Today was the reception for the Small Works Show at The Art League in Alexandria, VA. As I mentioned in a previous entry, my painting, "Playing with Dandelion", has won the second place and already got sold. My daughter, and also the model of the painting, took the picture of me shaking hands with the juror, Emily Conover.
The premise of the show was that the image could not be larger than 48 square inches. Emily Conover, who is an adjunct professor of painting and drawing at the University of Maryland, said that "composition, scale, and format become extremely important when working small. You have to be very conscious of the composition." She added that "several artists were successful in making their small works appear larger through strategic selection of format and scale, and use of an open composition."
I feel hugely honored.
Happy Veterans Day!