Saturday, August 29, 2009

Head above Water

Under Aline's Sunflower, 22 x 28, collage and acrylic

Sorry, Friends. It has been so long since my last post-- I almost forgot how to sign in. Tomorrow I will deliver my show to be ready to go up in the gallery this week. For once in my life, I was able to approach the deadline for a project with some decorum. I had gotten most of the work done on the paintings before I went away in July, so August was spent framing.....and framing.................and framing. And taking care of all the other details one must to adequately publicize and polish a show.

I also painted a few new things (including the above) with the result that I have 41 pieces ready to hang of various sizes from 5 x 5 to 30 x 38. I've posted most of them here at one time or another, and I certainly looked at them a lot while I painted and framed them, but I am interested to see how they hang together. I've kept them facing the wall when I'm not actually working on them, so I can focus on the task at hand, but also to keep the work fresh before I see it all on the walls.

Meantime, I have no new work for my studio! I have also been finishing up a few pieces left to sit while I worked on the show so that I may change things around a bit. Four paintings are going to Art at the Mill for September/October, and two went up to Torpedo Factory for the same time frame. More about that later.

I look forward to getting back to my routine of blogging three or four times a week. I missed y'all!


Val's Dragonfly Whimsy said...

I have missed your posts Elizabeth but reading your post I understand why you have been away - wow so many shows happening for you, so well done, congrats!

I love your newest work, the Alien Sunflower, lovely as usual and so uniquely you!!!

Cheers buddy, Val xo

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Cathyann and Val. I appreciate your encouragement and comments! It's good to be back in touch.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Just absolutely LOVE this new one Elizabeth! Sunflowers are my favorite flower...and, as Val said "so uniquely you!" Good luck on your show! I'd love to see pics of it hanging!

Mary Paquet said...

Hi, Elizbeth. Love this piece and sure wish I could see your show. I just began doing collage as a result of a workshop with Gerald Brommer. I like the results you achieved here!

Anna M. Branner said...

Elizabeth you KNOW I can hardly wait till Friday! (Except that means I have to clean MY studio too!)

Elizabeth said...

This is all SO EXCITING!!! BRAVO for you!!!! I am not sure that very many of us know what it is like to prep for such an event!!!!
Can't wait to see it all hanging!!

Jeane Myers said...

best of luck with your shows! :)

Linda O'Neill said...

Hi Elizabeth...I found you through Robin Maria Pedrero's blog and had to visit because your avatar cracked me up!

Your work is your new painting!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Welcome back! Missed you. Great painting. You have been one busy lady. Wonderful new work too!

Gary Keimig said...

Good luck on the show. Hard work makes its own luck so you should be O K.

Ross Lynem said...

I love your work. It is very whimsical too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. So nice to meet