Oil on canvas, 12x12, commission
So where the HECK have I been? Well, in short, I've been trying to catch up, from a spot so far behind that I feel like I've been watching my own butt.
I ended up breaking even at the Paradise City Marlborough show, thanks to a friend and her husband who came along and bought my favorite painting, "Sunset on the Salt Marsh." Were it not for them, I'd have been in the hole for the show, though not as far in the hole as last year.
Still, a commission has come to me already, and I had some good and serious conversations with people at the show who might be interested in buying my work - so you never know. But with two precarious years in a row, I start to think that this just might not be a good venue for me.
So I think - OK, I won't do it next year. And yet, I can hear a niggling voice - Well, I did better this year than last year... and it should be an excellent show for me... so maybe Year 3 is the breakthrough year... I did have excellent conversations with a generally engaged and enthusiastic audience....
I guess the answer is: Wait and See!
In the meantime, I've been catching up on my day job, catching up on my commissions, catching up on painting for Center Framing & Art, and catching up painting for my upcoming show at the Wallkill River School Gallery. (that show runs for the month of April, with the opening reception on April 14 from 5-7 p.m. Please come!)
And I am making paintings that I love!