Help me create a body of work for my first (of hopefully many!) gallery show!
I want to show the beauty in parts of LA that often go unnoticed by most people, for this project I will focus on apartment buildings. Not just any old apartment buildings, of course, but the ones that are classic Los Angeles. You know the ones...they've got great architecture, some sort of fancy name in a script-y font on the front, and usually great colors. A lot of them are a little rough around the edges, but I'm sure once were the nicest place on their block. Once you start noticing them, you see them everywhere!
For my project, I plan to paint 100 paintings of these apartment buildings, all 10"x10". This exhibit will not only bring these hidden gems into the light, but also capture a representation of the city in a way that I believe has never been done. When complete, it will be a patchwork of all the different and diverse neighborhoods, bound by a common thread of architecture.
I've already begun collecting pictures of apartment buildings to paint so that when the project is fully funded, I can jump right in and get to painting! Once funding is complete, I will also have prints made to supplement the show and begin sending proposals to local galleries that may be interested in presenting my show.
So where is all the money going? To begin with - canvas! About a third of the funding will go towards canvas alone. Another third will go to the print-making. I print on a canvas-like material that gives the feel of an actual painting rather than a print. And the final portion of the money will go to paint, brushes, packaging, mailing, postcards and promotional material!
The above painting is an example of the style of building I am referring to, and also my painting technique. To get more of an idea of my style, you can visit my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/missamylovesla
I will also be blogging my progress and updates (along with my regular-life updates) here: http://missamylovesla.tumblr.com/
And thats everything! I appreciate any and all support and am so excited and looking forward to seeing my vision come to life with your help!
- (90 days)