Today is the first time l’ve joined a Craft Fair in Vacaville and realize people don’t buy fine art or even cards at an event like this. I am amazed what people do buy, mostly things i would not think to buy. They buy Sensy from the booth on one side, walk by and say “pretty” then buy a net wreath or fake flower arrangement at the next booth.
Okay, I take that back, I just sold five cards It will be interesting to see if I even cover my entry fee! I know intellectually you have to get your art out somehow, but not sure this is the venue. The lady selling cat toys gets a lot more interest than my art!
If nothing else, it is interesting to see this cross-section of Vacaville! And an interesting experiment that I will most likely not repeat! Its for a good cause, but hard in a new town to figure out where to sell your art?
I am taking a painting class at the Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island on Tuesday and enjoy the camaraderie of other artists and learning to paint small. We paint from small photographs on to 8 x 10 inch or 9 x 12-inch canvases. This was my painting from the first day of class.
The teacher David Marty asked us to do a homework assignment, and I just finished mine.
This another 8 x 10-inch painting. I find it interesting as I usually do paint in a much larger format, but am finding this satisfying for some reason.
Normally I paint abstracts in larger formats. The one below is 36″ x 24″ and as you can see, it is very different from my smaller ones.
This one is 30 x 48 inches with black, gray, and gold leaf interspersed in other colors. I was looking at in the studio and think it is the perfect Halloween painting. Look at the “evil” eye of the predator on the right side of the painting. This guy is watching you, and it was totally an accident.
Just thought I would share something other than food art and interior design. I am doing a 3 x 5-foot commission right now and love the big scale of it.
I shared the artwork I recently completed the other day, but now it is installed on my newly refinished Entry Hall Wall. I painted the wall orange, after taking down all the boards. When they were once again installed, I did a wash of the wall color in the rest of the house, diluted down with water. The effect worked well, so now the wall is soft, you can see peeks of orange coming through and the new painting likes its new home.
The nice thing about painting is that you can paint at any age. You can change your style, and reinvent what you like. As a senior, you still have lots and lots of creative energy. I now smile when I walk in the front door, as I like the simplicity of the painting with complexity of the brushstrokes.
Along with opening my first ever Vintage Renew booth at Red Plantation in Poulsbo, I hung a rather large Art Show at ChocMo in Poulsbo the next morning.
Please stop by for coffee, lunch or dinner and of course Chocolate and enjoy the show. I have were abstracts and some older Impressionistic work with a few pencil drawings there. It made me think I need to get back to my easel.
Let me just say first, that I really do LOVE men and have a wonderful husband. I took the photo of these women in Volterra, Italy and they just seemed to be having the best time together. While in Paris I bought a post-card with this man silhouetted walking away. The photo of the castle seemed magical to me. The women seemed to not have a care in the world, so it just fell together.