Wednesday, October 01, 2008

No Picture This Week

As usual, I went to the library on Monday to paint, and I did so, copying one of Alissa's photos. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the light effect I wanted, and I ended up layering so much white on the picture in an effort to cover the blue underneath that it became too thick and blotchy. I have decided, on the advice of a painting friend, to try lightly sanding the area and repainting it. I haven't done this before, so we'll see how it works.

Meanwhile, the local gallery has accepted my paintings for display and sale. Yay! However, I have to make out some sort of detailed invoice, and I have no idea how to do that. My computer doesn't have a program for generating invoices, so I will have to figure this out. I am excited, though, to have a chance to put my pictures on public display. Alissa's photos were also accepted, so both of us will have the opportunity to sell something. Of course, now I have to decide which paintings I am willing to part with. I have no trouble giving my paintings to family and friends, but selling to strangers where I won't see them again? I didn't think I would be emotionally attached to my work, but I guess to some extent, I am, after all. At any rate, I will have to part with some, as I am running out of room at home to display and store them, and I have given so many to family and friends that they don't have room for them, either! I guess this is just another of sign that life is good!

Hopefully, I will be able to fix the painting and post it next week....


Judy said...

Oh, Nancy, how exciting to be able to display and sell your work. That is just wonderful. I am so happy for you. You are a good artist and deserve the recognition!
Your award looks nice. Several of us have decided these were the last awards we were accepting since we are spending all our time giving out awards and not blogging. Hope you get your painting fixed so we can see it.
Good luck at the gallery.

Sweetie said...

I stopped over from the Other Side of the Hill. I have a friend that paints and keeps me informed of the art shows, etc. in our county. We have no galleries in our area. The local artists display their paintings at the local bank. Your painting of the road almost looks 3-D. Beautiful!

Susie said...

Hi Nancy,
You must be thrilled about being able to sell you work.
If you don't have Microsoft Word or Office then just google invoice and see if you can find a free template for your billing invoice.
Good luck!

Natalie said...

Hey, wait a minute--I do not own any of your paintings... I have one from grandma and a couple from dad, I even have a fancy picture from Alissa that's been matted and framed. Hmmm, I think this is something that needs to be remedied! :)