Friday, November 10, 2006

ART SHOW

My Paintings are actually hanging and they look great... They seem to compliment the surroundings and color palette of Gathering Ground's decor perfectly. We had a small but lively reception last Sunday with the little ones providing quite the floor show. My good mate Raj from Clemson and his handsome family showed up to share in the festivities as well. It was great... And, actually, I have had a few people express a little interest in buying a couple of pieces. We'll see what happens.

This has been sort of a strange experience for me actually--mainly because I don't paint on canvas usually. I am used to my work looking back at me from the computer screen. It's funny how I invest so much energy in trying to make digital images look like wet media--when I could just use the paints and canvas and all that mess and go for the real thing. Why don't I? Well, firstly because paints and materials can be expensive and messy and especially costly if you are prone to making mistakes as I am. Also, since most of what I do is for print and the web, it's WAAAAY easier to manipulate digital media and images as opposed to taking a large canvas, photographing it and then having to color correct it.

Still, I do enjoy painting on canvas when I can. It's hard work but well worth it! I hope y'all will toddle on down to the Kirkwood community to visit the kind folks at Gathering Grounds and check out the art as you sip a Latte...

2 comments:

hyacinth said...

You work looks amazing! Our house is (I hestitate to even say it out loud) under contract again -- we've got our eyes on one of your paintings if the damned thing will close...

AUNT MARG said...

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. THIS IS A BIG STEP AND YOU WILL LOOK BACK ON IT FONDLY---LONG AFTER YOU HAVE MADE IT "BIG" AS AN ARTIST. DON'T
FORGET, JAMES, THESE ARE THE GOOD
OLD DAYS. EACH MOMENT WE ARE IN ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS --AS--IN A FLASH--THEY ARE ONLY MEMORIES. NEVER FEAR THOUGH...LIFE IS FULL OF MEMORIES AND SO THE PASSAGE OF TIME IS, IN AN ODD WAY, A VERY GOOD THING.I KNOW YOUR SHOW WILL BE A HUGE SUCCESS....THERE WILL BE TIMES OF FAILURE,JAMES,BUT IF WE DON'T TRY WE JUST LIE STAGNATE AND SKEETERS USE US LIKE A NURSERY. SO UNDERSTAND --FAILURE IS GOOD IN ITS OWN WAY....WE LEARN MORE FROM FAULURE THAN SUCCESS--AS WE ARE FORCED TO RETHINK--AND NOT GET COMPLACENT ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO. SELL--SELL--SELL.
YES SIR, I AM VERY PROUD.