It just so happens that the regional arts council, of which I am a member, is hosting a juried show with the theme of texture and pattern. When I saw the theme, I realized I just HAD to get my heavily textured pieces complete in time to enter. As of today, they are both done and ready to bring tomorrow.
But working here at home, I have nobody to give me honest critiques. My hubby says "I like it!" or "I think it's great!" - not exactly constructive criticism. So I emailed photos to a couple of friends and decided what the heck, I'll enter the exhibit and either they get accepted or they don't. I'll let you know.
The reason I'm so interested in critique is that they are a real departure from what I've done in the past, and part of me thinks perhaps they are just a glorious mess, particularly the second piece. So, drum-roll please... here they are... poorly photographed, but hopefully you'll get the idea.
|"Marsh Dream - Texture Composition #1"|
|One more view, to hopefully give you a better sense of the color.|
|Here you can see how big it is. I don't recall the measurements.|
And the other piece:
|"Woodland Fantasy - Texture Composition #2"|
|Um, this doesn't look like a kindergartner's thanksgiving turkey, does it?|
Close-up of the texture; another one at the top of the post