I attended a workshop today on how to market my artwork. The Gwinnett Tourism Awareness Program presented it, and provided us with a wonderful lunch. Jenny and Stacey of KICK Strategy, LLC, spoke on marketing
and public relations for the arts community. It was great and they covered the
traditional marketing tools and techniques, as well as utilizing social media
and technology. Then it was to the Tannery to put the finishing touches on the
two paintings I did this week-end in the Atlanta Gardens.
I haven't been to the Tannery for a week now. I've had all these other appointments. Tomorrow, maybe I can get going on another piece. I'm looking forward to it.
I painted again today, this time I painted around the pond area. These gardens are so incredible. After painting, the artists and other volunteers were invited to one of the garden owner’s home.
The food was extraordinary and the entertainment was astonishing. He is a professional magician! He did a few magic tricks and amazed
everyone. This man was pure
entertainment, you just wouldn’t believe it. You definitely wouldn’t believe
your eyes. I had a wonderful day,
it was all fun. Oh, I also finished another painting!
The garden on Sentinel Post RD. in Atlanta was so beautiful. The homeowners were so good to share this gorgeous garden and pool. I met the nicest people working with the tour, and the homeowner was so welcoming. I completed a painted on site, and sketched out a ink and pen. I just loved it. My good friend Rosemary painted at the same site. Tomorrow, I will be returning to the same garden, because another artist cancelled.
I'll be painting in the gardens with the Atlanta Garden Tour 2011 this Sat and Sun. I'll be at Sentinel Post Rd, on Sat and Heards Ferry Rd on Sunday. It should be fun. This is a Fund Raiser for Southwest Christian Hospice Care Center! And, it's going to be HOT!
I went back today to see the show ‘WOW Factor’. The Tannery is
closed on Sunday, so I got to take it all in. It's a very creative show. There is
abstract and non-objective pieces and beautiful jewelry. I think she sold the
piece I wanted. I'm going up to get my pen and ink stuff together, and find that
chair I need.
Tonight was the reception for the 'WOW factor' show at TRAC. A
storm came up, lighting hit, and no power. The field next to the Tannery also
caught fire from the lighting strike. This all happened at the very beginning
of the reception. I hated it for our three artists who worked so hard on their
show. The food was wonderful, and I did enjoy myself.
I did get some more done on the still life and I think it is finally finished. I'll take one
more look at it on Tuesday.
I walking into my studio today and looked at the large still life on my easel.
Something just was not right. I asked three other artists to critque it. I was able to fix it and it's looking good now. I'm very pleased! And I’m very thankful for the other artists at the Tannery.
I also start the basic sketch on my next painting. It’s my son, playing the guitar; it’s not from the photos I posted yesterday. This will be a full figure view, small watercolor.
Which one to paint?? I looked and looked at the photos yesterday,
and I'm not ecstatic with any of them. So, I'll be sketching today. I have got
to get motivated. There are two photos I thought about doing small and which one turns out the best, do a larger one of it. Here they are? Will it be a subject matter that people will want to look at and study???
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.