I entered three of the following pieces in the show, Weathering Autumn, White Apple Gatherer and Five That Were Wise. I just completed my newest piece in time for the show, Weathering Autumn, from my Adam & Eve series.
Weathering Autumn, oil on canvas, 2011
White Apple Gatherer, oil on canvas, 2010
"Five That Were Wise," oil on panel, 2009
I might add that I set myself up for a challenge with an arched format on Weathering Autumn, having thus to custom build a frame for the piece in the short space of a week. Although more simple in principle (grim laughter here) than building the frame for Five that Were Wise, I had to reacquaint myself with the workings of a router, plus learn so new tricks in a big hurry. The frame was a beast about 60" x 48" (36" x 48" artwork size), having to build it outside over the course of a week on some of the coldest days in January (it was too big to maneuver in my workshop space), the learning curve (you can troubleshoot a lot by watching youtube carpentry videos) and the cold slowing me down a bit, but it was well worth it. I now know how to build arched frames, plus have the tools to build it. Would I venture in this enterprise again soon? Not until I sufficiently recover from the memory and upheaval of that process and remove the permanent chill from my bones, but it is a bit like having children; in the pain of the moment you wonder who in their right mind would willingly go through it more than once, and then you find yourself having more (total of 4 kids in my case). Ah, what we do for art...