St. Augustine Art Association’s 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

St. Augustine Art Association's 7th Annual Wildlife Nature Exhibition

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit – Fortunately, I have had two paintings selected to take part in the St. Augustine Art Association’s 7TH Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition. This juried exhibition has been featured by the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery once a year for the last seven years. Now I have the privilege of exhibiting my artwork in this year’s show.

Being a New Jersey resident, this requires shipping my paintings to the gallery in St. Augustine, Florida. Once delivered, they can hang them and arrange them suitably with the fine artwork of all the other artists. To safely ensure the delivery of my artwork and make a good first impression, I purchased custom art shipping boxes from MasterPak.

MasterPak (http://www.masterpak-usa.com) has a great website that allows you to choose the correct box for your painting based on the framed width, height and thickness of your framed artwork. Additionally, each box is rated by a crush weight and have puncture proof barriers on the inside. MasterPak boxes contain three foam cushions. There is one cushion for the top. One in the middle which surrounds the framed artwork. And there is one cushion on the bottom. Also, one of the best features of the MasterPak boxes is that the center foam cushion inside is perforated into squares. This allows you to tear out a section of the middle cushion giving your artwork a custom fit inside the box. MasterPak recommends that you keep that section that was removed so you can use the box again for a different sized piece of art.

My hope is that my paintings will sell. The St. Augustine Art Association will be very happy and the boxes will return to me empty. The exhibition runs from July 23rd to August 28th. Please stop by if you are in the St. Augustine, Florida area during that time and check out the exhibition. I’ll be there for the opening reception on Saturday evening, July 23rd so please stop in and say hello.

St Augustine Art Associations 7TH Annual Nature Wildlife Exhibit

Painting Mountains on the Golden Eagle painting

Golden Eagle Painting Mountains

Painting Mountains on the Golden Eagle painting (Живопись горы на Беркута живописи) – Now I will paint the mountains in the background that will be the Kodar Mountains (Кодар Горы). After painting the sky, I transfer the original pencil drawing onto the painted sky by way of a homemade carbon paper. Because I want the mountains to “go back”, and look far away from the things in the foreground and middle distance, I add the same blues from the sky to the colors of the mountains. This gives them that far away look like they are as distant as the sky.

For the dark sides of the mountains, I take the darkest shades of the blue sky colors, (cyan blue mixed with pthalo blue and very little white) and use these colors. For the sun lit side of the mountains, I take Windsor & Newton Cadmium Yellow Pale and mix it with some white and the lightest sky blue color (cyan with white). To give it an early sunrise or sunset look, add some orange. I believe the brush I was using was a Windsor & Newton #2 Regency Gold 520.

Painting Mountains on the Golden Eagle painting