Below is a painting I've been toying with over the years, and I think it's finally ready to see the light of day. I like to play with blurred images of people in motion, and I think there is something poetic about this scene - a living human, himself ephemeral, observing taxidermy Gemsboks in New York City's Museum of Natural History. There's all sorts of symbolism in this image, which I will allow the viewer to ascribe themselves.
I've started a new weekly schedule. Every Sunday I list a dollar auction on eBay. Here is the link for the painting below...
And for the nitty gritty for those of you interested...It's been a crazy week - my summer is officially over and I have started back at my 9-5 job as a school social worker. Last week's focus was getting food out to needy families and finding resources for school supplies. Next week will be back-to-school meetings, more meetings, and more meetings.
With my art, I've been trying to post more on my Instagram account, which is rachelsstudiodotcom. I'd love to see you on there! I also have a goal of painting for a competition, so I need to figure out a good subject and decide which competition I'll enter. I'm COMPLETELY overwhelmed with commissions, which is a good thing. I've been sharing progress on Facebook, so friend or follow me there if you're curious.
I have some fun things coming up too. In December, I'm attending Art Basel in Miami, something I've wanted to do for a long time. If anyone has Miami/Art Basel tips, please do share! I post my travel pics on Instagram at travel4zen, so I'd love to see you there too.
I'm having so much fun with these dollar auctions - and some are busts and some have been great, but I think what I like best is the behind-the-scenes interactions I have with art lovers all over the world. So feel free to email me or say hi online : )
If you'd like to watch me paint, check out my blog at www.learnwatercolor.
How is your summer going? Thank you for visiting my blog : )