Well, it is all up and looking good. I am appropriately nervous about tomorrows opening event. Everything looks different in the larger space than it does in my home. That and not having done much painting for the past week while I have been framing and packaging, unpacking and hanging the works. Thanks to Gerald G for purchasing Morning Light, Ivvavik so I can go into tomorrow with the first red dot already up.
In my newsletter I said that Knockan Hill Camas bloom would be in the exhibition and it isn't. It misbehaved and drew all the attention to itself, so I have it at home now, in the corner until it learns to share the space with greens, or until it gets a room of it's own. It looked quite wonderful in the living room without any forest pieces near it! I will take the two small camas and sea blush paintings I did from field drawings at Cairn Park in Esquimalt though, and put them in the window (just in case you really wanted to see camas). They are just 7" X 7" so easy on the pocketbook at $120.00 each. Above is a preview of them and the Knockan hill painting is below. (It really is that bright!)
New Years Day 2018. I had a wonderful walk at Goldstream Park today. I thought perhaps the greens in my painting were unrealistic and after the walk am thinking that I didn't make them bright enough! This is a painting I just finished based on a sketch I made a few years ago. The trees are still there, but even more green now with Winter mosses. (Not a great photo as I just did it in artificial light- the original will be at the Martin Bachelor Gallery during the exhibition). The river is high now, with lots of runoff filling the streams. There is even a bit of snow left in the shady places.