Morning Walk Watercolor on masa paper by Meera Rao
I never know which of my paintings will get a second glance from anyone at all. As David Bayles and Ted Orland write in Art and Fear, 'Simply put, making art is chancy- it does not mix with predictability. Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all pervasive companion to your desire to make art." So it is always a pleasant surprise for me when I get to show my work. This post is about some of my paintings that got a chance to hang out on different walls recently :)
'Morning walk' was on display at the Capitol Hill Art League 'Winter' Show last month in Washington DC. I painted this from one of my trips to Chicago. The red hood of the baby stroller against the white snow and an almost white sky, long shadows of the Grant sculpture was what drew me to the scene and I decided to leave the wrinkles of the paper as is to show the texture.
Guest mixed media 32x40" by Meera Rao
Dreamer mixed media 40x32 by Meera Rao
'Guest' and 'Dreamer' are at the Hill Center Galleries, Washington DC as part of the Capitol Hill Art League's annual juried show Jan 5- Feb 25. I am really pleased that both these paintings are in the same show :)
Robin watercolor on Yupo By Meera Rao
Blue Blooms watercolor on Yupo by Meera Rao
Dreamscapes watercolor on stone paper by Meera Rao
Robin, Blue Blooms, and Dreamscapes just returned home after a showing at the Hampton Arts League Small Works and Miniature Art Show at the Charles Taylor Art Center at Hampton, Va. Dreamscapes was also part of the Capitol Hill Art Leagues 'What I did on Summer Vacation' show in September 2016.
Serenity watercolor by Meera Rao
Serenity will have wall space in the 6th Annual Metro DC Open Juried Exhibition: “VESSELS” -a creative interpretation of Vessels, from ships, to bowls, to blood vessels, bodies :) I came across that garden scene at Colonial Williamsburg, VA on a sunny afternoon.
I am grateful for all the jurors who selected my works and giving me an opportunity to show my work alongside my fellow artists.
"The only pure communication is between you and your work"