Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Fall Line-up

It's shaping up to be a busy fall!

51st Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists “Art and the Animal”
Opening September 17
Dennos Museum Center
Traverse City, MI
Continues on Tour, details on future locations to come.
“Get Lost”
with Beatrice Bork and
Joe Kazimierczyk
Nov. 11 – Dec. 4, 2011
Opening Reception:
Sat. Nov. 12, 5 to 8pm,
all are welcome!
Artists' Gallery,
18 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ
September 1, 2011 (rain date Sept. 2)
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
at Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills, NJ
Topic: From inspiration to the finished painting
September 12, 2011
7 - 9 pm

All art © Beatrice Bork

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Horses. Part 4

After comments from the client, as well as my own thoughts about the previous drawing, I've incorporated the changes into this new sketch. The challenge of a commissioned piece is the requirement of not only creating the composition and being accurate to the species, there is the additional component to also being true to the character of each individual. I've sent this drawing to the client and will probably generate one more drawing before I move into the painting. Because I work with watercolor, I need the drawing to be precise before I start. Unlike oil or acrylics there isn't much room for error, I can't really edit a piece in the process. You could say that watercolor is "extreme painting" like a sky diver, once your out of the plane you can't go back. :)

Horses © pencil drawing, Beatrice Bork

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dog Days

I was inspired by our furry friends who seemingly are getting a little too much of our summer this year. I'm finishing up the framing for "Dog Days" and will be presenting him this month at Artists' Gallery (18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ) as well as a few more locally inspired works. Artists' Gallery is a cooperative gallery I'm proud to be a partner of since 2007, we are entirely run by 18 members who are selectively juried by our artists into membership.

"Dog Days" watercolor painting © Beatrice Bork