Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Recent works

Colin, oil 12x16, by g. Travell (sold)

Bandit, oil 12x12, by g. Travell
Fairie Whisperer, oil 12x16, by g. Travell

Here are a few of my recent, smaller pieces, one a commission, others just for fun. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Self Portrait

Hanging out at Gallery Twenty-two's opening for their Self Portrait show. I got happy news that mine (that's me in my robe) sold to a local collector! Whoot! Whoot!

Monday, April 27, 2015

On the Easel.......

I'm 2/3 into a small painting of Aimee, the first time I've painted her. She requested butterflies dancing around her, and asked "Mommy, do I have to have green hair?" 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Second Place

I am proud to have won SECOND PLACE at MHA's Annual Ann & Bill Litaker Show, with my oil painting "Wind Up Birds Can't Fly." Judge, Professor Eldred P. Hudson, had some wonderful, encouraging words to say about my painting. 

"Wind Up Birds Can't Fly" by B. Gillian Travell, oil, 48x60 on gallery-wrap canvas, $800.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

On the easel "Wind Up Birds Can't Fly"

On the easel: Detail of "Wind Up Birds Can't Fly" by b. Gillian Travell, Oil, 48 x 60, $800. Now hanging at MHA juried show "Litaker", Dec. 4 - 26th.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Place for 'Most Creative'........"Lake Dream"

"Lake Dream" by b. Gillian Travell, oil on Gallery wrap canvas, 24x36"
My girl, "Lake Dream" ready to go out the door.....Received First Place 'Most Creative' People's Choice award.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1st Prize Ribbon at MHA "Music" Show

I won the First Place ribbon and a pair of Koss headphones for my little painting "iListen", at Mint Hill Arts "Music" show.  iGoofy.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

John Cage: some rules for students and teachers

John Cage: some rules for students and teachers:

RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.

RULE TWO: General duties of a student - pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students.

RULE THREE: General duties of a teacher - pull everything out of your students.

RULE FOUR: Consider everything an experiment.
RULE FIVE: be self-disciplined - this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.

RULE SIX: Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and no fail, there's only make.

RULE SEVEN: The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It's the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.

RULE EIGHT: Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes.

RULE NINE: Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think.

RULE TEN: "We're breaking all the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities." (John Cage)

HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything - it might come in handy later.