Sunday, September 16, 2012

Help ... Helps

New Owner for "Classical Painting Atelier," oil, 24"h x 18"
Due to economics, almost all artists working to make a living ... are heavy-duty into the do-it-yourself mode. They make the art, wash the brushes, order supplies, market themselves, frame the product, display it, package, ship, keep inventory, handle sales, blog, manage their own web sites, etc.

Lucky are those of us with spouses or significant others able and willing to assist. (I'm one of those. Thanks, Randy!)

Today, while I painted on a commissioned portrait -- Jamie, the intern I talked about last post, worked on my web site's "100 Faces in 100 Days" collection about my 2011 project. She added excerpts from last year's blog posts to Face #3 to Face #12. Jamie will work her way through Face #100, making the site a nice way to follow the project from beginning to end. It was fun for me to reread. (Might be for you, too.) Go to: Click on Works and then scroll down to my 100 Faces in 100 Days Project.
It was pretty exciting to know my web site is improving while I am painting. Thanks, Jamie!

The Photography Show: Fun Reception Yesterday
Terri Parent, one of my studiomates, curated a show of photography created by Great Falls Studios member this month and the opening reception/awards announcement was yesterday, September 15. Twelve photographers participated, and the Artists' Atelier was full of visitors -- new faces, regulars, fellow artists.

Annie Griffiths, an award-winning National Geographic photographer selected Val Mahon's piece for Best in Show and Robin Kent's for second place. The show continues through September 29.

Growing Collection
"Classical Painting Atelier" is going to a new home ... as soon as its new home is ready. Lately, wall painting has been preceding putting paintings on the wall. If my count is right, "Classical Painting Atelier" marks the fifth painting of mine heading to the same address.

100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Phone: 703.403.7435

Events and Exhibits
September 8-30, Visiting Artist Program Exhibit, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA. "Rainy Morning Breakfast" and "Dining Alfresco" are on view.

Sunday, October 14, MPA Artfest Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, McLean Central Park, McLean, VA
Saturday and Sunday, October 20&21, Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, 10am-5pm, visit artists in their studios throughout Great Falls on a self-guided tour. I’ll be at the Artists’ Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA 22066

More October and November events are listed on my web site:

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