For Day 5 of my B & W challenge, I bring you to you a local Art Center.
Last night we went to the art reception there and I was not thinking of taking photos – really! But it all started when I saw this guy sitting on a bench. Walking by – I peeked in and saw this:
Here is a slightly different version to show you this room in color (notice you cannot see his pen in this second shot).
We were not at the art reception very long – just long enough to get some art into my soul and to take about a dozen+ photos.
notice the different moods to the left and right… and art in the mid
I turned a few photos into gifs for a little fun.
Top Jimmy cooks, top Jimmy swings…( VH Song is here)
On the way out we had the chance to speak to one of the artists (Emma Knight – see below). I did get some video footage, but not sure if it is usable.
I had the chance to chat it up with Emma for a few minutes right as we were leaving. I like the feel of her work. She has just returned to RVA after living in Georgia for twenty years. From her website here: “Knight’s landscapes are abstracted, yet the scenes are full of inferred space and very recognizable. She paints using the “indirect method” a slow process, which involves building many layers of paint. “
The top painting was my second favorite (of the night), which I was told was inspired by a fish eye lens photo her son took of the James River. I like the movement and the light. It was priced at over 3,000. The painting on the left is a walking bridge over the James River and just seeing that painting brings back many memories of walking to Belle Isle with the kids. The painting on the right, the tongue tree, was inspired by a photo taken at Maymont Gardens.
For the final invite to the B & W challenge – I am going to invite
Mark, Doobs, and Trent to join in. Also, if you are looking for some fresh music – check out Trent’s new CD called Hamlet Symphony.
Thanks again to Jo, Jill, and
Aletta for thinking of me. ❤
So do you have a favorite art piece from this selection?
Would you pay 13,000 for a painting?
Hope you have a great weekend….