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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Waterworks show and small watercolor







I am currently in a watercolor show called Waterworks at August House Gallery in Chicago. It's a 3 weekend show at the gallery operated by Marya Veeck, the daughter of baseball's Bill Veeck (former owner of the Chicago White Sox). The deal is: you put two framed paintings for the walls and 6 matted works to go in bins. Fortunately I have sold my two framed pieces, so at the moment it's a success. I have the framed piece pictured in the window on the easel. (It's a scene from the moors of Scotland with sheep blocking the road --- I was diving on the Isle of Skye and that's what the sheep do there, they get in your way.) Once you get away from the cities, Scotland is a fantastic place to drive. Next month (June) I am scheduled to participate in The Fields Project in Oregon, Illinois. There has been an art colony there for the last hundred years along the Rock River. Other than staying for a week with a farm family and doing plein air painting on the farm and surrounding area for a week, I don't know what to expect. I will be taking photos and hopefully doing some decent work which I will post.

4 comments:

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love the fold of the tuque. The red captures this so well.

Anonymous said...

you feel like your there with the child. it is that real

Anonymous said...

when will you update your blog again?

Slim Johnson said...

Thanks for the anonymous comments. I've been very busy with things other than art lately and I've also been working on these pastels which take me a long time, so I haven't been posting as much. I will be going out for plein air painting in June and hopefully will have many to show.