I really enjoyed painting this sweet old man. For the TCC fundraiser.
In a time of social distancing and change. Harvard’s Office for the Arts was inspired to do a community exhibit in windows around the University. It was good to share work with everyone on walks as I missed my old life.
Groundhog Contemplates Spring & Garden Destruction,
acrylic gouache on canvas 20×30 300.00
I started painting pets for TCC’s fundraiser. There’s no way I could of predicted how much I enjoyed it. I love animals. Cats and dogs bring love to the homes who rescue them. If you would like me to paint one for you cat or dog. please email me at sarah @ artof sarahleoncom. I am offering a discount for anyone who donates to TCC.
Once a painting gets large enough to make the viewer step backward, it takes on an impact that feels like an environment.
Finding ways to store the work to get a feel for it is important. I like to live with a painting for a while before I can comfortably say it’s done. This is a struggle for a lot of artists. I get a sense of calm like a problem solved, but if I scrutinize anything there always something more that could be done.
A few years ago I began painting tea bags. It turned out to be a good subject to illustrate mood using color. The shape also let me play with different minimalist compositions. I returned to a painting that was painfully close to good but unresolved. I changed the color scheme and altered the composition slightly. I’m delighted with the result. It confirms the value of perseverance. Now I’m inspired by what I learned.
Join us Opening Night for a evening of Art and Serendipity.
Love & Fate is an exhibit of black and white photography with insightful and unexpected interpretations. See the work, meet new artists, learn about your fate with a tarot card reading, and find new works in the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery. You may learn a lucky secret, make a new connection, or find a gift for yourself and your Valentine.