Sunday, January 31, 2016

Successful Art Reception and Open House

Japanese brush painting, ink on paper

"Senkyoro View"
Japanese brush painting, ink on paper

"December at Wilder Ranch"
"Sailor's Warning on a Foggy Morning
Here are some of the paintings sold at my art reception and open house. We had a terrific gathering of people Friday night. After coming back from Japan with a brush that I purchased in a tiny store in Kyoto, I wanted to try brush painting with Sumi ink. A few minutes on YouTube turned up some videos on how to do that. I then tackled the two top pieces. Interestingly, they were the second and fourth pieces that sold.

Additionally, my drawing instructor who is an amazing artist, purchased the Wilder Ranch painting. I always cringe when I think of inviting my accomplished instructor to a show, but he was most complimentary.

My plein air pieces are often well received. Perhaps the fact that I am right out in the elements and have to work fast brings an amount of excitement to the pieces. Both Wilder Ranch and Sailor's Warning were done in plein air sessions.

An attendee has contacted me about purchasing one of my collages. More on that to come when the sale is complete.

Here are a few photos of the home gallery, by no means all that were on display:



Candy said...

Mary, your paintings are lovely. I love the idea of having the show in your home. I'm glad it was a success.

Mary Paquet said...

Candy, thank you so much for the encouragement. I really enjoyed hosting in my "home gallery."

Jean Lurssen said...

Great idea. People can see how the painting looks on the wall. Congrats on your sales!

Mary Paquet said...

Jean, thanks so much for checking in. I always love to view your latest works and will be checking out your blog shortly.