Thursday, June 25, 2009

Consider the Lobster!


Lobster with Brioche, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, 2009

Alex and I just had a wonderful road trip to our favorite state (that's Maine of course!) dropping work off at three different galleries. It was a long drive but it was lots of fun! The first destination was Portland, where I dropped several pieces off at Susan Maasch Fine Art. She has a lovely new gallery space in the perfect location: right across the street from a coffee shop and within one block of the Portland Art Museum! We had a fun visit with Susan and her gallery assistant and then Alex and I explored Portland a little: what a fascinating city!
The next day we made it up to Stonington, where we were both bringing work to gWatson Gallery. Alex shows there regularly, and I had just been invited to participate in a summer show "Consider the Lobster". I absolutely had a blast painting this lobster: can you tell? (I blogged about it here, if you want the back story on how I rented the lobster in the painting!) I enjoyed meeting Ron Watson who could not have given us a warmer welcome. His gallery is amazing: I feel honored to be included. This was my first time in Stonington and even through the mist of a mizzly day it was utterly gorgeous. Can't wait to get back there and paint!
We headed back down the coast after that, and our last gallery stop was in Rockland, where Alex was dropping off work at Dowling Walsh Gallery (see previous post for show details!) It's a beautiful gallery space with lots of art stars on the walls: including our Alex! In fact, I was chatting to someone when my eye was caught by a gorgeous painting on a far wall in one of the main galleries and I disregarded the rest of the show and went right up to it. I was probably about 5 feet away when I suddenly realized it was one of Alex's paintings: way to go girlfriend!
If you are in Stonington soon I hope you will stop in and see

Consider the Lobster
Consider the Lobster opens on Friday, June 26.
A Celebration of artists and their lobster images will take place on Friday, July 3 from 4 to 7 PM.
gWatson Gallery
68 Main Street
Stonington, Maine 04681
207.367.2900
http://www.gwatsongallery.com/

1 comment:

Alex said...

It was a fun trip, and we accomplished a lot!