An untitled doe

Why is naming paintings so difficult? I love writing, I love painting, but when it comes to combining the two, it’s just not a thing I’m interested in. I’m one of those people who ends up writing “untitled” on everything. Some people have a knack for naming paintings. I am just not one of those people.

So, I sat down last night and worked on another submission for the Anonymous Art Show, and here you have it. An untitled doe.

8″ x 8″ acrylic on panel

I’ll have to come up with something, though – naming the painting is a requirement of submission. Can I just call it “An untitled doe”? Ha!

Anonymous Art Show 2016

Well, it’s that time again. When the leaves start falling it’s a reminder that it’s time to start working on my submissions to the Anonymous Art Show at the CityScape Community Art Space in North Van.  I love this annual art show. It’s a great opportunity to create something new and be a part of something – even if life is hectic, there’s always time to do an 8″ x 8″. Actually, I’m going to back track on that comment. I always think there’s time to do an 8″ x 8″ because hey, that’s pretty small… right? But then I remember how much I prefer painting larger canvasses. So, I’m starting early this year. You know, to leave some time for trial and error.

My boyfriend and I were in a store recently and I crammed myself into a child-sized donut Halloween costume. I kept thinking about pretty pink donuts. So when we sat down to work on our submissions recently, this is what I came up with. Apparently painting this didn’t get the donut thoughts out of my system, because I still want to be a donut for Halloween. We’ll see. We’ll see.

Donuts 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas

How the show works

The Anonymous Art Show brings together local emerging and established artists, all paintings are priced at $100 and there is no signature on the front of the painting. In addition to being a great opportunity for people to purchase local art as gifts, it’s also an awesome fundraiser for the North Van Community Arts Council. All pieces are done on 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ supports and when one is bought, it’s taken right off the wall at the time of purchase.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: October 29 (4pm)
  • Opening reception: November 17 (7-9pm)
  • Show open to the public: November 18 – December 17

For more information, check out the artist call. Happy creating 🙂