|My dining room: the morning after|
|"Dining Alfresco" -- off to a new home|
The artwork was doing a lot of calling. 17 pieces earned red dots last night ... added to two more purchased last week -- that were still on display in the house. I was able to take Randy out to lunch today.
|Randy: Right after the party|
|Walt and Maria with their painting: "Lunch in the Courtyard Café|
That's enough about the art-buying stuff (although I'll list the ones moving away at the end of this post). The best part of last night was the people who came. (Though I really missed some of you who've come before but couldn't make it this time.) They are such great supporters that they make my "work" -- that's already ridiculously thrilling to do -- 100 times more rewarding. I'm so glad that they are a part of my life!
I used to feel guilty about not being able to spend much time talking to each guest. It isn't possible. What I've found is that this is an experience different than any other art event and that the fun of the event is about looking all around however each guest chooses. It's a self-guided tour with a few instructions given by my mom and dad.
|View of my studio: looking better than ever!!!!|
As it is, even with a six hour window (3 to 9pm), the four of us are moving every minute, working our tushies off (well, actually, mine's still there), to keep a record 88 guests super happy. In the end, sort of a miracle, only one "goody" bag -- treats given to each guest when they left -- remained. How'd that happen?
|"Quick Hen" -- 6"x 6", under new ownership. Painted on Laura's farm this Spring.|
If I ever want to get pictures of the party in full swing, a photographer will have to be hired. Most of the photos I have are taken after the fact... minus the people, minus some paintings ... and minus lots of the glow our home (and the art) takes on at night. I'll try to take more ... and post them here of the almost-the-same parts of the house -- at night -- some day soon.
- "Head Scarf & Red Skirt"
- "Murano Cat"
- "Buckingham Palace Fountain"
- "Over the Shoulder"
- "Dining Alfresco"
- "He Started It!"
- "Town Center Fountain"
- "Quick Hen"
- "Lemon Yellow"
- "Hudson River Morn, Jr."
- "On the Waterfront"
- "Purple Mountain Majesty"
- "Here's Looking at You, Kid"
- "Pool Room"
- "Lunch in the Courtyard Café"
|"Town Center Fountain" -- many guests wanted to go home with this one. One did.|
18. "Bringing Home the Tree"
19. "Ride 'Em Cowgirl"
It's been a heck of a week. Thank you to all of you collecting my work. Wow!
|"He Started It!," 12"h x 9"w, sold|
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Events and Exhibits
Holiday Art Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, December 8 & 9, 10am - 5pm, Village Green Day School, 790 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. 23 Great Falls Studios artists participating (including me).
|"Pool Room," 6"h x 8"w was one of the paintings that went home with a new collector.|