I have finally found a moment to photograph the finished barn wall!
1. The whole wall.
2. Detail of the barn/garage door.
3. View from the right.
Life is rather manic right now, as the silly season of exhibitions starts on Thursday (gulp!) with the art fair at Château de Monbazillac. I belong to 2 art associations, one is Les Métiers d’Arts en Pays de Bergerac, ( that title is far too long in my opinion), we are about 67 artists,sculptors,potters woodworkers etc.; the other is ASASA, with about 14 artists,sculptors etc. The idea is that we exhibit together, and ease the burden of sitting in as guardian at the space, sorting posters, publicity, and all the other stuff that is involved in mounting an exhibition. Exhibiting solo, which I do as well, is a lonely ordeal of finding the venue, framing and hanging the works, designing and organising posters, preparing the food and wine for the opening, invitations……. well the list goes on! Actually painting the works lies at the bottom of the list; however, that’s the pleasurable thing!
In this profession (as in most self-employed ones ) you are required to be a one-man-band, you have to be artist, framer, researcher, publicist, marketing officer, salesman, caterer, cleaner ( the venues aren’t always clean, and that includes the loos), all the things, in fact, they do not teach you at art college! My dear friend Marilyn is a godsend , she helps with all of that , and I don’t know what I would do without her. Thank you so much Marilyn!
The Salon des Arts expo is a significant annual event to take part in, for it is where I publicise my trompe l’œil work, and exhibit my smaller paintings. Here are a few, that I have completed recently, and which I will be showing.
The photos don’t show the scale, so I have shown the measurements.
Boots 1. Oil on canvas 20×50 Inspired by the trompe l’œil I did in January.
Glass of wine. Oil on board 10×15 ( you may notice it is half full, it was full when I started painting it! ).
Home-made bread. 16×24 Oil on board
Leeks. 20×60 Oil on canvas.
Nest. 18×24 oil on board
Boots 2. 18×24 Oil on board
Lemon.10×15 Oil on board