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Monday, April 27, 2009

My First Gallery Show!!!


Here I am with the pieces I did for my Drawing 1 Class, "Make Mine SunnySide" and "Study In CharCoal". On Friday April 24 th., there was an art show opening event at the gallery in town. It was a student art show of art students from two local colleges. My two pieces were class projects using charcoal. Working from a still life can be a challenge,especially when you must draw whatever is in front of you! No matter what the subject!!! Or angle!
I am one of the "oldie" students, but love the comradely amongst all the artistic souls. This was actually the first time my work has ever been in an art gallery! What a fabulous feeling!!! Had to share!

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! The drawings look wonderful! My middle daughter is an art major and is doing many "still lifes" right now. Sometimes I wish I were in class with her. It looks fun. The college she attends has a policy against nude models so she was relieved about that! ha ha

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  2. Thanks for sharing-they are out of this world!
    Fun-Fun-congrats!

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  3. Congratulations! Those are both fantastic! Wow!!

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  4. There's nothing quite like gallery lighting and seeing your artwork on a gallery wall for the first time! Hopefully the first of many gallery showings to come...Enjoy!

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  5. You look stunning! And so are the drawings :D Well done!

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  6. Oh wow, love your art! I always make a mess with this medium, so I really respect the talent you have. Thank you for sharing with me about my art, I have held so much conflict and struggle within. My deepest desire is to paint these angels. Realizing about Mr Simpson I was heading this way right from the beginning of my life and feel so passionate about. Jane is an inspiration. I have upset Jane three times now. I think that I will have to paint the noses with one line, this way I am not going to get every now and then, a close match on the nose, eye area. Hopefully this will mend the situation.

    Really looking forward in seeing your future art!

    All the best and blessings!

    Julie-ann

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  7. Oh, how fun! You don't look like an 'oldie' student! They must be babies in your class.
    Love your work. I would love to take a class someday.

    Jennifer

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  8. Congratulations! These drawings are amazing! So detailed! Can't wait to see more! :) Silke

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  9. Congratulations! How excited you must have been. The drawings are beautiful! I cna't believe you are just now learning to do still life, you would never have guessed.

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  10. Those pieces are amazing! Wow!...the folds in the material in that second piece! Yeah for the gallery showing ; )

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  11. Congratulations!

    What a great feeling that is, and your work is so beautiful! Keep going and good luck to you on lots more shows featuring YOU!

    Michelle :)

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  12. Thank you all SSSSSOOOO much for all the kind words!

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  13. Suzi....
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is quite an achievement you have reached! I think having a painting or two hang in a gallery is a dream that we artists all have.
    Wishing you many more showings!

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  14. Trying to catch myself up here...congratulations on your first gallery showing! How exciting and inspiring! And by the way...you are GORGEOUS!

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