I dropped off three watercolors to be displayed at the Gwinnett Convention and Vistor Bureau. They have been so good to display the Tannery artists artworks. Gwinnett is a great place to live and do art.
I painted the Yellow River on Sat. and a big tree. I didn't finish either one. I better get busy on something soon. I haven't finished the Jones Bridge painting, the guitar player and now two more. I'm starting to feO
We are meeting tomorrow to paint in the Gwinnett Parks. At 9 in the morning we will be at George Pierce or Yellow River for the Gwinnett Parks Plein Air Challenge. We should have a good turn out. I think the rain we wait for us to get finished.
I'm getting no where with this painting. When I drew it, I put my son in the wrong spot. He needs to be over to the side more. So, I think I'm going to start over. Why do I put myself through all this. I worked on it today, and redid everything. As you can see, I'm going downhill on this one. The first photo, was Friday and the second photo is what I did today, sad! I think I'm going to have to move him over.
Tonight I went to my first AAC meeting and it was great. I went with two friends and I saw some other artists that I knew at the meeting. It was nice to see everyone. They also had a pastel artist present a demo and I learned a lot, now I want to run out and buy some pastels. I don't need to do that, so I'll see if it will work in watercolor too.
I got my pic of the Front Page of the Gwinnett Daily Post. I was
painting in the 6th Annual Historic Buford Plein Air Event on Friday morning.
Saturday night we had the show and people were coming into my studio and
congratulated me on my picture in the paper. That was fun. I met a lot of really
nice people. If you get the chance, come see Tannery Row, the artist colony, the
building and down town Buford. It's a great day trip. They have some really good restaurants too.
I first pic is the one that was in the paper.
I finished my painting today, framed it and turned it in. It turned
out ok. I was pleased. We went back for the show. All the work was extremely well done, beautiful work. It was a wonderful night and the visitors to my studio were so kind and complementary of my artwork. I love being a part of the Tannery! The painting is of the side of Tannery Row. It's such a neat place! And, yes, I did get a little sun! That's not a good thing at my age.
I spent the day painting outdoors in Buford today. It was a beautiful day for painting, but a lousy day for me. I went to unpack my easel
and it was broke, one of the bolts was missing. I had to repack everything and
go to the hardware store. Went back to painting, and I painted for about 2
hours and the wind picks up. Yes, the wind picks the easel up and smacks me inthe face with my painting. After being slapped and smacked in the face with a wet painting, I packed up and called it a day. I came home repacked all my equipment and I hope tomorrow is better. Oh, the painting isn't gooding too either.
Tomorrow is the first day of the 6th annual Buford Historic Plein Air Event. It will go two days with a reception Sat. night at 6:30pm. Sat. night is also the opening reception of the Inside Out show. Both at Tannery Row Aritst Colony, hope you will be there.
I spent the day at TRAC cleaning along with other TRAC artists. We want the place to look nice and it does.
The painting isn't going as well as I had hoped. Day 2 was off to a late start and I'm not real happy with the figure, but I like the background. I wanted more texture so while the acrylic was still sticky, I strayed it with water and let it drip. Here are three photos, day 1, day 2 and background details. I really hope to finish this Friday. It's 16 x 20"
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.