The fotoMuses Potpourri exhibit comes down at the end of this week, but this will not be the end of them. I have decided to include three of them (shown above) in the upcoming Bloomingdale Artists Exhibit in April and May. More about that later. From left to right, they are Geometric Overlays, Mezzotint, and Purple Sunset.
By the way, all images in the series of twelve are available for sale. If you are interested in either framed or unframed versions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your selection(s) and framing options, and I will send you the details.
I did say that I would explain my decision for selecting the six, so here it goes. The grouping at the left is a snapshot of their display in the Potpourri exhibit. The criteria boiled down to 1) personal favorites, 2) compatibility with other images, 3) variety of colors and styles, and 4) favorable reaction from you, the viewers on my blog posts, and Facebook and Instagram entries. Oh yes, one more very important criteria: how well will they print?
The first to be chosen was a personal favorite: textured overlays with multiple geometric forms that brought out a variety of blues and greens, and a little dash of bokeh to finish it off. The second one was the mezzotint effect, which I included just because it was so different and because I loved the glittery-ness of it. I may try this effect on some of my new work. I could not ignore the purple color with the faux sunset, even though I was concerned with how the out-of-gamut purple would come out on my Epson P800 printer. The remaining three choices were painterly effects: two in a white-ish toned background, and the third in blue, which I thought would work well with the other richly colored ones. So that's it in a nutshell: six images that would play nicely together, showing off a variety of styles and colors, and would retain their colors and textures as they moved from the screen to the print on Epson Exhibition Watercolor paper.
If you have not seen the Potpourri exhibit, there is still a little time left before it comes down on Friday, February 28th.
The museum is located at 150 S Cottage Hill Ave in Elmhurst. Museum hours are: