Going to the Dogs
During the final week of September, local artists were able to submit a trio of works to be juried into the Corrine Woodman gallery for the 2013 season. I hmmed and hawed and finally submitted three dog print images. They were all works viewed by friends on Facebook , Etsy, or for those who happened to see them develop on the blog. They had never entered a gallery. I figured “What the heck! I have nothing to loose and it’s free!”
For some reason, up til now, I haven’t taken the dog prints too seriously. They have been designed for friends, family or print exchanges. I have several more dogs I want to create to add to the collection.
Tuesday, I was surprised to learn my dogs were accepted. Well, Annie the pug will have to loose her “thoughts of love” to be viewed in the gallery, but that’s fine. The original design didn’t include the heart but I wanted a “cute” factor during its Valentines day run on ETSY. She belongs to a fabulous family that I adore. The block print measures 7″ x 6.5″. Moby is a reduction screen print and measures only 3″ x 4″. I’m looking forward to creating my old dog George and a friends border collie in the reduction method. Little miss Emma the terrier was just too sweet sitting on a bench at Chip Ross park in Corvallis. She belongs to dear friends. She too is a block print measuring 6″ x 8″.
There are numerous other prints and charcoal drawings I want to create, so hopefully by summer I’ll have a large enough portfolio. Not certain who I’ll be teamed up with for the space, but it would be nice to have another dog artist.