Friday, May 3, 2013

Paintings at Greenberry's Coffee and Tea

"Two Kittens" through the window of Greenberry's Coffee & Tea
This morning, Randy and I hung six paintings at Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, a ridiculously popular gathering spot in McLean, VA. Loads of alternates for those six hanging spots were loaded into the car yesterday -- and I left some of the decisions (choosing what went up) on the shoulders of one of the coffeehouse owners, Adrianne Pedlikin -- who also happens to to be a friend.

Only two paintings are in obvious spots -- in the main area of the coffeehouse with the remaining four in the back hallway. So, if you go to see the exhibit, I hope you drink enough coffee or tea to require a restroom. Some of my favorite pieces are back there (including "Primary Colors" -- a painting done plein air at the McLean Central Park).

While we were hanging the paintings, a table of women were deeply interested -- all attempt to be painters (their language, not mine) and know a former studiomate. They were inspecting and discussing every part -- suggesting I move to the side so they could get a better look at the work still to be hung.

"Traffic Patterns" keeps the coffee drinkers company
My favorite places to hang artwork are those spots where people can really enjoy them. Top spot for that is in their homes. A strong second place goes to those regular spots they love to be. Greenberry's fills that bill.

I didn't get outside today.

The six paintings on view there: "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Spanish Steps," "Primary Colors," "Second & Pine Streets," (Philadelphia) and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Considering that it's only a six-painting show ... it's a heck of a show.  I'll be painting at Greenberry's. Maybe a week from today will be my first "attempt" there. Check back here for  schedule.

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"Primary Colors," a plein air painting of McLean Central Park in on view at Greenberry's
Women Painters of the Southeast Juried Members Exhibit and Sale
Imagine Gallery, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064
"Sunflowers in the Studio II" juried into the exhibit that runs April 19 to May 20.

"New Works" Exhibit: the Artists' Atelier Gallery, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm through May 31. On view in the gallery: "Ballerinas I," "Ballerinas II" and "Red Pillow." 

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