Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Soft Opening"

I was asked to help fill up the new studios at the Pendleton Art Center Middletown for Friday night's "soft opening". I kept my work on display for the Second Look Saturday as well. Here is my setup as of Saturday morning. (Overhead lights are off because I was showing some of my stained glass there in the back.)

There had been about 1000 people (according to the Middletown Journal) that attended the Friday night event. It looked like at least 500 came through the studio. Handed out a lot of business cards, but no sales.

I didn't paint then, just used the easel to display a painting and my business cards. The next morning for the Second Look was running slow, so I started a painting from a photo taken last Fall in Winton Woods. This is the second painting done from the "Butterfly Bluff" picnic area, the last was done en plain air the same time the photos were taken.

I didn't complete the painting in the three hours I worked on it at the PAC, so I finished it yesterday at MAPs. I was unsure of the color tones in the painting from the studio, because of only having cold fluorescent light. I did some adjustments on Monday and here is the final, minus signature.


  1. We're back home in KY and can't wait to start attending these events again.

  2. Hope to see you around town. I'll try to post places I'm showing ahead of time.