CRESCENT BEACH HERE I COME! Art at Home was a HUGE success! And I reached my goal...
I sold enough art to pay for a week in my sanctuary....and am well on my way to a month (at off season
prices...my favorite time of year!). Thank you to all who helped make Art At Home a success...
|This is my favorite piece...30x40 heron. Sorry,|
it's sold. (Thank you, Tracy!)
If you are followers of Rhonda (Shellbelle's Tiki Hut) and Tracy (Ms Bake-it), you have probably seen some of these photos of Art at Home. And for those who have no idea what I am talking about....Art at Home is a bi-annual art show in my home (for now). It's my way of sharing, not only my art, but other artists' work. There is no cost to any participating artist. All I ask is that they bring in visitors (and maybe a tasty treat) to see what we have done. My goal is to build this venue to be so big, that we have to find a new location to hold it. It's a wonderful way for a new artist to get his/her feet wet...to see what reactions their work may receive.
I do wish that each and everyone of you could have been with us...we had so much fun! Many new faces and many old friends came in for a chat and to look at our offerings. And of course, for Rhonda (Shellbelles Tiki Hut) and me, the icing on the proverbial cake was spending time with our blog friends, Becky (Beachsnaps) and Tracy (Ms Bake-It)... and Tracy's sweet daughter-in-law and grandbaby. I am still amazed when anyone wants to buy my paintings...and I know Rhonda feels the same way about her driftshell frames and hearts. I wish you could have seen the look on Rhonda's face when she realized how many of her items had sold...it was PRICELESS! And let me tell you....the photos do not do her work justice. Keep your eyes open for her ETSY store. It will be worth the visit!
As requested....Here are a few photos from the show...These are the glass/mirrored shelves in the sitting room. Every inch of space was covered...paintings, frames, vases and quilted items covered three rooms in my home...
|Coconuts, gecko, coral with creatures and Catherine's purple flowers (my DIL)|
This is one of my favorites...from the day Catherine began painting it... Catherine's blog is Sounds of Sight.
|This is Catherine's Pelican...notice his unusual feathers and beak. I LOVE his face!|
|Another of Catherine's offerings... the dripping paints are so interesting...|
This is one of Rhonda's frames...I love the 3 dimensions...and the beautiful shells...Some of her creations had crushed shells in the mortar...very different and interesting. It reminded me of tabby...
Rhonda's hearts are absolutely incredible. They are intricate puzzles...and truly works of art. My photo does not do it justice!
The following paintings are mine....this sea turtle is very colorful. He took HOURS to get all the layers of color and detail...and I love him!
|Sea Urchin...Turquoise background...white and blue violet markings.|
|These three fish remind me of the school of fish that brushed against my legs at Sand Key.|
|Bucket of Florida Sunshine|
|These little tropical frogs were the first painting to sell....but more can be|
painted if there is interest.
|My shy bunny is hiding in the bushes. This is a canvas on a canvas.|
A palate knife was used to create the brick wall. There is a lot of detail in the flowers.
The photo does not do it justice... Can you see the smaller canvas?
I hope you enjoyed the samples of our show... Many of these items are still available...Let me know if you have interest in anything shown. The sizes vary from 8x10 to 30x24.
And start planning...our Fall show will be sometime in October or early November...
ps I'll see you after the wedding....it's next Friday!!!