November 6, 2014 by smithartonline
The Wooing of the Kitsune is a resurrected piece. I began this painting earlier this year with a plan of making works which could translate well into giclee prints or wrapped canvases. I abandoned the idea and put the painting away in a corner (with a bunch of other works that still languish in that very same corner).
Knowing that Pasadena Society of Artists’ 89th Annual was in the offing, I began a good size work…the concept was good but the painting just did not strike home for me. It went to the corner.
A month or so before the jury process for the exhibition I had nothing too interesting for entry and decided to forgo the entry this year.
With no work firmly in place, I decided to clear the “corner of no return.” I pulled out this early work and began adding cut forms to the surface. I reworked some areas and added relevant symbols to the image: it became my one submission.
Happily Wooing of the Kitsune was accepted and will be displayed with other PSA member created works at the Segil Fine Arts Gallery in Monrovia this month.
Specifics about the show may be found at my previous posting.