Saturday, June 08, 2013

Pansies and Tall Creamer

Pansies and Tall Creamer, 6x6 oil on canvas.

It's been quite some time since my last post and for that I apologize.  It's been a bit of a whirlwind around here and I guess my blog took second fiddle to other projects. 

The good news is, I signed a contract with the Cole Gallery in Edmonds WA (my page)!  That was back in March and had my first sale March 30th!  I had my first show (April First Glance Artist) in April and sold 3 more paintings in May!

I've been very busy in the studio and I'm learning to enjoy the whole process of being a gallery artist from finding, growing and purchasing props, developing compositions and self critique to choosing and framing the pieces - a process I used to despise, art shows, art walks, meeting other artists, the list goes on..  The very best part is that the gallery does the marketing.  I get to focus on the creative stuff and I'm really enjoying that. 

They are really good people there and the city of Edmonds is unique to me.  It's artsy.  There are several galleries and an Art Walk every month on the third Thursday.  And it's packed!  Even in April when it was cold and rainy.  People just kept coming in.  Of course Denise, the owner, caters it beautifully and rehangs a new show every month for a fresh visual treat. 

I am in a really good place these days and I think I'm just going to enjoy the ride.  I can hardly believe my art is hanging next to some world class artists like Michael Maczuga and Ilene Gienger-Stanfield!

And on that note, I signed up for a workshop with Michael Maczuga in August.  I'm excited/nervous about it.  I am in such awe of his work.  I hope I can absorb something, anything, from the experience and walk away a little better painter!

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