Saturday, September 11, 2010

My work is hung and ready for ArtPrize!

Finally the big day came: every painting was placed in its frame, and all of the paintings loaded in the van. Mark Mitchell (wood worker) and I arrived at the Grand Rapids Art Museum ready to hang, and found just the perfect wall waiting for us. It took five hours to hang, with Mark being very exacting in his measurements and exacting in the placement. When we were finished, we were delighted with the entry's appearance! I was the first of 43 artists with my artwork up!

Friday, September 3, 2010

ArtPrize getting close!

I spent a couple of weeks of wrapping the frames with the copper, applying the chemical to make a patina, & then applying elbow grease with steel wool to burnish them down. I think they are now close to done! I still need to apply the wax to the frames and polish. The paintings are now mounted on board and ready for putting in the frames, so I took a moment this morning to assemble them on the floor, and was excited to see how the copper looked around the paintings.