Thursday, May 7, 2015

Busy and Fun Times

 In the last few weeks, I have been very busy with great shows.
First, April 24-26, I participated in the annual Spring Show and Sale of the Nepean Fine Arts League.
I was especially keen on getting feedback on my two latest watercolors: "Those Eyes", pictured above, from Michelangelo's David sculpture and on  another Florence-inspired watercolor, Neptune. I had these two framed professionally in a wide wood frame...more costly than the regular metal frames, but more suitable, I think for these two pieces.

In the photo above, you can catch a glimpse of three of my Spirit of Africa Series in gold leaf, hand embossed pewter and copper on cradled wood panels. This series which I was presenting for the first time in such a show was very popular.

Overlapping the Nepean Show, I am currently showing in a three week show at the Foyer Gallery featuring four artists. Last Saturday was our official show reception and the show runs until this Sunday, Mother's Day.Shown below from left to right: M. Chwialkowska, Liz Arbuckle, Luminita Serbanescu and myself.

It was hard to decide how to divide my paintings between these two shows and at the same time keep a dozen of them at my main gallery, the Kevin Dodds Gallery:-) I love these busy times.

 I seem to need deadlines to do my best work. Are you like that too?


  1. Oh my goodness - I'm exhausted just reading about your ongoing shows and activities! Wow! And you keep turning out these amazing pieces! Best of luck with all the events! Way to go, Christiane!

    1. Thank you for the support, Rosemary. I need deadlines or I don't get anything done:-)

  2. Your watercolours of sculptures are your forte I believe. If you did nothing else but those, they'd go like hotcakes.

    Its seems May everything springs into action again after the winter, at least here and perhaps there too. And for artists, that's a very good thing. Good luck with the shows.

  3. Thank you, Jeanette. I always love hearing from you.
    Painting those sculptures in watercolour is really a joy...until I have to pay for the glass, the mat, the framing:-) I may do a few smaller ones as studies and try to sell them just with the matting....
    Our winter was not as tough as yours, Jeanette, but it was long and cold: it is so nice to be able to go outside now and enjoy the sunshine. I had a few very busy weeks and now I can relax a bit. I have a big show in September that I will have to get ready for.
    I know that you are enjoying your retirement. I am so happy for you.