Labor Day weekend starts tomorrow and the the best art show in the DC area commences! Be sure to visit the 2018 “Paint the Town” Art Show and Sale at the Kensington Armory (3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD).
One of the requirements for each participating artist is to create a piece of artwork based on the 20895 zip code of Kensington, Maryland. This year, I wanted to do something a bit different and extend beyond my comfort zone. I follow and greatly admire the whimsical, colorful, and abstract maps of different regions. Therefore, I wanted to follow in their footsteps and create one of Kensington, MD.
Of course, I had to give myself an extra challenge and create the map using a limited palette. Therefore, I restricted my colors to alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow, black, and white. It is amazing the variety of color you can mix from just a few colors. See the image of the final product below of “Map of Kensington,” 2018, oil on cradled panel, 20×16.
It is a great show, so please come out and check out my work in person, along with tons of other local and very talented artists. It is a great opportunity to support emerging artists and decorate your blank walls!!