Yesterday the Wayne County Arts Alliance held the annual art auction fund raiser. It was a success. It was held in the Dorflinger Glass factory space in White Millls, PA. I'm happy to say that my painting of a Beach Lake Bakery Rustic Loaf was the first painting sold. That is if you don't count my wife's selection of my friend Ianni's painting that was really first. We also bought two other paintings that we like very much. All tolled we gave the WCAA $1350 in donations and value.
We also went to the Metropolitan Museum to see the Cubism show on the last day of the members preview. It was mobbed but what a great exhibit. Simply put it show how the heavyweights, Picasso and Braque developed and evolved the style what so many other have emulated. It also focused on Leger and Gris. Two of the better practitioners. Great great exhibit.
To see that show we had to leave early to drive to the city about 120 miles. It was a beautiful ride. the light was just grand. We got to eat in the members only dining room not as pricy as one might think and way better than Honesdale's best. Sorry. The ride home was equally splendid as the sun set over the Borscht Belt of the Catskills. Oh and I can't forget I all but finished a portrait on Saturday morning.
Oh yes I now have full sized giclee prints on canvas of the loaf available for $125.
This is a painting done for the annual portrait swap on the Draw Mix Paint forum. A loose group of artists from around the country and globe who share an interest in realistic painting. This is Denis who is from Australia. He is doing a painting of me from an image that I selected and sent to hime. There were about 12 participant that so far have produced some stunning painting. When the painting are dry we swap our paintings. Great fun.