This last art show called Art in the Park was good to me. I sold 3 original paintings and many prints and note cards. I am excited to tell you about the sold paintings and a little about their new owners.
The above painting is called “A Girl and her Bird” and is an intuitive painting. She has a new home with another artist and I was very happy for her to have it. Prints are still available if you’re interested here. Here’s my method for an intuitive painting: As I paint this type of painting, I start with a white gesso’d substrate and use a brush with india ink to start painting random lines. I then allow the painting to basically paint itself. It morphs into a scene that I see and I pull out what wants to be seen. I never know what the final painting will look like until the piece tells me it’s finished. After the india ink, I paint mostly with metallic acrylics but also non metallic. The end result for the original is a shimmering beautiful piece that reminds me of a painted mosaic. The flatness of the india ink and the contrast of the shimmering metallic is something I like very much.
The next painting sold was “Beautiful Dreamer” of my “Nevermore Series” to a fun, young hip couple. They oohed and ahhed over it but couldn’t make up their mind if they wanted a print or the original so they took a little break from it but next thing I knew they were back and giddy with their decision. I know it will have a great home with the other original art in their collection. I asked them to send me a photo of the painting in its new home and if they do, I’ll make sure I share it here. I hope they do, it makes me feel great to see my work on other peoples walls.
The final original painting I sold was what I call a miniature. “Snowy Night” went home with this most charming young lady all but about 7 years old. Mine was not her first, oh no. She is already an accomplished collector with a painting from Australia and another far away place I cannot recall at the moment. How wonderful it is to see parents teaching their children culture. She will be (and already is!) a great patron of the arts and I am proud to have had the painting that she found worthy to add to her collection. Prints of course are still available here.
Before I go, I wanted to show you my booth set up with my new, yes I said new, graphic display system I just bought. I know I just had made a new wall for my booth, but it wouldn’t stand up in grass and this new purchased one looks really professional. I made the covers for it myself. Ain’t I the handy one? Ha ha, see you next time.