Tuesday, May 18, 2010
My Fourth Broad Ripple Sale
A painting I enjoyed creating, being a strong reminder of a really enjoyable time spent in south east Ireland with one of my brothers, now deceased, who was an angling fanatic (some of it infected me but is now virtually usurped by a love of painting. This is a region where we shore fished for flounder and bass.
My third Sale at Broad Ripple.
During a one week painting workshop in Lisdoonvara, County Clare, in the south west of Ireland, 2008, Doolin was the most frequent site visited. It is a stimulating place for an artist.
This rock table adjoining the harbor shows, in the middle and far distance, the Cliffs of Moher.
The lady who bought this painting has very strong Irish Traditional Music connections, including at least one visit to Doolin. While classicly trained, she also plays "Irish Fiddle". If she reads this, I apologize, as I am not doing justice to her story.
For those of my viewers (most-I'm sure), Doolin is the "center of the universe" in regard to Traditional, in particular for fiddle playing and has generated many of the greatest musicians living and dead. In this country (America), it would compare with the heartland region for Bluegrass Music-perhaps Lexington. It is rather interesting actually, if one considers the comparative size of the American Bluegrass region and the strongly Irish and Scottish music influence coming from tiny locations such as Doolin (population around 200!!!).
Doolin is so famous for the music that, in the spring and summer, it is crammed with tourists from all over the world, thirsting for the pub music sessions. One never knows who may turn up to play.
I painted there on a workshop for a week in 2008. The scenery is just superb and an artist's paradise.
Broad Ripple Art Fair Art Center Student Show 2010
This is the first of five paintings, I am pleased to say, that were sold to new buyers, and, with one exception, I had the pleasure of conversing with each individual. The one exception is the cow painting, which was bought while I was away helping at another sales area. I have to say that this picture has always pleased viewers. It was a pleasure to paint under the gentle guidance of Susan Mauck in her painting class at the Stutz ArtSpace
My biggest regret from this show, was not establishing any means of contacting any of these buyers in the future. While many viewers took business and postcards away from my booth, during all the pressure of preparation for this exhibit, I omitted to attach to the back of many of my painting, my usual 4x6 marketing card, with a thumbnail of the painting, title, size and description, plus my contact information.
It is all a learning experience (including creating the art-I am glad to say).