Monday, August 20, 2012

Show is Over

Well, the 2012 Quick Draw is finis....the show went well, good sales at auction but low bids for the first bunch of artists including myself, my painting was the 5th one auctioned....being one of the first up at bat in the auction is suicide and most artists would pay not to have those slots. Takes a while for the crowd and auctioneer to warm up. I was happy to have sold both paintings that I had in the silent auction so it wasn't too bad.
Painters being announced before the timed event begins.
I'd say the best part of the auction was seeing some of the artists who received auction bids last year do better this year. A lot of these artists I know personally and are good friends so it was nice to see them do better this year around.
I thought about my painting, and it was a good painting, better than my last years painting in this event. Things came to mind but in the end I smiled and figured this is probably the painting Gods way of making sure my head will still fit my hat.
Dialing the painting in by adjusting the tree branches. This puppy looked great in the gold frame I had for it. 
  After the auction there was a show at the local church where we all had work hanging. I was pleased that I was approached by a person inviting me to an invitational show later in November. Not sure how well the show will do, especially since it is my first time, so I was busy checking into it today. Also there are the logistics of being in this particular show and I'm still working that out. I really want to do it though just for the location...Death Valley! I know, not the hub of civilization but that place is gorgeous! If I have to do a 4 day show it would be neat to do it in a place with a view! Hope it happens.
I was so lucky to have Linda helping me with the hanging and everything else that had to do with this show including hearing the alarm going off so we'd be on time. I would hate doing this without her helping me out....she's a real trooper.

Linda hard at work with the hanging.



Dianne said...

Darn, I'm sorry I missed the event! Your painting is wonderful, and in so short a time.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Dianne....One thing you didn't miss was the heat, haha. Last year was nice and cool and warmed up to perfect weather...not this year, haha.