Works in progress June. Parking in Portland is very difficult for the plein air painter. Two hour limitations on spots mandate that one move one’ s vehicle often. Setting up an easel and canvas for 5 hours can be challenging in this Urban environment. Hence I have switched to Early Bird deals at parking garages. Here are examples of several works in progress.
Third and final sitting at the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine. LIVE Painting, Kue John Lor, Hmong friend wearing traditional dress. Part three of this Blog Posting. Kue John Lor created the Hmong focused exhibit at the Museum and invited me into this interactive project. Kue and I spoke to museum visitors about art creation and the Hmong culture.
Completed Oil Painting:
Kue John Lor
24 x 36 inches
Oil on Canvas
Erin McGee Ferrell
Oil on Canvas 24 x 36 inches Erin McGee Ferrell
Erin McGee Ferrell 24 x 36 inches oil on canvas 2014
I just returned from Florida where my father gifted me with this beautiful mask. My father collects, catalogs, and researches African Art. Amid his collection I found this mast which spoke to me. The Lega Tribal Mask, with its huge eyes meets me in a time in my career and life where I seek to see the world with more possibility. The adage, “need is the mother of invention,” goes along with this thinking.
God, may my eyes be enlarged to see ahead and huge as I walk.