I spent my first full day at the studio yesterday, Saturday. It was a great time cleaning and arranging and looking through all the old paintings that I have forgotten or misplaced.
I have a new hanging system that I really like. I am using 100 lb test fishing line, knotting one end to the ceiling bracket and threating it through the paintings, then using a fish hook to attach the line back to the ceiling. It looks clean and all the attention is on the painting. I will show the system here in a few days with photos.
I am compiling a prospectus/course outline/supply list for painting at the studio. I intend to make one day a watercolor day. (9:00 am to 2-3:00 pm watercolor painting . . . I will give a demo and show some techniques we can practice and be on hand to help, suggest, compliment as artists work on their own subjects. Or, I can suggest subjects and help with compositions.) Contact me if you have a preferrence of days. I am shooting at Thursday March 3rd for the first watercolor day. I will add the prospectus/supply list (as needed) to this blog in the next few days.
This painting is called "Medevac" and will be showing in the Idaho Watercolor Society Rotunda Show at the Capital Building in Boise. Not a good photo, but I love the painting. I priced it ridiculously high and a lady checking the painting in for the show said, "Tell me, what on earth made you price this at $3800."
I replied, "I really don't want to sell it. I have been in some art shows where the entries had to be for sale." She laughed and understood.
If possible, visit the capital building and see the show. It is on the 4th floor in the rotunda, and it promises to be a good one. I saw some very fetching watercolor productions. Some 80-90 Idaho watercolorists are entered. The show opens tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 22 and runs through March 5th . . . Free . . . 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 Saturday.