Posts Tagged ‘rain’

Rain

Monday, May 31st, 2010

It appears that they are calling for rain this weekend. The weekend of the Riverdale Art Walk. Great. I pretty much like the rain, but my paintings don’t. The ones I will be showing this summer are surreal works and they are painted with gouache (gwash). Gouache is an opaque watercolour and is very water soluble. Like a dog, it loves the water.

Though my paintings are framed, they are not under glass. Instead, I coated them with several layers of varnish (which was tricky). Anyways, when the rain starts falling I’ll toss a charming plastic drop cloth over them – just in case.

At Work

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I have two outdoor art shows in the next few weeks. They are the Riverdale Art Walk and Wingfest. Please see
Events for more information on these shows.

Besides getting the paintings ready for the show, I have to prepare my “booth.” And this is a whole other monster. The booth is 10′ x 10′ and needs to be portable with an easy set up. But really the big issue is that it has to fit into the Jeep. As in through the back window which is less than 4′ across. This has proved to be a challenge. Fortuantely, I have my brother’s help. He’s great with conceptual planning and woodworking. So together we are creating a simple structure that is sleek and best displays the paintings. As for how it handles in windy wet weather? Well, we’ll see.