Monday, May 1, 2006
Working in a series
The organizers of the annual Fiddler's Convention in Berlin, Maryland, asked local artists to submit design proposals for their marketing materials. In response I created a series of paintings that combined bluegrass musicians with vintage quilt patterns because the theme for the 2006 convention was to be "Fiddlers, Folks & Freedom."
I limited the color palette to give the group of paintings a unified feel: red, ochre, and blue. Also, these colors hint at a patriotic red, white, and blue.
In this fourth painting I incorporated the architectural shape of a historic building in the Town of Berlin into the background. I thought this would be a better fit with what the organizers were looking for. The event coordinators did not choose to use local artwork in 2006 and instead opted for a combination of photographs and logos. However, they did use local artwork by Patrick Henry in 2007 and Jim Adcock in 2008.