Early in August, I had the pleasure of going to my first CPSA International Convention in Brea, California and met so many wonderful artists there. I have so many sweet memories and the art was just ridiculously beautiful. Online photos do not do justice to the art, it really needs to be seen live. That said, here is a link to the big prize winners in the show: http://www.cpsa.org/coloredpencilartists/21/aw2013.html
I enjoyed meeting many of the artists and listening to their personal stories of how they became artists and how they approach their art work. I hope to go again next year in Florida.
I'll be participating in several art events this month with the first being the Coronado Art Walk on September 14 & 15th. It'll be the first time I will make a go and actively sell my art, but I can only participate as a colored pencil artist only. Maybe next year, I'll have or share a booth were I be a mixed media artist and sell all mediums of my art. For now, it'll be baby steps and a big learning curve for me. I'm happy to say I made the cover of the marketing poster and am one of the featured artists.
I did about nineteen 5" x 5" colored pencil art of flowers and mounted it on gesso board. It was heavily varnished giving them a "tile" appearance. I had to pick out 10 for the fancy black square frames with white linen backdrop, the rest will have have simple stained wooden frames. Here's a sample of the black frames.
I will be by the ferry landing with 3 other wonderful colored pencil artists - Susan Salazar, Deb Gargula, and Teresa Ross. I hope to see you there!