Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Recent Landscapes and Wishful Thinking

Yesterday I delivered 13 new paintings to The Butternut Gallery for a exhibition called Recent Landscapes and Wishful Thinking. February 22 through April 19 at 42 Church Street, Montrose, PA. Hours 11-5 Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. 570-278-4011

I thoroughly enjoyed preparing for this group show; what turned out to be an eclectic group of pastels and two watercolors. I did not think much about sticking to a theme or genre; I painted just what I wanted. It really was a joy to have that freedom and at the same time be held to a deadline and the structure of a show. Absent was the angst of a solo show.

Shown is Acidanthera; one of the wishful thinking aspects of this winter show. These fragrant gladioli are favorites in my late summer garden. Their scent is musky and I love their structure. This pastel painting image size is 14 x 10 inches and sells for $400 framed under glass in rustic gold wood.

Just about 24 hours after delivering the work to the 2nd floor gallery on an icy morning here in NE PA, I slipped on my own freshly mopped mudroom floor and incurred an open dislocation of my left pinky finger. One of the joys of small town living is that I got to spend an hour with an old friend, Renee, the ER nurse, who I have known since childhood. Her expertise and good humor is comforting to all unfortunate patients and provides a chance to catch up on neighborhood news and children....supposed to be resting the hand now...hope to see you at The Butternut...I'll be the (hopefully the only) one with the bandage. The orthopedic surgeon said I was brave...he refrained from commenting on my co-ordination.

I'm sure it had nothing to do with the unlucky number of paintings....right?

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