Storm in the Black Dirt
Oil on canvas, 16x20
My second tour of Florida was as bad as my first. The 27th annual Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art was a bust for me. It was a lovely show to be in, with exciting and strong work - but no sales for me, and apparently low or no sales for many others.
Exasperated, disappointed, unhappy, I was packing up when I was struck by an idea that I'd thought of in passing but never pursued: Try a dog show!
So this weekend, I will travel to Hartford, CT, to sell dog portraits at the Governor's Foot Guard Dog Show at the XL Center.
I'll bring an indoor set-up, all my dog portraits, get some more postcards made up and see what happens!
The show is Saturday and Sunday at the X-L Center. The doors open at 8 a.m., and the show starts at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 each; I don't know about kid prices.
Nearly 800 dogs are entered; it's one of the bigger shows in the area, and a good one! Click here to find out about the Governor's Foot Guard... Click here for the XL Center's info!
I'll paint while the show is on - so that should be fun for people to watch. And who knows? It's surely worth a try.
I did get out of Florida without being skunked. I stopped to visit a friend, and she bought the painting at the top of this blog entry. It's a painting I made a while ago, and it has long been one of my very favorites. I'm glad it went to a person for whom it has meaning!
So, not for the first time, I say: thank heavens for friends and family!