Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First Progress shots of "Fortuna"

I shot this a few nights ago...it shows our Fortuna outline and the first drawings (most on separate paper that hasn't been glued down yet)

For those that are new or past contributing artists, you can scroll down and read about the concept behind our new piece-"The Shrine of Fortuna". For those that wish to contribute their drawings (or more likely, good quality copies or scanned jpegs), we would LOVE to include your magic in our piece! Here's what we need: drawings that in any way relate to the theme of Fortune, Fate, Luck (both good or bad!) and Superstition. Drawings can be as small as several inches to 16 inches and generally we favor a good dark pencil or pen and ink, with a good outline (not too sketchy-we cut the drawings out and glue them down to our wood panels) Because we paint a portrait transparently over the varnished drawings, it's best if there isn't alot of solid black, but some shading is fine. If you check out the details from a past piece-"Headgames" on the post from March 2006 in the archives-- it may help you to visualize the kinds of drawings that we can use.

We'll also be collecting suggestions to write on our "Wheel of Fortune". Have a favorite fortune that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear about it, especially if it is thought or smile provoking.

Okay: to send us images (or fortunes)--you can e-mail (jpegs of 300dpi) to me (Tony) at: fallguy@sonic.net
-or you can send drawings or good quality xeroxes to: Art Farm Motel 211 Donald Street, Graton Calif 95444
Or stop on by-we should be around almost every day now--especially on Sundays and Wednesdays from 2:00 on for our drawing parties, where you can draw here with us or make copies from drawings or sketchbooks you bring. We're located in the 'lil town of Graton, three miles north and a bit west of Sebastopol. From hiway 116, go until you reach Graton rd., turn left and go until you come in to town. At the stop there (by the Underwood and Willowood restaurants) turn left on Eddison, go two blocks to another stop. Turn left again (on Donald) and we're the third house on the right--with the Art Farm painting on our garage door. The studio is in the back yard.
We cannot promise that all drawings will be used (but we'll try). If we do include your images, we want to list all contributors to Art Farm, so please include your name and city (and e-mail too, if possible, so we can tell you of future events for this and other Art Farm projects.)
Thanks to all past and future Art Farm contributors!


Blogger Bethany Browning said...

Greetings, Tony!
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of Art Walks, beginning September 3, 6-8:30 p.m. As a fan of your work, I would like to personally invite you to join us.

There is no cost -- only that you be present to talk about and sell your paintings. One of our local merchants will host you in their shop for the evening.

We're in the initial planning stages, but I will have more details as we go along.

Please let me know if you have an interest in joining us. (Is it undignified to beg?) Contact me any time. I'm happy to answer any of your questions.

Bethany Browning
Art Lover

4:51 PM  

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