"Friends of the Library" (Houston County) decided to go with the set of four minis. The Courthouse, the Lime Kiln, Caboose and the Danville Grainery. They will pick up the forty I have and I will add three more of each for their inventory. The price will be $8. for the magnetic mini and if you would like a mini easel it will be $2 more for a total of $10. All profits go to the " Friends of the Library" to support the Houston County Library.
I finished the Danville Grainery Minis today and then painted the edges on the 40 Minis I've done for the "Friends of the Library" Project. Before I left the studio today I painted 10 more 3" x 3" mini skies. What am I going to paint next on those mini canvases? I'm not sure. I know I need to finish them by Sunday night. I have thought of three areas that might be good. First, as you come into the town of Erin on 49 there is a lovely church that sits at the top of the hill right on the road and with trees on each side of the road. My second choice is the two lime kilns that sit side by side on 49 across from Hanks. The third choice would be the spring that flows right out of the side of the bluff on Bateman Branch Rd. At this point, the easiest is the kilns but I've already painted one kiln. I'll head out tomorrow to get some photos and then I'll decide.
I painted on these little minis today, the fourth set of the "Friends of the Library Project". I hope to finish tomorrow but I have mixed feeling on the way they are looking. I'm not sure the water in the foreground is going to help get these guys aesthetically or not, let's hope so. The Danville grainery is an odd site to see sitting in the middle of the river but I think an interesting one. Only the top of the Grainery can be seen with the stories below water. Maybe the details can liven up my mini paintings.
The Friends of the Library asked me to do 50 mini canvases for a fundraiser, I was going to do 5 sets of 10. To tell the truth, I'm running out of interesting places that fit on a mini 3" x 3" canvas, not to mention, I'm running out of time too. I have to have these little guys finished by Sept. 1. Tomorrow I start another set of 10, I've already painted in the skies to save time. I had fun painting them today.
I decided on the 3rd set of minis for the "Friends of the Library Project". It will be the caboose in the park, Erin was a railroad town years ago. I thought that the caboose would be a great symbol for Erin and people might enjoy the little painting. We will see. I need to get these finished this week and that includes the 4th set. I'm thinking the 4th set should be the Grainery at Danville. All I got in today was the drawing and the background.
These walls were empty after taking 14 pieces to Bongo East Wednesday in East Nashville. I still had a few pieces still packed from the Custom House Museum Show so I used those to fill the spaces on my studio walls. I swept the floor, cleaned the tables and put all the carrying devices back in there places. I came home for lunch and somehow I just didn't get back to the studio today. I know tomorrow is Saturday but I think it's going to be studioday for me. I did get a lot done this week, it was a good week. This week's highlights below.
We installed 14 pieces of my artwork last night at BONGO EAST. My work will be there until Oct. 8th. It's a really neat place in a very artz area, East Nashville. The address is , at 5 points - -open until 6:00pm. Great coffee, odd bagels combinations and sweets . If you get a chance, please stop by. It's so good of them to display local artist's work.
My artwork will be on display at Bongo East Aug 21 - Oct. 8. I spent most of the day printing my labels / bio / Title blocks and now they are ready. I will pack up the paintings tomorrow and we will setting up around 6 pm tomorrow. Busy day ahead of me tomorrow.
I accomplished so much today at the studio. I worked on both projects, the mini canvases and the mask. I made the hair for the courage unmasked project (photo below). While the first batch was drying I put the finishing touches on the Mini Houston County Courthouse paintings (photo below). The courthouse minis are finished now. After lunch, I went back and did the 2nd batch of hair. I had a few minutes and still had paint on the palette so I put in the skies for the next 10 mini paintings. Twenty down and 30 to go. Also, my daughter in law painted with me today in the studio, I always enjoy having her in the studio.
We had a good time Sat. at the Tips for Plein Air Workshop. We had mostly watercolorist to show up. We talked about what to pack, how to pack, how to dress and how to pack your paints when flying, and everything in between. It was a cloudy day so we discussed shadows but we didn't see any. I want to thank all those who participated in the workshop, I enjoyed it.
Clarksville will be hosting their first Plein Air Paint Out - Oct 10th & 11th. First Prize is $500. All you plein air painters, be sure to come and tell your friends. There will be a show and art sale Oct 11th. It's called 2Rivers Paint Out and the prospectus is on line at the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council Web site
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.