"Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!" Lucy to Linus, (Peanuts)

FineArtViews Painting Competition - Twice in the Fav 15%

http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/badge/13203 three times selected for FAV15%, Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition

Friday, August 14, 2009

Originals Only Exhibit

Last weekend's Originals Only show went off pretty well in spite of having to batten down hatches to fight the wind which threatened to take off with canopies and art work a few times. The first day was also overcast and very cool but it didn't keep people away. I truly appreciate all those who took the time to stop by my tent and really look at the work with insight and kind compliments. There were only a couple of "buyers" but my cards and brochures all went by the end of the two days and I have already heard from a few people who are interested in portraits and/or classes. For artists making these contacts is the important part of such venues as outdoor shows. I have known people to contact me quite some time after an event (even years after!) to buy a piece they kept thinking about or to commission a portrait. It is tougher in this downturned economy to make the decision to put money down for something that has no real use except to enrich one's life by having it around to look at! Thanks so much to all those who do.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Originals Only show this weekend

This coming weekend is the Originals Only show at the Comox Marina. Over 50 artists from Vancouver Island participate each August in this show and attracts a large audience for the two day event. All works are "original only" paintings, drawings, and sculpture. No prints or craft
items, although small art cards are permitted. I will be in booth 39, (near the food booth!) so
hope to see you there if you are able to attend. The weather is promising to be fair and mild with
less heat than we've seen this past couple of weeks. Please come out and support the artist community! For more info go to http://www.originalsonly.ca