Monday, June 9, 2008

Miniature Sketch Show

Update: After a great show in July from Roundhouse Art Gallery, I was able to come away as the winner of the Juror's Award. Here are some kind words from the panel: 

"This was a fine show, and difficult to select a clear winner for the Juror's award. However, Steven by Ryan Mellody showed such confidence in technique and mastery of form, as well as capturing a fine emotional statement about his subject during the course of a day's normal activity, that it appealed to us as a perfect example of what we desired for the Miniature Sketch Show. Many other fine examples were considered, but many were deemed too highly rendered to be considered a "sketch," or lacked somewhat in the evidence of artistic mastery in how to implement the tools and the principles of art in a quick sketch format."

Original Post: This July, Roundhouse gallery will be having their first juried show highlighting the art of sketching. The call for entries is ending in about a week and the below sketch will be my entry. It is a preliminary drawing done in charcoal, about 6 x 8 inches, that will hopefully result in a larger painting in the near future. Check out Roundhouse gallery here.

3 comments:

Mark Steele said...

Ryan - another beautiful example of your talent!

What a blessing!

nataJane said...

Congratulations! I saw the show, and you definitely deserved it.

Frank Broughton said...

Nice work Ryan!