Thirteen years ago in Springfield Mall. VA. October should be the opening day for our new most improved Springfield Town Center. Sad will not be able to show my works there, Kiosks are to small for the displays used for art. But it was great going back in time and look at the setting up the Mall used to provide residents in the area. I looks fantastic, the shell is closed, and now they are working hard to get the inside of each store ready!
Animals are such great companions, no matter what type or how big they are, they are always there for us. Our Cockapoo's best friend is now almost ready to go home with their owner. I hope Zaqui does not get gelous when his portrait goes up on the wall.
Anabela! I had the greatest time over this past month when I took lessons from you! You are a real rock star! To watch you work was at least as good as jamming with Bruce Springsteen would have been! You gave me so much to work with, and you have inspired me to try to make some art of my very own . . . not Anabela art (although that is the best!!) but Linda art! I know it takes time to learn all that you know, but you have learned it well and apply it well and continue to learn every day! If even one inch of you rubbed off on me, I'll be able to do a very passable oil painting. Thanks, Anabela!
Anabela cleaned a modern acrylic portrait that depicts a famous Turkish poet (late) Orhan Veli Kanik (seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orhan_Veli_Kan%C4%B1k). The significance of the painting is that my husband inherited it from his grandfather who was a famous contemporary composer mostly known for his orchestral pieces Necil Kazim Akses (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necil_Kaz%C4%B1m_Akses). The portrait is incredibly unique in two ways: one is that the painter/artist Fahir Aksoy who is known as a leader in naive movement in modern Turkey (See http://www.turkishpaintings.com/index.php?p=37&l=2&modPainters_artistDetailID=1141) and the portrait symbolizes cubic modernism, an enormous deviation from the typical works of this important naive artist, and second although it depicts an abstract portrait, the resemblance to Orhan Veli Kanik is very striking. This jewel was heavily soiled before it found life again in Anabela's magic hands. Anabela knows exactly what needed to be done to revive this priceless masterpiece. When I asked Anabela what she could do to restore the painting, she knew exactly what to do. (I wanted to make a surprise for my husband by the way, since I know he wants to cherish the memory of his grandfather by displaying art pieces or artifacts that belonged to him). Anabela immediately suggested that after cleaning, the piece needed to be encased in a museum quality glass frame with a double-layer linen matting for a floating effect. She gave the lighter colors deep cleaning, and the darker colors sift cleaning. She told me that the pigment of black and reds are staining colors and could bleed if done with deep cleaning. I was fine with that. When she brought the finished product, it looked STUNNING! Anabela is a true artist! When my husband came home from work that very day, he could not believe his eyes! He hanged the picture on top of the fireplace located in our sunroom with high ceilings. He cannot take his eyes off of the painting. He cherishes this jewel every day! Thank you Anabela!