Thought I’d be done with it, but still tweaking this painting. Even though its small its drawing me in… This is from an Instagram photo, so its not showing the whole thing. I changed some of the colors to give it more contrast.
From September 2017
“Guitar,” painting in progress by Bea Garth
This is a very small painting I am calling “Guitar.” I have been working on it the last couple of days–and should be able to finish it tomorrow. It was inspired by my husband who plays the guitar, though he is a redhead, and I have brown hair. So imagination takes the lead here, but like a good friend of mine says, the emotions are what matters…
I am in the process of making some small new works for my part in the Clark County Open Studios for November 11th and 12th, 2017. I have lots of bigger paintings, but not so many small ones…
“What Is This Tangle?” drawing for mixed media by Bea Garth
This is a new drawing I plan to enhance by adding color along with some black and white areas. I was listening to jazz late at night and feeling its groove… All about being tangled up and snaky. The cat is grooving to it too.
“Under A Red Sky,” mixed media in progress by Bea Garth
Here’s what I am working on right now–I am temporarily calling it “Under A Red Sky.”
Its mixed media–ink and colored pencil on parchment paper. I’ll likely tweak it a little, but it is mostly done.
I like the female figure’s dreamy look. I don’t think she really wants to be interrupted!
I have always really enjoyed making pen and inks. I am liking the fact I found a way to make them work with color.
Combining ink with colored pencil is really fun to do–it is so direct! I have found that the parchment paper is a dream compared to many other papers for this kind of treatment.
I am thinking of doing a series of these small 8.5 x 11 inch pieces for the Clark County Open Studios in mid November, and then a show I may have the following month in Portland at an alternative gallery–assuming it all works out. More on that later!
Bea Garth: Paintings & Ceramics at Clark County Open Studios Nov. 11-12, 2017
I will be participating in the Clark County Open Studios in Vancouver, Washington (just across the river from Portland, OR) this coming November 11th and 12th, 2017: here’s my page for the event featuring some of my art: http://www.ccopenstudios.org/portfolio/beatrice_garth/
You can find the general information of what Clark County Open Studios is about, the artists involved (including me) and an art map here: http://www.ccopenstudios.org
This info. includes instructions on how to get to my Open Studio just across the county line in Vancouver, near Minnehaha and 68th–not far from I-5. My studio is on a slight rise with fairly good parking.
Besides painting on paper and canvas I will also be including some of my ceramics: