Museo Portoviejo sponsors and encourages the arts. (Image from 2012)
El Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonio
a traves del Museo Portoviejo y Archivo Historico
Invita a la inauguracion de la exposicion
NOMADAS EN MANABI
Sigrid Tidmore (Estados Unidos)
Alfonso Endara (Quito)
Crystal Hayes (Canada)
Lisa Brunetti (Estados Unidos)
Yuliana Shevchuk (Rusia)
Abigail Herrera (Venezuela)
Direccion: Calle Olmedo entre Sucre y Cordova (Edificio la Previsora)
Fecha: Agosto 15 de 2018
(05) 2652235 – 2652279
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. ” – Albert Einstein
When one steps into a gallery or museum, they probably don’t think about the stories behind the paintings. Painting can be hard work, especially when ‘the good brushes’ no longer hold a point, and locally-purchased new ones make poor replacements. It is difficult to ‘nail’ the snippet of light on a bird’s eye or sign one’s name when using a brush that flares at the point! Even one AWOL hair on that brush will leave its renegade signature where it doesn’t belong! Aside from my friends and family in the USA, I also miss the convenience of buying my favorite art supplies!
Painting for me is easy when compared to the next step of matting and framing those works – and having places to store the paintings. There are no ‘Michaels’ or ‘Fads and Frames’ that offer good quality brushes, paints, mats, ready-made or custom-made frames. The larger cities have better options, but what if those cities are hours and hours away? Over the years I’ve adapted, and now use thin plywood as ‘mats,’ which I sand and paint. Just like selecting custom mats at a frame shop, I usually draw and hand paint those windows; when the paint is dry, the original is carefully taped in place.
Ready to paint that window!
Because many panes of glass have broken over the years (ha, and in earthquakes!) I now use very-thick clear plastic, which protects the paintings from dust and fingerprints. The curious public can sometimes damage a drawing or painting by touching it…
Ugh; I often forget to photograph the work until it’s beneath the plastic.!
Frames are made by local carpenters; I dole out the requests a few at a time, and almost always they are ready when promised. Continue reading