Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Thankful Thursday from September McGee

"Nude Series - The Kimono"

My birthday is tomorrow. That makes today my last day of another birthday year! It is generally a reflective time for me and after just closing a two month summer show I worked daily - double reflective! Whew!!! Being 'out there' diurnal for months, now is a time of recoiling. A time to take it all in, and stir it up. Time to create a mixture never before created.
Yes, this is my juncture to up my game; to fearlessly dive into the unknown. Whatever happens the ride will be full of wonder. I can only pray I remain calm and focused with
unequaled humor as I forge forward.

I was planning on blogging to express some views as an artist - more or less
streams of words - that somehow express insights endlessly plaguing the creative mind.
I will save this for a later blog as I must now return to my easel to finish
my last painting of this year!

"Nude Series - The Kimono" is an oil on museum board that I painted about three years ago. I had shown her once, but, she has sat in my studio awaiting. I picked her up at the conclusion of the summer show and decided she was a good painting...but I wanted to make her GREAT!
It took a few more sessions that I planned (there is a tendency when changing one little thing to watch it grow, without notice, substantially). I probably had four sessions at the easel with her. Finally, last night I popped a few more highlights at the edges of her hair and added a little more of a yellow hue to the sil.... Finito!

I am so much happier with the piece.
Often our creations sit around waiting for us to be at the space and time to be finished.

I am starting a new space and time.

Check back in first of the week!


September McGee

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Thankful Thursday from September McGee

"Pacific Symphony -The Cellists #2"

On this Thursday there is so much to be thankful for!

"Pacific Symphony - The Cellists #2" is an original pastel
on panel that is heading off for its second National Juried Exhibition!

"Cellists #2" was just accepted into the
Connecticut Pastel Society 18th Annual National Exhibition
which opens on my birthday!!!!
show runs: September 30 - November 13, 2011
at the Mattatuck Museum
in Waterbury, CT

I have recently been accepted in SIX national/international juried
exhibitions -----

Thursday Blessings!

September McGee

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


"Cafe Series - Sunday Afternoon"
Pastel on Board

Summer show is over - A huge success!

I am back in my studio with new found energy
for brand new creations....
but while the show was going I also
was juried into FIVE national juried exhibitions!!!!!

"Sunday Afternoon" was juried into the PSWC National Exhibition 2011
and I received my Signature Member Honor with the PSWC,
making it my second Signature member Honor.

"Sunday Afternoon" was just also juried into
Chicago Pastel Painters,
Third Biennial National Juried Exhibition!

The show opens September 15th
and run through October 28, 2011
at theMayslake Peabody Estate
1717 West 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Check back for more juried exhibition updates and
feel free to contact me information on paintings and commissions.

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Have a blessed day!