Tag Archives: art by cynthia angeles

Best-of-the-Rest at Barebrush

Autumn Leaves was selected as Best-of-the-Rest for October 21 and again for November 29, 2015. Giclee print matted and framed, 23″ x 27″.  Price on request.

2015 Water Works Exhibition at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

My painting Floating Leaves II (oil on canvas, 19″ x 15″) was selected as one of 54 artworks (out of 580 pieces submitted) for the 2015 Water Works juried exhibition at the Annapolis Maritime Museum from September 16-November 1, 2015.

Painting with a palette knife

I am almost done with my new painting – a portrait, with just a few finishing touches needed. I used a combination of palette knife and brush. Although I’ve used this mix before, I’ve never done it on a portrait. I used my photo for the pose, and a vague idea of the mood of the subject. Then, I just let the image develop over time.

I don’t like painting wet on wet because it muddies the colors, so I wait until it dries, then paint some more. The palette knife allows me to be more free with my strokes and has even infected my use of the paint brush. The results are very encouraging. The image below has already undergone some changes on the eyes and the background but you can see that the brush strokes are more obvious here than in my other pieces. The title I have for this is “Worries”.

The OLPE Art Exhibit: Extension and Receptions

Exhibition: Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion, September 7 – October 19, 2013

The first two receptions came and went. The show has drawn a lot of interest.  Each piece of art represents the artist’s interpretation of the theme accompanied by a narrative explaining the artwork. I wrote the following narrative to describe my painting, Grief:

“The theme of the exhibition inspired me to revisit my paintings of women in distress. I have always been drawn to create portraits of suffering women. It is my way of paying homage to my mother and the women in my family, not only because of their tenacity to face daily challenges, but also for the courage and resolve with which they confront life’s adversities. Grief reflects all these things and more – pain, exhaustion, grief, despair.”

There will be additional receptions at the gallery as follows:

Thursday, September 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Watergate Gallery is located in the lower level (accessible by escalator or stairs) of the Watergate building, next to CVS.
Watergate Gallery & Frame Design
2552 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington DC 20037
tel: 202.338.4488