Sunday, August 31, 2014

Landscape Show at Huntington Arts Council And 30/30 Challenge

Firstly, let's get this out right at the top: I am honored and delighted to be a part of the (very exclusive)  Landscape show at the Huntington Arts Council from September 5 - 29. Please join me and the other artists at the Opening Reception, Friday September 5th!

Second, the marathon 30/30 Challenge is starting TOMORROW! And I am remarkably unprepared! 

Looking back to last year at this time, my workshop plans did not work out for Acadia, so I planned a trip to every painter's bucket list – Monhegan. Since the object of the trip was to paint, I killed two birds with one stone. And I did paint. Despite near constant rain and dripping fog. Despite the fact that with the humidity at 125% watercolors wouldn't dry. I now have enough photographs to paint Monhegan for quite some time, though, for the most part, I'll have to imagine the sunshine.

It was sunny when I got there and hiked out to Blackhead.
But I loved it. It's a beautiful place. It's not for everyone – too small, too not-modern, too much walking ALL walking, what the hell is there to do?, slightly grumpy year-rounders, an hour-and-a-half on the ferry, scarcity of credit card machines and ATMs, shared bathrooms, walking-up-the-stairs (no elevator???), no air-conditioning – are many of the complaints. (You can't believe the silly things people say on Trip Advisor!) But I loved it! 

I digress. The 30/30 Challenge. I will warn you now...I may not paint a full painting every day. I have a solo show coming in November, so I need to make some larger paintings (that clearly will take more than a day). But I will paint every day. And I will share the project here.

This year, I'll be finishing the 30/30 while in Maine. I'm so excited to be taking a pastel class with the amazing Michael Chesley Johnson at Acadia Workshop Center! YAY!

Last but certainly not least, I'd like to tell everyone that I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop. 
The mermaid needs some frames for the paintings in that solo show in November, so please help a girl out! (They sorta frown upon just sticking them to the wall with white tape. I don't know why.)

It will be an interesting month. Enjoy it with me.

PS: I'm relieved/excited/happy/ecstatic to tell you that The Art Guild of Port Washington is BACK in their home at Elderfields! Woohoo! We are planning LOTS of things, exhibits, classes and more...please check out our website! If you're an artist and on Long Island, please consider joining us! The Welcome Home Show is September 20 - October 19, with the Opening Reception on Sept 21.