Thursday, February 19, 2015

Perils of Winter Shows

    Kingston Rooftops, oil on linen, 18x24

           The image above is that of a painting now hanging at the Bill Krul Gallery in Narragansett.  I painted this late afternoon scene before my eastern-side studio window.  In s way, I wish I had waited for the roofs to wear some of the snow that has fallen over the last few weeks.  That same snow, I fear, has discouraged a number of visitors to the Krul Gallery exhibit.
    Early Winter Wickford, o/c, 6x8
   Kumquats and Lantern Blooms, oil on linen, 16x16

   A similar fate awaited my earlier January show (part of an Invitational Show) in the beautiful gallery space of the South County Art Association at the Helme House in Kingston, RI. The Opening was blessed by a cold but clear evening and was well attended. Within a week or two the Real Winter set in with a sequence of days that threatened both travel as well as parking.

   I was never keen on winter art exhibits and, perhaps, I will return to my usual hibernation mode next year.  If you are an artist, please let me know your opinions and/or experiences regarding January and February shows.