Sunday, November 23, 2008

Found my Marbles

I started painting these marbles that belonged to my father about 2 months ago, one little painting at a time. I found I really loved the refraction of light through the glass, the highlights and distortions. I had in mind a set of 9 little paintings that would be mounted together in a frame but at this time they remain individual, sitting on a table at McBride Gallery to pour over during my show. Might still mount them sort of like they are shown here, but maybe not. Right now they are fun to rearrange on the board. They can go as a set or individually, only 4x4 inches each. You can click on the image to enlarge it to see the individual paintings.

McBride Gallery Solo Exhibition

7 Jewels (18x24)

Symbol (10x8)

Cottontail (8x10)

Marsh Grass and Yellowlegs (15x30)

My solo gallery show at McBride Gallery opened this weekend and I met a number of collectors who'd acquired work of mine over the years through the gallery; that was a pleasure, as was sharing the space with Sandy Scott and her world-class sculpture. I delivered a vanload of works last Tuesday and then returned to Annapolis for the evening reception that opened the show. Back to Annapolis today for the daytime reception (the traditional show opening time for the gallery). Had some good traffic through the gallery and got to catch up a bit with Sandy Scott and her assistant Trish. Also got to see some friends who've come to my various events over the years.
The show will hang through most of December, including Midnight Madness I & II - December 4 & 11, 2008 (extended shop hours throughout Annapolis).
Here are a few more images from the show.