Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Two days of melting heat and humidity ended Sunday at 4pm with an approaching thunderstorm. I wish I collected a dollar for every, "Beautiful work", "I love your work", I would have left the show with money in my pocket.
I relate this experience to fishing. I sit in my fishing kayak, knowing hundreds of fish are swimming around me, but no matter what bait I put before them, not one strike. When I asked Sid and Lee, the couple who ran the booth next to ours, how his day was going, he just displayed a disgusted look. He returned the question and I replied, "Everyone just kicking tires".
Most of the paintings I've posted on my blog were offered as bait, most received accolades, but two works caught everyone's eye, "Two Willets Feeding"
and "Pines In The Mist"
I'm beginning to believe applying to art festivals would be a better investment than arts and craft shows. I would be competing against other artists for customers, customers who are there to purchase art. We'll see.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Painted from an image posted by a photographer in Southern Pines involved in what is known is double take. The photographer post their photo on a website and local painters select from the photos posted and paints their rendition. In early spring the art gallery hosting the event hangs the framed photo next to the artist's painting. I was taken by the colors and composition of this photo and when it was placed next to the photo, the color of the flower petals matched. 24x30 inch canvas
I worked for the Park Service for a couple of years and my time was spent on trail crews. They maintain over 500 miles of trails on the Eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The mountains take on different moods through the changes in sunlight and clouds. This painting was painted from a photo I took showing the western face of the mountain at sunrise.
30x24 oil on canvas