i love to start pieces of art. often, though,
i do not complete them. either i move on to the
next technique or medium or i am uncertain of
how to take it to the next step. i am having fun
revisiting some of these pieces with fresh eyes.
this was a monoprint. originally it was only a red
image with little details. i added acrylic paint and
you always need a friend, acrylic
i am thrilled that my piece was selected in an
annual international show, ca 101.
i took pictures of my favorite pieces to share here
but am not showing them because the issue of
copyright came up while i was at the show. i did not
ask permission of the artists so i would prefer to possibly
infringe on their rights.
the exception is this piece of photography in the show.
as i approached it, i realized that my art that was in the
show last year is prominently displayed in these nine photographs.
i was shocked! i was never contacted by the photographer.
although the legality of copyrights is open to interpretation, common courtesy
in asking permission or contacting the artist that you will be
using their art seems to me to be important. i didn't ask
permission to post this piece in my blog today because
my art is in the piece.
i would love to hear your opinion on this issue.
on another more celebratory note, i am counting down to
my son's wedding in september. my friends gave the bride to be a west coast
shower. it was a day to remember. friends and family
stayed for five hours! there is much love and
excitement in the air in the rafael household!
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