Thursday, September 29, 2011
Came across this video today (Just in case you want the link: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7358176n). All I can say is amazing. This artist is blind. He has a wonderful outlook and impressive paintings. Talk about overcoming your disability! Enjoy!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Littleton Museum allowed me to bring a photographer in to the exhibit Monday morning while the museum is closed to the public. They are very strict about photos being taken in the galleries. I thought the virtual tour would be nice to post online for the many who cannot make it to see the show in person. This virtual tour will allow you to see the scope of the show, if not the individual pieces. Please know that this does not represent my paintings themselves in their true color. The slide show is a bit better color-wise if you would rather view that. Enjoy!
I apologize to those that receive my newsletter and my blog post via email as this is a duplication of content. Once I recover (I have been told I have post-partum blues) I will get back to painting.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|Victoria with her son, Grant|
|Victoria, with her niece, Jen and her sister, Megan|
Sunday, September 11, 2011
|Alley Reflection block in, 36x24|
|Prairie Glow block in, 18x36|
Friday, September 9, 2011
|My Subaru with all the 16x20's and smaller|
|Jane's Honda Element with all the 18x24 and larger paintings|
Jane was tickled pink. She got to chat with the museums curator and the other two volunteers (Sarah and Al) while Kate and I sorted out our pile of mismatched names. She told me over lunch how excited they all are by the work they saw and what a great show this is going to be. I saw the curator really looking at a few pieces and Al (retired art teacher) told me as we were leaving that a number of pieces really got to him and took him to new places! That is what it is all about. Transporting people. Apparently they have never had this much work from one artist, so I said, use your judgment-if you don't want to hang them all, don't. But no, they said they can stack smaller pieces and the show was in the raw stages of ideas when I left. The actually hanging will be done Monday afternoon. My house seems so empty!
I took the repaired frame back to the museum in the late afternoon, and everyone I met was so excited to meet me. The word was out that this was an exceptional show. Wow. Are they talking about me??? You all will have to judge that on your own. For those of you who will not make it to the show while it is up I hope to have a virtual tour for you to view in the next few weeks.
Monday, September 5, 2011
I am trying to finish one last painting today. I decided it was not good enough to make it to the museum without more work. The other 3 that were on the chopping block seem to have come together well enough to be presented to the public. It is probably a good thing I started boxing paintings up fairly early in the process or I might never have felt any of them were ready!