I decided to take a break and paint a picture of something I would like to do very soon.
I just returned from a busy weekend art show in Fairhope, Alabama. My husband was not able to go with me so my good friend, Lynn, was kind enough to go and be my unpaid helper. I have a fairly new tent that is still a struggle for me to put up. (not because of the tent, because of me) I spoke last year of an artist, Robert Jones, who was set up next to me at this show that had a lot of laughs at my friends and me fumbling to put the brand new tent together. Well....this year I pull up to my spot and who is there setting up next to my spot but BOB. The pressure is on for Lynn and me to look like we know what we are doing. We started moving and grooving putting the tent up and I was feeling very proud. Until....it was time to put the top and sides on. I left them in my garage four hours away. I thought several curse words and said a few out loud. This was a three day show so I had to have protection for my work. Long story a little shorter, a couple of guys from Wisconsin had an extra roof and a tarp that I stretched around the sides. Artists helping artists! It all ended up fine because the weather was great. Thanks to my friend Lynn, fellow artists, nice folks stopping by to chat or buy my work, made for a great weekend. And Bob.
This is painted on a 12 x 12" gallery wrap canvas.
Love this! Makes me long for summer.ReplyDelete
So enjoyed meeting you in Fairhope! I loved seeing your work in person. What a wonderful show!ReplyDelete
I love where you placed the figure near the top in this piece Carol, she looks to be having fun!ReplyDelete
Glad you got your tent issues worked out at your show. You are right, artists can be so very generous!!
J'aime les nuances de couleurs qui jouent dans l'eau ainsi que l'atmosphère paisible de cette peinture...ReplyDelete
Je suis heureuse que vous ayez pu passer un bon moment en exposition.
gros bisous à vous.
My favorite part is the light on the inner tube! I just love those strokes. The sunlight on her body is great too. Love your story about the tent. Funny!ReplyDelete
Once again, your water is just simply gorgeous! I had to laugh at your tent fiasco. So something I would do. The curse words would have helped me vent too. LOLReplyDelete
Sounds like it turned into a great time anyway! I like the casual, not a care in the world feeling this painting has. How I wish I could clear my mind enough to feel like that again...ReplyDelete
Aw, the memories of these shows I used to do! Hope you had a great one.ReplyDelete
Love the water in this!ReplyDelete
Ha ha ha, I can just picture the scene, so funny!! Your painting is awesome , I love how intent the girl is , very well captured!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Carol! Love this composition and your color! You really capture the feeling in the title. It's timeless. Also love the previous Watercolor Beach scenes . . . you can feel the sun and wind.ReplyDelete
Lovely painting and the colors are extra special.ReplyDelete
Love all the colours in the water and the solid blue inner tube.ReplyDelete
Funny story about the tent! I bet you can laugh about it now!
Very beautiful, Carol.ReplyDelete
very nice Carol...ahh to be like that again.ReplyDelete
She's a beauty in this sunlit tube. Love the color, brushwork and the story :)ReplyDelete
Love this Carol. Very loose and expressive and believeable and Good luck with your move!ReplyDelete