|Penny for your Thoughts and More|
by Jane McElvany Coonce
The Arlington Artists Alliance has a show coming up in September that is called "Be Squared". All of the paintings entered must be on a 10 inch by 10 inch canvas. The show will be hung at the Gallery Underground for the month of September. In the meantime, I have been racking my brain trying to think of something that would fit on a 10x10 inch square. We are allowed to enter 2 paintings. Here's my first one, "Penny for Your Thoughts and More". This is a gum ball machine that sits in our kitchen. Tom "won" it at a White Elephant" sale. He keeps a jar of pennies by it so that people can have gum anytime they like. I think it's his prized possession.
It was a fun one to paint. Now I am racking my brain to try to think of another painting to do for this show. Usually, I don't have any trouble thinking of what to paint next, but when it's on a small canvas that is 10 x 10, it makes it a little more challenging. I'll think of something. I need to come up with the idea soon so that the painting is finished, dried and ready to hang by end of Aug.