Saturday, August 3, 2013

A GOOD SHOW AND A PAINTING SOLD

The opening reception for the Viewpoint45 show last night was great!  By 7 pm, the room was wall-to-wall people and Sweetie and I had walked around earlier to see the paintings and choose our top 5 :)  

The artwork was top notch, the food was very good (and beautiful) and there were plenty of people around to share in the night.  

I, of course, being the stay-at-home curmudgeon that I am, did not want to find something nice to wear that fits me or go out and mingle with lots of people.  But this was Sweetie's extra birthday present from me - that I would go to the opening!  So we went, we saw and...


Caw Girl sold!!!  

I am very pleased.  It means more to me to sell a painting than to win an award!  The woman who bought it said it was her favorite painting in the show :)  How cool is that?






Sweetie took some photos of these two considering the painting.  Don't you just wonder what they are saying?  Maybe she's saying, "I remember when I looked like that!"  ha ha  The painting got a lot more attention after the red dot went on it - two younger men came around the corner and said, "Well, she's Saucy!"  I didn't hear that, but Sweetie did.  Made me laugh.  It was one of only two nudes - one was Ken Landon Buck's swimmers.  There were plenty of traditional portraits, landscapes, some abstracts and a beautiful sumi ink painting by Setsuko LeCroix that got the People's Choice award.  It was one of my favorites, too.


Here are some shots of the walls and how the paintings were hung - all were lit well in the gallery space and even the smaller paintings had presence, due to being hung on a facing wall on it's own (like mine was).  And there were a lot of smaller paintings that were very beautiful.


The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm through August 30th.  Get over to see it, if you can.  (The couple who purchased Caw Girl have agreed to let it hang for another week before taking it home.)

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 East Sixth Street

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Raining here, but that won't dampen my spirits today!






16 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Congratulations, Rhonda! Looks like a very nice show.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Congratulations Rhonda!! Saucy XD

Sadami said...

Congrats, Rhonda!!! Very happy for you!!!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations Rhonda, it's one of my favorites too.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Way to Go!! Nothing quite like a sale--you're certainly correct about that.
It's a wonderful painting and I couldn't be happier for you.
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday--you've earned it!
Sincerely,
Gary.

Studio at the Farm said...

From one stay-at-home curmudgeon to another, Good for you on your painting sale!!! :)

Lorraine Brown said...

Congrats to you Rhonda

CrimsonLeaves said...

Congratulations on your sale, Rhonda!! She is indeed the temptress, as that crow knows.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Rhonda, I loved how interesting and thought-provoking this one was when you did it. I especially loved the pose of the woman and the modeling you did showed her form so well. Cool title, too! Congratulations, this will buoy you up and inspire you to further greatness!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations, Rhonda. Selling a painting is always good for the soul of an artist.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for your positive comments, Maggie, Teresa, Sadami, Carol and Gary :)

Thanks, Kathryn, Lorraine, Sherry, Susan and Christiane :) It was a sweet surprise!

Debbie Nolan said...

Hurray Rhonda - this is wonderful and so is she. I had to smile at the two of them looking at it and like you I wonder what they were thinking. So glad you went and enjoyed the show as well. Have a great week.

Gaylynn said...

Congratulations Rhonda!!!!! How cool to get in the show and sell! So, so happy for you.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Saucy! I love that expression. Congratulations Rhonda that is great news.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Yay! You rock. Congratulations!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Bravo! Love this piece, too :)