possibly say how much I love him.”

Chance, 6 x 9 inches watercolor by Marlene Lee

Prints are available of this delightful dog at my print store, Redbubble.