Yesterday morning I hung EIGHT pieces of my art at the Town Square Library downtown. Four watercolors and four pieces of fiber art. "Swirls" is enjoying her own show in the computer Lab room playing to a huge audience; "Life's Crazy Pieces" is hanging alone near the copy machine; "Black and White Frayed Roses" got voted in as best to hang at the front check-out desk; "11A Town Square and 22A Town square share a wall near the drinking fountain; "Henry's back yard", "Desert Cactus and Snake" and "Balancing Act" all share a brightly lit wall across from the bathrooms. I have a feeling they will be the ones to be seen most often! ;-) I cannot tell you how warmly my art and I were received there by everyone who saw it. Joan, who helped me hang it was effusive in her acceptance of it all. Turned out we both have cats named Henry! Hers is Henry David Thoreau! The art will stay there for a couple of MONTHS!!!! Needless to say I am feeling mighty proud today! Thank you Town Square Library and Vacaville Art League for allowing me this honor!
You might want to click and double click on collage photo to see them close up!
btw 22,000 people come through these doors a month! Now that is what I call an audience!Earlier this week I took one of my usual noontime strolls with my camera and snapped this picture of four teenage girls walking in front of me. I was taken by their similarities to each other: all had long hair, all carried a LARGE purse, bag, or backpack, I just liked the look of them together and thought it would make a good painting subject. So I went home and drew it out first in pencil and then copied over that in black fine point micro pen.
Then I high lighted some of it in black dry erase pen. The next day I started adding some watercolor paint and finally I finished it!
Next will be another painting from a photo of three teenage boys, also
walking in front of me on a different day!
DH and I did go to Davis last night and took in several artists shows of wonderful art, including that of Hannah Hunter, Christopher Beers and Jane Burnside, and Jan Foss (watercolors). I might take Jan's watercolor class on Sunday! I'll share photos of this on another post.
After art we enjoyed a delicious dinner sitting outside on the patio; and then proceeded to their town square to listen to good live music outdoors as well. It was a warm pleasant evening.
I have another big busy fun filled, art filled day ahead of me today finishing up with babysitting this evening my two delightful grandchildren!
Life is GOOD!
Enjoy yours too! Be sure to share your weekend with me please!