Interstellar Philly

September 22, 2008 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

New paintings done! Finished another skyline; it’s made up of two 12×16’’ canvases stacked on top of each other. There’s a bright yellow background, with royal blue Philly skyscrapers shooting up out of abstract building patterns. And on the topic of skylines, I have good news! While moseying around in Olde City the other day, I came across a gallery named The Streets of Philadelphia, right on 3rd street. It just opened, and is already full of great, local art that is Philly-themed. We’re talking skylines, Philly photographs, huge replicas of buildings made of out Legos – it’s great! If everything works out, I’ll be doing an upcoming First Friday there, with all Philly-themed paintings; I’m so excited! In the meantime, go check it out and keep your eyes out for more art that they’ll be adding to the gallery!

I just finished one called “Interstellar”. This one was on the larger side, 2 feet by 3 feet, and was so much fun to work on. It’s of a Nebula – which is a cloud of gas, dust, and plasma in space. That combination sounds like something growing in the area under my sink.. but trust me, these things are beautiful! It was really interesting to paint something so un-tangible. It let me be completely free with colors and movement, because there was no true form that had to be maintained.

I also completed a flower piece for Community Housing Services, in Lansdale, PA. This organization provides resources for the homeless and less fortunate in the area, from housing to counseling. This year, they’re celebrating their 25th year anniversary of service to the community with a huge benefit dinner. I donated a pretty yellow flower piece named Garden Light, because I think the cheery yellow and growth of the flowers represents the prosperity and hope of this great organization, and how much of a difference it makes in hundreds of people lives. Great job on your 25 years guys!

In other news, I went to the Penn State vs. Temple game this weekend, and we whomped them. GO PSU! And everyone’s happy about our Eagles victory against the Steelers yesterday; you know how I love Philly pride!

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