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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I am doing an Open Studio this week

"Tahoe Blue"  pastel

I've been soooo busy for a month, preparing for my Open Studios.  I joined "Reno Open Studios" this year.  We (40 local artists) will open our studios to the public for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 6, 7, 8) from 10am to 5pm.

Above is a new pastel painting in the show.  Below is an older painting that I "touched up" and changed.  I even changed the name to "Return to Zion":
"Return to Zion"  pastel
We have had a month of smokey air from the Yosemite Fire.  It has kept us indoors.  We have missed painting out doors en plein air!  But, it has helped me get ready for the open studios event.  I have about 30 framed oils and pastels, and about 30 unframed pieces as well.  I will be having a drawing for a free painting.  I made up some note cards with images of my art on them for sale - seems like everyone likes those.

I will be setting up in our courtyard with panels to hang my work.  I'll be painting and demonstrating in there as well.  Several friends have said they will drop by.  It should be fun.

This is the first time I have ever done anything like have no expectations, so maybe that is good.


LIZ said...

Good luck with the open studio! Wish I were there....

ti-igra said...

Congratulation, Carolyn!
This is a big Event, I am so happy for you, my friend! All gonna be great, because of your positive energy, beautiful paintings, house and your charm! :)
How I want to be on your open studio! Please, share the photoes for us then ;) I am so waiting!

Your new pastels absolutly stunning! I am in love! Colors lives there and atmospheric mood, all alive, each little stone and drop of water!
Have no words!
My kisses and BIG HUGS!

Good Luck!
Enjoy these days!!! <3

Ida M. Glazier said...

Wonderful! You will do really well with your open studio! This will be work, but you will enjoy it, and your paintings have real appeal. Each time I look at your blog I am excited and your work has really grown!!Good Luck.