Friday, October 23, 2009
I've come to appreciate how my record keeping and pictures files are sorely lacking. I needed both to create the book and discovered I have no pictures of 2 pieces I've sold and have no dimensions for several others. Some of the jpegs were really low resolution and unusable. This could become a problem if I am suddenly important in the art world. Uh huh.
I'll be buying a few copies of the book for friends and family once I've seen the quality of the first one I ordered today. The colour reproductions will have to be spot on, crisp and accurate...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Today I visited a few local artists who were part of the Town and Country Studio Tour in Kingston and northward. Of course Sally Chupick's landscapes and florals were lovely, Nasturtiums was exquisite, tho the photo here doesn't do it justice. I was very impressed with Michele LaRose's abstracts. My favourite was one called Provence, click to have a look. After a long drive down a twisty gravel road we came upon Bear Bottom Studio. It looked like some hobbits might be nearby! Have a look at the link to see Jamie Brick's fanciful work. Jamie's website will tell you this:
Abandoned as an infant, Jamie Brick was taken in and raised by a pack of wild medieval rabbits. This unusual upbringing reflects in this artist's eyes as he sculpts, stone, wood and mixed media into creatures from a world that lies just left of centre.
The fall has been packed with shows. Now it's time to settle down and get back to my studio and get to work.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Shortly after the opening, prizes were announced in various cateogories. I was thrilled and amazed to be called up for Honourable Mention (acrylics) for my little piece called Red Skies.
Red Skies 5" X 7"
A few minutes later I was called again! I also got First Prize in the acrylics category for this piece:
Natural Order #1 24" X 36"
Thank you judges, thank you Focus Art!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Today we drove back to Perth to deliver 2 more pieces for the "Strange and Beautiful" show; that makes 7 contributions from me. Eight other artists have been chosen to participate and I had an opportunity to see some of the very impressive work Lisa Brown (gallery owner) was getting ready to mount.
When I got home I had a phone message with more good news. Last week I submitted 3 pieces to the FOCUS ART (Eastern Ontario Visual Arts Association) Juried Show in Cornwall. All 3 were accepted! More about that later...
I think maybe I should buy a lottery ticket!