Some of you may recall that I began painting in the summer of 2012. It was a light bulb moment when I was shown how to begin on a blank canvas.
Since that day, I have entered and been accepted numerous times in the shows at my local Artist Center in Atlanta. Haven't won a ribbon yet, but that isn't my goal. I just like the feeling I have when I am painting followed by that feeling of ahhhh...I did that? I like that!
I have sold a few pieces, was commissioned to do a dog,…READ MORE
So, on Saturday I entered my first art show. I joined a great organization in Atlanta, where I live. They have a monthly show with a theme. This one was "A Dash of Red". I volunteered to help accept submissions and accept payment. It was a lot of fun meeting people and seeing all the talent that walked in the door.
I honestly didn't expect to get selected to show, and I did not get selected. That's okay. I had one very nice, validating moment. While talking with some…
Any words of advice? A prominent local art gallery owner is visiting us tonight for a glass of wine and to see how we've hung some purchases in our home. His companion knows that I've been painting. I am sure they are going to look at some of my work and I just don't feel ready to be critiqued. I am quite nervous about what they might say could affect my spirit and freedom of expression. I keep hoping that I can take what they may say with a grain of salt. I suspect that I will be very…READ MORE
I am very excited that I found this website! I am new at painting (dormant talent for most of my life) and am really enjoying it! I discovered how much I don't know and hope to learn from you all!