Here’s what’s happened and happening at Skyscapes in February.
“All the way” went to its Forever Home a few months ago. A couple days ago I was blessed with a pic of it in its new abode. We don’t get to see a lot of the surroundings, but it looks great in that frame.
One of the silliest things I didn’t do on Wednesday when Christine Lamb was setting up her half of our show at the Glass Outhouse Gallery was to take some photos of her half of the gallery. Yesterday at our reception I corrected that.
We had a two-person bad perform for us Hunter and the Wick’d for the afternoon and had quite a few people drop by, or come in from the advertising.
I sold two small paintings and Christine sold some earrings and a clock.
I really fell for this little gallery and was quite jazzed to have been offered a last-minute show due to a cancellation. The artist who was to have been at this show turned up. She had cancelled because she had torn her rotator cuff on the side she uses a crutch – double whammy. She was doing a lot better now and is looking forward to showing at another time.
I also got to meet Jaymie Arquilevich with whom it’s planned I’ll have a 2-artist show in 2018.
Yesterday I set up my side of the 2-person show at the Glass Outhouse Gallery in 29 Palms. I was glad to meet my fellow artist Christine Lamb and her husband Ray (who is also a painter), who turned up to hang her half of the show just as Frank (one of the gallery owners) and I had finished. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take a few shots of her work as it was going up (Ray and I got to talking about single-pigment oil paints), but I’ll do so after the reception on Saturday. If you’re in the area – please, we’d love you to attend, it’s 1-5pm January 6th (and I’m going to be making olive and cream cheese penguins!). If not – please reblog this if you have friends/followers who are. The show will be up until January 28th.
Well, didn’t think I’d finish today, but I did. Put in a full two hours, it’s easier to work when you know that some of the traffic that’s honking is honking at you in appreciation.
And about every third person who stopped at the lights rolled down their window and said it looked great.
Another local artist who also does murals in a different context stopped by to chat.
I did the top clouds lighter because it seems like they will fade darker anyway (comparing with photos of the original) and I knew the city planner was always a little unhappy at how dark the top came out.
Put the third and final (I hope) layer of undercoat on the box this morning. I’ve had quite a few people stop by and comment – mostly asking that what they think they’re seeing – box mural repair – is what’s actually going on; but there have been several that have asked how to get into these projects.
After I was done, and took this photo, I set to washing out the brush and gathering up my things. You can’t see them in this photo because they’re directly behind the box from there, sitting up on the grass. There’s a 5-gallon bucket of water and a bag containing soaps, paint, brushes, sandpaper and paper towels. On the grass. As I started washing the brush, the sprinklers went off! Blissfully the part of the box I’d just painted is shielded from the sprinklers, but it’s good to know the timing so I’ll be sure to miss them on subsequent days.
Afterwards, I went and set up the show for this weekend in Palm Springs. That will allow me to have all three mornings of the show with about an hour’s good work before it gets too warm, which is what I am mostly fighting with at the moment. Global warming, folks! Stay with me though, you’ll start seeing some color next.
I guess there is sometimes a progession in the names. Evening rain and Night Storm. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen either of those, but here they are.
Night storms are interesting because here we have the power go out in about 50% of good storms.