Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sage Gallery--up and running

top left painting
Pardon the confusion, but I took these photos while the paintings were on the floor as I was arranging them for hanging at the gallery.  It was a busy day, bringing them there, hanging them, running to Newburyport to enter a couple of paintings for the Holiday Show there--Newburyport Art Association, until January 2nd.  Then I had to run to my dentist and tomorrow I'll be visiting a specialist about an old root canal that is acting up.  I did work on a spreadsheet for inventorying my artwork and will be inserting some data today to see how it will work.  As easy as Picasa is, I manage to goof it up.  I had to edit these photos in Photoshop's Elements for some reason.  Photos are my nemesis.   

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Entering the Sage Gallery in Haverhill MA

I have a lot to do today to pack up and deliver 8 paintings to this new gallery in downtown Haverhill (136 Washington Street, just under the railroad underpass, parking in the back in a large public lot).  It opened last week and has demos scheduled with very good artists--the first of which was Judy Pumfrey last Wednesday.  You may enjoy watching an accomplished artist paint and talk about painting.  See the website for details.
The opening reception will be this Friday, the 18th.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mural Pictures

There is a before photo here as well as a few photos of after--to show the finished painting of the walls.  There is a dog fence that has a very hard commercial finish to it, which could have been prepped and primed and painted to disappear, but we decided to do a snow fence and tie the fence in with the design instead. 

The main entryway is below and these stairs lead to the family room.  The mural is on this stairway from the front entrance to the family room.  The rather simple fade design faces the entry door before ascending the stairs.  There is a birdhouse on the snow fence with a chickadee on it as well as one in flight.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mural Completed Tuesday

I couldn't work on Monday because on Sunday I was dizzy all day and was reluctant to work on ladders on Monday--probably an oncoming cold.  Tuesday I worked until it was finished, around 3 p.m.  I didn't bring my camera so will have to post the finished photos later on this week.  Because painting the swinging gate that is attached to the wall wasn't going to work out well without a lot of surface preparation, I decided to work it into the design by painting a snow fence behind it which somehow helped the gate to blend into the painting better.  Customer wanted Chicadees so I included a bird house and two Chicadees.  The customer also likes red and pink flowers so I included these as well to tie in with her red chair in the adjoining room.  The simpler tree design at the entry was done to blend the entry area with the stairway area mural. 

The overall effect of the mural opens up the living area in a cheerful way and expands the feeling of space.