Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Mounted and displayed it at my annual open house.
Is it art?
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Wintery Thanks from Evelyn!
Friday, December 13, 2013
The display racks have been folded up, painting tables are back in place, and I’m ready for my day in the studio. There’s a painting on the easel waiting to be finished and a lesson in progress for the class who comes tonight. The roads are icy so it’s a good day to be home in my cozy studio and I hope by tonight the driving will be alright.
Another Open Studio weekend has come and gone. It is always just the most enjoyable and rewarding time. Old friends, people I see only once a year at this event, and others that I keep in touch with but see infrequently. When I say that that is what this event is all about, I truly mean it. By Sunday evening I am so encouraged and infused with a sense of well-being from all of the wonderful energy that each of you bring into my studio. As I told one exuberant friend who lavishes me with extravagant compliments “I believe every word you say”! Well, I love it, but don’t we all know that the next day at work is a new beginning, and today I’ll be right back hoping to bring something of merit to this piece of paper. Of course, we bring all of our accumulated knowledge and experience as well, and yet – every painting, every short story, every novel or invention, every day at the office offers new opportunities along with new challenges. It’s good to be able to trust that there is hope that we’ll be able to do something worthwhile.
So I thank you all for your enthusiasm and kind words about my paintings. It means so much. And knowing some of them are now hanging in your homes is really a thrill for me.
One very great bit of news: as you know, each year at this Open Studio, I offer a 15% savings to everyone who buys an original painting if they bring a donation to the Food Bank. Each year we have collected a substantial number of bags of good quality food. This year, along with the food, we also took a cash donation of $200.00 thanks to your generosity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Wishing you a good day wherever you are, and whatever you will be doing.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Annual Open Studio
December 7, 10 - 6
December 8, 1 -6
(we've decided to stay open later so you'll have lots of time!)
contact me for details and directions
contact me for details and directions
It was a surprise to wake up this morning to snow on the ground! It does put one "in the mood" for the season, though. I'll be thinking of you as I prepare for my annual December Open Studio; it's always such a treat for me to have you come to the studio.
As always, there are special surprises for those who bring food for the food bank, and that lucky one who has their name picked to win a giclee print. I want this weekend to be a celebration of enjoying good company, anticipating the holidays and perhaps taking home a piece of art which will enhance your home for years to come.
My warmest wishes,
Featuring a full size limited edition signed giclee print of this painting
described as "a show-stopper" in the exhibition "The Mountain Rises"
(there are 2"Artist's Proof" prints still available)
Snow Falling on Katahdin
This image is a very special one for me. It's a "memory painting"; as I describe paintings that I do in the studio from memories of places that are dear to me.
This painting is included in David Little's beautiful book "Art of Katahdin" and was exhibited in the University of New England's show "The Mountain Rises".
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order a print in plenty of time for Christmas.
Helping our Neighbors
Everyone who brings a donation of non-perishable items for the Food Bank will be given a certificate for a percentage off of any purchase of an original painting, or Giclée print. We've offered this every year, and the generous response has resulted a large number of boxes of food. So do remember your donation, and find a special gift for yourself as well.