Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cleaning up

I have been working all week with the artists that I share my studio with to get ready for Open Studios this weekend. It is always a mess while getting ready, and here is a shot of the mess...The fix up will follow in a few days.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crunch time...

This is the final week before Open Studios and needless to say I have been busy with my studio partners trying to get everything ready for our 18th annual 4th floor artists Open Studios. I have been making cards and prints and bookmarks...framing work and in gerneral cleaning up the studio.
Here is the info about the event.

18th Annual Open Studios

November 21 & 22, 11 am – 5 pm

The 4th floor artists are now gearing up for their 18the annual Open Studios located in 2 neighboring buildings. The group has grown since last year to approximately 55 artists.

The 4th Floor Artists are located in the ET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St., Rockland and in the American Sandpaper Co., 83 E. Water St. Rockland. This is a not to be missed event featuring something for the entire family. In each building you will be able to see artists working and demonstrating in their studios, see displays of their work, do a little holiday shopping, and enjoy tasty refreshments. Maps and artists lists will be available in each building.

The artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, graphic designers, interior designers, architects, fiber artists, woodworkers, potters, and performing arts. There is something for everyone’s taste and pocketbook.

A special event this year is an “Off the Wall” exhibit featuring small works by the artists for one very nominal fee. 10% of the proceeds of the fundraiser will go to “Rockland Holiday Magic” a local group helping needy families at Christmas.

Plenty of free parking at both locations. The ET Wright building is handicapped accessible.

So come and enjoy all the artists have to offer! You’ll be glad you did.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Final image

Here is the final image of the gouache painting. It is all matted and ready to go. Now on to finish the pommegranate. and claean the studio.