Saturday, January 8, 2011
Self Portrait and a Lovely Day
A 12x12 oil on canvas board self portrait done rather quickly alla prima this afternoon.
This morning I took my 8 paintings all dressed up in their fine frames over to the San Deigo Hospice Gallery 4311. I must say I am very impressed by the organization of the drop off. There was a team of white gloved volunteers who met the artists at their cars. They carried in the paintings and handled each one as if it was a Picasso or a Matisse or a Van Gogh! I feel totally confident that my paintings are receiving the best of care. The reception is a week from tomorrow and the show runs through March 4th. After the drop off, I drove to the Blick Art Store downtown and treated myself to some new brushes and a disposable palette called Grey Matters by Jack Richeson. The paper is a medium grey tone and advertised as just right for mixing color of the correct value. I am excited to try it. Afterwards I had capuccino and a toasted bagel in an outdoor cafe with my daughter and her husband. What a wonderful day!