Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Third Iteration of "Tango in La Boca"

"Tango in La Boca"
Buenos Aires, Argentina
8" x 10" collage and mixed media


This should do it. I decided to add some of the red into the left wall panel and haze it out using Japanese collage paper -- I really like this particular lacy paper for these purposes. I bought the paper in a packet from Gerald Brommer at his collage workshop.  I have never spent so many hours on such a small painting. It's been a journey. Experimenting is fun, though.

I will submit this piece to our Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society juried show, "Think Large Paint Small." I don't know if it will get selected for the show, of course. We have many fabulous artists in the society. We can enter up to three paintings and I plan to create two more pieces. No side of the framed art can exceed 14 inches. Charlotte Huntley is the juror. Ribbons will be given for first, second, and third place. An artist must be a member to submit paintings, and our membership fee is a most modest $30. There is a fee for submission. Read more about the show here.

If you are seeing this post and have not seen previous iterations, take the links for the first iteration and second iteration.

8 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Perfect finish, Mary. It looks fabulous. I hope it gets accepted in the show!

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is indeed a "perfect finish." Well done! Wishing much luck and success with your entries for the show too, Mary.

Jerry said...

So worth the time spent, it looks amazing with a perfect balance of colours - a winner for me!

Plein Air Muse said...

This is lovely Mary! You caught the movement beautifully.

Plein Air Muse said...

This is lovely Mary. You caught the movement beautifully.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Beautiful. Will this be framed under glass?

Mary Paquet said...

At the moment, I plan to frame it matted under glass, but another option would be to adhere it to a wrapped canvas. The show requires watermedia under glass or on wrapped canvas. That could be a trick because of size. The texture would be fun exposed.

hmuxo said...

Love the movement and wonderful colors.