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Art of the Day: Monday March 08, 2010

Hug Unflured

- by Alma Lee

This week's theme: The Candy Show

Friday, March 5th was the opening of EBSQ's first ever brick and mortar show. Melissa O'Brien, creator of hand crafted gourmet chocolates, was the co-curator along with the EBSQ staff. Since most of us could not be at the "Candy" opening, EBSQ is taking this week present a small taste of the work on display. "Candy" is currently running at The Chocolate Shoppe in Greensburg, PA, and is open to the public. If you can't get there in person, please visit the "Candy" show page on the EBSQ site to view the online portion of the show.

Art: Hug Unflured by Artist Alma Lee
People always say that it all starts with a kiss. And heaven knows I have had my share of Hershey kisses. But when you think about it usually takes a hug first to get things going, A hug must be savored and relished, allowed to cast it's spell. I wanted to convey this along with the mellowness, warmth and richness of the hug , Eye candy if you will pardon the pun. I decided to depict the wrapper in red starting to unfurl, just to illustrate the spark of excited passion we all feel upon opening the wrapper. Sit back, and enjoy. you know the Kiss is coming..:

About this piece:

Size: 8x10:

Sub strait: Wood Panel:

Media: Color pencil, and marker:

Style: Still life:

No frame necessary, ready to hang:

Note: The colored pencil is applied layer upon layer to build up deep, vibrant color saturation an effect similar to the renaissance glazing techniques used by the old masters. It is then hand buffed to a light natural sheen and spray fixative is applied to prevent wax bloom. It is then finished with a UV resistant semi gloss varnish to resist fading.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Hug Unflured

Detail Image for art Hug Unflured

Detail Image for art Hug Unflured


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