Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy & Sad

I am happy to report that the past two days have been a whirlwind of artistic delight! The Paint Out in Madison, Ga could not have been better planned or executed, thanks to many caring people with the Madison Art Guild and Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. The weather was ideal and the sites fabulous. I received an Honorable Mention and two of my three paintings sold!
Now for the sad part.... In the tired but excited state I was in once I got home, as I was transferring my images from camera to computer, I lost the images of my paintings and the auction! I was sick! I have one painting to re-photograph, but will have to rely on my sister to send me copies of 35mm shots that she took. The auction was covered by press, so I may be able to get some images from Greg Strelecki, the photographer. None of these being digital, I'll have to wait...bummer. On a positive note, I did not lose the reference shots that I took at some of the lovely locations I visited that will make their way into paintings in the future.
So, as I'm able to get images, I'll post them and tell you more about this event and some of the wonderful artists that I was able to meet. For now, here's the one painting that did not sell that I'm keeping for myself(for the time being).

"Ainslie Oak"
8" x 10" oil on gessoed masonite

This view was looking through massive twisted limbs of one of the centuries old red oaks on the farm where I was plein air painting. Very painterly and joyfully done!


Cori Lynn Berg said...

I love the downward motion of this painting.

Sheila said...

I'm so sorry about the lost images. This new technology has its pluses and its downsides too doesn't it.

If this was the only one that didn't sell, you must have had a whirlwind weekend. I'm so happy for you in that sense.