Saturday, April 02, 2011

A Sale, A Show and a Talk

We'll start with the sale because that's always really exciting. Overlook, 20x30, acrylic on linen was sold today at the Petrini Art Gallery in Avon, CT. I am happy and very grateful for art collectors and patrons.

Now on to the show. Receiving for the Spring Exhibit at Maple & Main Gallery is tomorrow and I am finalizing my decision about which pieces to put in.  There will be 6 total, four mid-size pieces and 2 small ones.  This time I'm going to bring work in a variety of media. Usually, I try to stick with a very consistent look so collectors immediately get a feel for the kind of work I am most known for. But spring is such a fresh, exciting time of year, new life, new growth etc. that I felt a potpourri of beautiful pieces might work well.
Here they are:

Every Spring is the Only Spring, 16x20, acrylic on linen

Summer Reverie, 17x13, acrylic on paper

Sherwood Island Storm, 15 x 8 pastel on paper

Miss Florence's Garden, 8x10, acrylic on board

Coreopsis and Catmint, 6x8, oil on panel

Blue Orchard, 6x8, encaustic on panel

All of the works on paper, the one acrylic and the pastel just arrived literally moments ago at 9:15pm. My wonderful framer Ada, at Shoreline Framing, just delivered 6 pieces so I would be able to choose (very hard!) and have them in time for delivery tomorrow! The are all framed using classic neutral shades of 100% rag mat board in cream or gray depending on the piece, in a simple, beautiful and elegant gold rubbed frame using museum glass which has very little glare so you can enjoy the art with minimum interference from reflections.

The Spring Exhibit at Maple & Main opens on Friday evening, April 8th, 5-8p.m. If any of you are in the area I would love to meet you! The gallery is located at 1 Maple Street in Chester, CT for info and directions visit

On Sunday April 17th, 2-4pm I'll be giving an art history lecture, George Inness and the Spiritual Landscape at Maple & Main Gallery, again if you're free and near enough to stop in I'd love to have you attend. I've been doing a great deal of research on this topic and have found fascinating material. This will be an enriching and inspiring lecture, hope to see some of you there!

1 comment:

Joan Cole said...

Congratulations on the sale of your beautiful painting, Jan. I wish the new owners a lifetime of joy, immersing themselves in that peaceful New England landscape.