Wednesday Morning Salt Marsh
Oil on canvas, 10x10
The show in South Norwalk, CT, was fabulous! It was my first time in it, and I was nervous. I've never been to South Norwalk - or to much of any place down in that corner of the state. I had heard that this show had very high-quality work, and of course, that made me nervous, too. Finally, it was my first time "camping," (sleeping in the camper in a "campground") and that had me nervous, as well.
I had a good spot, next to my friend, the extraordinary artist Ronet Noe. I drove to South Norwalk and found my spot Friday night, and I was glad I did. I got lost four times - and set-up was Saturday morning, which is always difficult; I had no time to spare.
There was a good crowd, and they understood art and were there to look and buy. By and large, they liked and responded to my paintings - and that's always great!
The big Clinton Marsh painting sold, as did Saltwater Farm, one of my long-time favorites. I was a little sorry to see both of these go, but I was happy for the sale. And a delightful couple who have been collecting my work bought three of the 100Cubed pieces!
Staying in the teeny camper made for a totally different experience. The "campground" was pretty much wall to wall GIANT RVs, many of which spend the entire summer there. I did see a few tents, and I believe I saw one woman and a dog sleeping in a van. I wouldn't call what I did "camping," but would call it RV-ing - and it was fun. There are a few hurdles I have to get over still, but it seems like an enjoyable and relatively cheap way to stay during at least some of the shows.
This weekend, I'll be at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival! That's such a fun show, and if you're in the area, I hope you'll go. I'll be at the corner of Willow and Main streets, across from the post office and near the bagel place.
Here's my tent at SoNo: