Monday, June 16, 2008
Busy with Art
"The Harbor, Monhegan Island, ME" acrylics on canvas, 16" x 20"
I participated in an Adult Open Studio program at TreeTop Studio with Nancy Shay over the last couple of months. My six weeks stretch out a bit due to skipping a couple, but I worked on two paintings in acrylic and actually finished one!
Nancy had some pictures she had taken in Monhegan Island, ME and I picked one of the Harbor to use for my subject. I'm so amazed at how it went and was totally surprised and pleased with the resulting painting. The experience has inspired me to continue painting now at home--or at work where I've moved all my painting supplies so I can work in the off-shift time between lunch and dinner.
I'm having a solo show at The Thompson Public Library, too. August 1-26 with an Artist's Reception on Thursday, Aug 7 from 6:30-8.
It's exciting, though mostly I'm using the event to see what I really have, and to get more organized. It's forcing me to pull everything out and make sure all the good stuff is framed properly and ready to go. The show is called: "A Little of This, A Little of That: a Multi-Medium Exhibit" and I'll be showing Paintings, digital art, photography, collages and sculpture. Should be educational, for me, at least!