I’m working on rehabbing my art website (annembray.com).
Version 3.0 will be WordPress with eCommerce and requires complete rebuilding, which is probably a good thing.
I’ve migrated all most of my posts over, though it seems that links composed here return here. I don’t think I’ll bother repairing them (unless I’m really bored, like waiting at the airport or something).
Hoping to launch the revision by April Fool’s Day (as good a day as any), so that my 2018 A-Z Challenge posts will post there. The beta version IS live, at a secret URL. I’d love to have you help me test it for anything that’s confusing, weird, etc. If interested, fill out this form and I’ll email you the link. Thanks in advance!
The image above shows my A-Z trucks from last year. I had it printed on metal for my 2017 art exhibition at TAG Gallery in Los Angeles.
It’s February and my thoughts are turning towards the 2018 A to Z Challenge.
I’ll be posting images from my #dailytruck series again. I have most of the letters already, there are a few that I’m still hunting (would you believe that I still need to find J and T?).
The A-Z Challenge is a lot of fun. It happens in April, and the challenge is to blog through the alphabet every Monday through Saturday. This will be my fourth year participating!
Read more about my past experiences here.
Howard Russell Butler is my Great Great Uncle. I never met him, but he is a huge influence on my art.
[I wish I could add images of the two paintings mentioned below but I can’t find them]
I grew up with this painting. It still hangs in my mom’s living room, many houses later.
This is one of my favorites, it hangs in the family cottage on Martha’s Vineyard. [Will add whenever I do].
My great uncle (his son) gave me this pastel in the early 80s
With it, came the story of Howard Russell Butler taking the train from New York to Santa Barbara and sketching live from the train window. The story goes that he would work from the sky down, filling in the foreground details when good ones appeared.
I tried this method from a car. It did not go well, I got car sick.
The chalk pastel was awfully messy as well.
It just so happens I’m accompanying a friend on a road trip up I-5 in one week.
I had already been thinking about the possibility of doing some sketching, since I won’t be driving (unless he gets a migraine). My Instagram @annembray will tell what transpires!
“Bridge” is this week’s Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge.
I was working on titles for my current show at TAG and realized I couldn’t pinpoint exactly where in the grand confluence of the 60W x 101 x 5 x 10 this image fell.
I shot video. It was a rare evening when I got through it in one minute.
Is it the 10W? Not sure.
Time to try Google Street View:
No help. It kept jumping me onto the 10 at the critical point.
Maybe therein lay my answer?
I gave up and titled it “60W“.
The exhibition, #mycommute, is at TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 90036 7/11 – 8/5, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, 7/15, 5-8pm Artist Panel: Saturday, 8/5, 4pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, 8/5, 6-9pm