I’m finishing up a fine art commission for someone’s holiday present. So instead of talking about that – here’s a painting I finished just before the holiday rush began. Titled “Hare Heritage” and created with ink and gouache.
As I work I’m experimenting with the 3rd person omniscient narrator – and other narrator writing techniques. The viewer of Hare Heritage (the third person) can see and speculate on 2 visual story-lines within this painting.
It’s a fun challenge to apply writing techniques to fine art! And using the topic of readers and books adds to the pun.
Delighted that my artist book “The Rabbit” has been published in its entirety in Issue 7 of Small Po[r]tions journal! You can see it directly here: https://smallportionsjournal.com/2017/02/10/sue-clancy-the-rabbit/
I’m waiting for the varnish to dry on my “verrry big project” (see this post here) and for the org that the Verry Big Project was created for to do the publicity soooooo we’ve changed the blog-conversation to the topic of sketchbooks. Here are some verrry random pages from my sketchbooks:
As I’ve mentioned before in other posts there is a lot of writing that goes on in a professional fine artist’s career. Exhibit statements (or “blurbs” as I call them) are written for each gallery show an artist has. These blurbs are often less than 100 words.
When I write such statements I try to: be descriptive, interesting, and clear/concise. It’s a tall order to fill, one that uses all of my writer’s skills and stimulates me to learn more about writing in general – because I know I’ll need to write another blurb for the next show.
This very important exhibit statement gets used by the gallery (in this case Caplan Art Designs) in flyers, on press releases, in online promotions – just to name a few uses – to help promote the exhibit. Like most writers I submit my best draft and an editor, aka the gallery agent, edits my best draft as needed.
Here is the final blurb for my upcoming exhibit titled “Paws to Enjoy”:
Life happens and Sue’s response is to pause and think about it by cutting up one-of-a-kind hand dyed papers, smearing glue on them and putting the cut paper pieces together again. She thinks about dogs, cats, and rabbits and soup, coffee, and whiskey. Then she sums up my thoughts and transforms them into literary images. This exhibit is a collection of enjoyable thoughts.
This is the “signature” image the Caplan Art Designs gallery chose to represent my exhibit in their promotions: