Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VISITING THE SIAG SHOW WITH DEB

I'm meeting Deb Ward this morning to get a personal tour of the Southern Indiana Art Guild show at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana library. Deb wrote about this on her blog recently - she has several paintings in the show but will be taking them down today :( We're going to have a coffee and a chatter, too, while visiting. Should be fun! If I sneak some photos, I'll share here later today.

Until then, take a look at this gorgeous sunset I had to get out and shoot this weekend. What a light show!

















LATER THAT DAY....

Well, Deb and I met and we gabbed and laughed and had a great time and I did take a few photos before we took Deb's paintings down so she could take them back home. As we each were carrying out one in each hand, 2 ladies opened the doors for us and said, "My! Are you buying all of those?" We said no - but we should have said, "Yes! These are the best ones in the show and we just had to have them all!" ha ha The Lawrenceburg Library is huge with 2 floors and lots of space to show the paintings - even some beside a fireplace in the coffee shop - yes, I said coffee shop - in the library!! Now that's cool!


The coffee pot and pears is Deb's - painted with casein (a milk-based paint that, once dried, is done - she does some glowing work with casein and has, basically, taught herself how to use it).



The warm batik is by Cheryl, the lady who was with me when we had Deb's batik workshop at her place. She did this one, based on fabrics, and it's very intricate and interesting - and it sold :) Sorry, Cheryl, can't remember your last name, though :(








The teacup and books is also Deb's, and it looks great on an easel beside the fireplace near the coffee shop. I didn't get a photo of trains she had done (they were upstairs) before we took them down.

9 comments:

Teresa said...

Beautiful sunset! Have fun today :)

RHCarpenter said...

Wasn't it gorgeous?? Love those kinds with so many colors and shapes. I did have fun today - Deb and I gabbed and laughed a lot.

debwardart said...

Hi again! I had such a pleasant time with you this morning!

Barbara Sailor said...

Lovely photos of the sunset and the show at the library was so impressive. The casein paintings are interesting. I have never worked in it.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you, Rhonda, for sharing these pictures.
That library seems to be a super venue for an art show. Deb's work looked great.

Nick said...

gonna have to paint that sunset! looks like a watercolor already. your framed painting looks great, I think the white mat w/o liner is the way to go. 4 ply or 8? For single mats I like 8, but it is more expensive.

Ann Buckner said...

Lovely work and what a lovely day you had. I'm envious that you get to see so many artists' work in your area.

Ginny Stiles said...

So jealous of you at Deb's show. What a pleasant place to hang art...too bad it couldn't stay longer! The library I used to hang at in WI would let us keep work up for a month! Then it had to rotate and new stuff came in so that they always had art up. Your sky photo was gorgeous too! I am off to have two crowns done at the dentist. How fun is that!!!! Hope I recover from that quickly. Lots to do in my studio!!!

RHCarpenter said...

Hey, Deb - me, too!! We should schedule "play dates" once in a while!
Barb, you have to see the casein up close to really see the depth - it looks so velvety (in the best way possible) and really glows the way Deb does it.
Thanks, Christiane, Nick, Ann and Ginny (Ginny, hope all goes well at the dentist!!).
Nick, not even sure - I don't ask but let the framer help me choose what looks best - I know it's archival and use UV glass, too. And the sunset is so gorgeous not sure I could do it justice...but might be worth a try! Lately a little bird has been telling me - go BIG.