Archive for July, 2012

Art is more than the paintings

July 29, 2012

“Bovine Point of View” will be hanging in the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, AL come this Friday. The paintings are ready, I am ready and hopefully Fairhope is ready. However, this experience is about more than the paintings to me.

The canvases have opened so many doors for us. We meet the best of people at art shows and other art events. We have developed new friendships and renewed existing friendships.

It is fulfilling to see someone comment about a painting and realize they have connected with the work in a way I never imagined. This happened time and again and I look forward to what will happen in Fairhope.

This show has been in the works for more than a year. My wife and I have already had so many great experiences. We look forward to the next phase of the Fairhope experience.

The people at the Eastern Shore Art Center have been very kind to us by giving us this space to exhibit this herd of paintings. I do invite you to stop in Fairhope and see the exhibit. I think you will enjoy it.

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Fairhope show is getting close

July 19, 2012

Putting together an art exhibition is more than painting a few canvases. “Bovine Point of View”, headed to the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama, for the months of August and September has taken more than a year of preparation. Last summer we worked with the Center’s board on adding the show to their schedule. Then it took close to a year to prepare canvases for the show. Then there is the marketing–postcards, news releases, and promotion. It has been a fun experience watching the cows develop and present their personalities; each one is different. Now we go have the cattle drive to Fairhope.

I hope you will be able to visit the show and see these forty or so paintings.

Painting almost complete for Fairhope show

July 2, 2012

This weekend I put the finishing touches on several more paintings. There are two more that need just a small amount of work such as a tail on the longhorn and adjusting the nose on another. I have another that I would really like to include but the thick paint I added Saturday will probably not be dry enough, but I really like the strong colors.
Next comes the framing. While Custom Crafters in Level Plains, AL, is doing a great job of framing on most of my works, some of the bigger I will frame using lattice molding. This will be completed this week as we have the Independence Day holiday and then another weekend. I have been preparing for this show for more than a year and now we are getting to the final few weeks.