Friday, October 25, 2013

Last Minute Preparations - Fieldstone Winery and Art

It has been a good month for art and painting, and then a really busy week. Maybe not that special to very successful and confident artists.   But for me,a  none-too-common experience.

For the month of  November I will have my artwork featured exclusively at Fieldstone Winery, in Rochester, Michigan.   On Friday November 1st  - just a week away! - we'll be installing the artwork, posting labels, setting up a card rack. The following Friday (November 8th) will be the big day, a reception (and wine tasting!) at the winery, for friends to see my newest artwork and taste Fieldstone's wonderful wines.

This feels like my closest experience yet to a real ("REAL") gallery opening.  I'm nearly sixty years old now (should  I maybe not admit to that?), and this may be as close as I will get.  So, right now, this feels pretty darn cool.   To make it even better, I am currently feeling very happy about my artwork.   Don't know that anyone will want it on their walls, don't know that it will garner attention or awards or sales.   Bur it is as strong and confident and satisfying to ME as anything I have worked on for a number of years.     PLEASE let THAT part continue!
The illustrations here are little details from some of the paintings that will probably comprise the show.

If you live in southeastern Michigan, please consider coming to the opening.  I would love to see you at the reception - come taste some very good wine and visit.   Information about Fieldstone Winery can be found HERE.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Happy Artist

Daylily Eruption
The painting at left had already been accepted, along with one other,  to the 2013 Our Town Art Show and Sale. The actual show was this past week, ending on Saturday. I'm happy to say that this painting was sold: Another good friend finds a good home!

And, the painting shown in my Sept. 1st post was accepted into the BSWP 69th Annual Exhibition, "Melange", opening this Friday at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC).  However, to confuse things, I never WAS able to get that image to post correctly: the image here in the blog is turned 90 degrees. So I'm not going to try again!

Anyway, a good week for an artist, and I've actually found time to do some new work. I am also keeping busy getting artwork framed for my own show in November at the Fieldstone Winery (hope if you are local to Southeastern Michigan that you will consider coming to the opening!).