I'm so happy with the turnout of friends for my Artist Reception and official opening of my art exhibit at The Prizery! Feedback was wonderful and we all had such a great time! Truly a highlight of my career as an artist! Here are some pics for you to enjoy! If you were unable to attend, you can view the art gallery anytime between now and 12/18 - just ask to see it at the front desk and they will gladly take you downstairs and open it all up! There are many events at the Prizery in this time frame and the art gallery will always be open and available during the shows!
Just finished this piece of the Prizery and have one more nearly complete with my "old style" of painting! We went to the Prizery at night before a performance, hoping to capture a crowd of people lined up. The cars park very close to the building - had this many folks come, I would not have been able to get in between, around or on top of the cars to take it. So I opted to take it before the crowds and find some photos on the internet of crowds at night. Not sure if I pulled it off or not - the folks to the right of the painting are a little too small - but I do like how it turned out! My other painting I'm working on is one more of the Harvest Festival in South Boston with one of their many fabulous old buildings.
My Schmincke paints arrived from Cheap Joes, and I have my roll of Archers hot press 140 lb ready to go and begin painting Susan's techniques. I'm very excited and look forward to her critique of whichever one I choose - and I'm sure I'll send many more to her at just $40/pop until I have a complete grasp of this new style. Will be worth every penny!!
I'll have 13 paintings ready for the show as soon as I finish this last one. I'm aiming for 50 as that what current artist has on display - though many of mine are larger than hers, I can get by with a little less. More importantly the stress of pushing to crank out work is gone and now I can focus on quality. With 8 months to go, if I can get 3 done a month, I'll be just fine. I'll continue to paint for The Galleria on the Lake, too - and I will always fall back on my old ways to create funky, wild backgrounds - or buildings/crowds...though in my heart I know if I take the time to do Susan's style, I will be a much better artist!
Here's the Prizery!
I'm so excited! I've been asked to do another solo art show. This time at The Prizery in South Boston - just 25 miles from Clarksville! It won't be until Nov/Dec of 2015, but this gives me plenty of time to spend some quality time creating new artwork. The town is having their Harvest Festival this weekend, so I will begin with photos and paintings of it! And I have a whole bunch of photos I've saved this last year of flowers that I want to paint. I have a couple of new books I've recently purchased teaching some new techniques that I can apply as well. I love watercolors - always so many opportunities to learn and grow!
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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