Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Muse-ings


I have been fortunate enough to be able to go and paint at the library for the last several weeks. This watercolor is last week's effort, and the first watercolor I have done in some time. I tried very hard to make my watercolor look like one instead of having it look as if it were painted with acrylics as my watercolors are wont to do. I do like the way this one turned out. Unlike most of my acrylics, this painting actually looks better in real life than it comes across on the computer. At any rate, I am pleased with it. I do get pleasure from painting. It's very relaxing. Of course, I am amassing a large collection of paintings that are unframed and that I have nothing to do with. However, there is a meeting of the local arts council this week, and they are going to discuss ways to get the work of local artists on display. There is a gallery in our small convention center, but it is rarely open, and works are not rotated in and out much. They have promised to find a way to keep it open more often. I suspect that it will be a co-op effort with the artists that display taking turns manning the gallery. I wouldn't mind taking a day every few weeks and doing that, at least until I see if people actually will buy the art. I guess it will depend on how many people are willing to participate. I think one day every two weeks is often enough to work, and once a month is even better, but we'll see. They may just keep the gallery open on the days that people are willing to work. Of course, I imagine my better half won't be too happy to see me go off and do this, as he seems to like having me around ALL the time. You'd think he'd want to get rid of me once in a while, but this is not the case. It's nice to be loved, isn't it? Life is good..

5 comments:

alissasanderson said...

Well, *I* would sure want to get rid of you every once in awhile :-)

Haha--kidding, kidding...

I think that sounds like a great plan. It would be neat to work in an art gallery, I think. Would there be advertising or something to let folks know that it's there?

Natalie said...

That's a very nice painting. I like the boats on the water, it reminds me of one of Grandma's paintings that I have that is a watercolor of boats on the water. :)

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Nancy, I found your blog via JUDY. I love your painting. that certainly is a good hobby! I used to "dabble" a little in the painting world, but haven't in a while. Now I am in to knitting socks!
I know what you mean about your husband wanting you around ALL the time. I have one just the same. I think mine has gone back to his childhood and he thinks I am his Mother.

Judy said...

Hi Nancy, I think you would love working in an art gallery once in a while. My son is an artist and majored in art in college but he does mostly abstracts. His work has been on display in one of the galleries in Lexington and once in the Govenor's Mansion several years ago. I love the painting. Personally, I would rather have something I could tell what it is than an abstract although I do have some of his work. I see Clara found you!

Susie said...

Hi Nancy,
This is lovely :) I would think it would be fun to do some part time work at the gallery.
Bill is pretty much the same as Terry about wanting us to be around each other the majority of the time.
As you say, it's wonderful to be loved..