And a good time was had by all!
Here I am at the artist's reception for City Hall's "Why Abstract?" exhibit!
I'm standing in front of my 3 paintings that are part of the exhibit -
Do I look a little happy? Okay. I admit. I was
excited thrilled downright giddy!
I was cool as a cucumber on the outside of course... but on the inside I was like
HEY YOU GUYS!!! THIS IS MY STUFF RIGHT HERE ON THE WALL!!!
Here's a better view of all 3 paintings without me grinning and drooling :)
It was awesome to see my own paintings up on the wall in gallery style.
The reception was well attended - it showcased some really lovely art,
and I met some great fellow artists, city employees, and promotion contacts.
Below are the write-ups regarding each individual painting:
Rainbow Wave has forever been dubbed by my family as "the painting you ruined".
True - it started out bright and colorful, but extremely simple and peaceful.
The original version is a best seller at Zagg - my kids take great pleasure in that!
Many Stripes is probably my favorite painting, as stated above.
It's also very photogenic - close ups of all it's layers are very popular.
It's the painting that got me hooked on using a spatula, which I love.
Cool Blues is a really soothing painting and it also includes a lot of texture.
Watery and refreshing, it makes me want to float in cool ocean waves.
The city arts and events director loved this one so much... he *bought* it!
How awesome is that!? Thank you Jeff!! :)
So as stated at the very top... a good time was had by all!
For those of you who are local, you can stop by City Hall any time
and see the "Why Abstract" exhibit as you walk the first floor halls.
And please let me know if you go! I'd love to hear what you thought.
Just one more thing: thanks so much to my family and friends
for all their love and support and encouragement.