Please enjoy October’s newsletter – Changes.
Last Friday I traded out the work that I have displayed at the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa in Palm Springs ahead of our busy season. I took down the mixed media paintings and put up a series of oil paintings. For some reason my phone decided not to save one of the pictures. Oh well, all is not lost. One of the things I love about this Spahhhh is that the treatment rooms have names such as ‘Relax’, ‘Refresh’ and ‘Renew’.
One of the things that didn’t get on camera when I was taking photos of my Paint-the-night class was that earlier in the afternoon Rick (Rick Archer, President of Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation and Vanguard Gallery) and I had hung up a 14-painting solo show on the left wall.
<Sigh> this is by far the first time that I have put up a solo show and promptly forgotten to take any photos of it. Senior moment!
Blissfully I was passing not far from the gallery on Monday morning and (seeing as I’m on the advisory committee and one of the tutors and I have a key to the gallery) stopped in to rectify this. The show will be up through August and there will be a reception on August 19th, 7-8pm. Rick should have the labels up by then! Actually many of these are available through my Etsy store at the moment (though it might take a little longer than promised to ship….).
On Friday I ran the Paint-the-night event at the Vanguard Gallery in Moreno Valley – and had 11 students, many of whom knew each other, so they were enjoying the evening together. We painted a scene from an open road through fields in the Ojai area – a painting I’d completed in watercolor many years ago and thought would work well as a paint night subject.
One of the thing that I tell students at these evenings, is that their painting is not going to look exactly like mine – which is why art forgers are paid so much.
However this group all got really close to the painting we were working from! The main difference was that I had yellow ochre deep – vs yellow ochre which I usually work with, and as I hadn’t used this before, I hadn’t realized how dull this color is compared to regular ochre. I figure I learn something in every class too, so this was it for this one!
….. there went the link. The link to the actual youtube video. No, I have no idea what happened in the mailchimp world, but here is the actual functional video link!
Here’s a link to my monthly newsletter. I’ve been waiting to put this subject out there for a while, as you’ll see if you follow the links……..
At the show in San Diego on Saturday, my first sale was to a returning client who had to hunt me down. I hadn’t put my booth number on the email reminding fans about the show, so he wandered up and down the aisles. Eventually he asked help from another artist. “Do you know this artist – her work is a little like this but pixellated.” Blissfully my fellow artist knew who the cutter was and he found me a few minutes later.
He took the opportunity to pick up my second book, Mixed Weather, and really liked ‘Wiest Lake’, but at 48×48″ didn’t have the wall space for it. (Well, not without removing a portrait of his good lady. Sometimes I really don’t mind getting upstaged.) I suggested a print in a smaller size through Fine Art America, and promised to make sure my image was available for him to evaluate the options. I opened email this morning and found someone had ordered a print on metal. I’m figuring it’s the same client that found a size and surface that would fit in his home!