Sunday, March 02, 2014

March Roars In Gently

It was such a fine, fine, fine day.  Temps in the 70's, sun shining, daffodils blooming all around the yard - I even had a fab lunch of fresh sliced chicken breast on 9 grain bread and strawberry-rhubarb (my favorite) pie for a mid afternoon snack.  I worked hard in the shop with my friend Carol, clearing out in order to make changes for re-opening.

That's a lot of good stuff in one day!  And it got even better tonight, when I got a call from the director of the Sautee-Nacoochee Gallery to let me know my altar piece So Fragile A Fire is the first purchase of a special exhibit at Yonah Mountain Vineyards
So Fragile A Fire - Mixed media: acrylic paint, poplar, Crepe Myrtle wood, feathers, pearl grapevine  tendrils.  Approx. 28 x 14 x 3.

The irony is that this piece had been at another gallery for over two years at a lower price.  When I picked it up, I determined not to undersell these pieces any more.  I spend so much time on them compared to a "normal" painting, and I hate to let them go.  I raised the price considerably, rather hoping this one would not sell so I might keep it.  Lord knows, I need the money, but I think it's important to keep the ones that are most meaningful to me.
Detail of the medallion - feathers, leather, mother of pearl and pearl. 
Detail of painting


Roy said...

That's great news. Congratulations!

Meanwhile, farther up the East Coast it's still winter; it's snowing out as I type this.

julie cavender said...

A beautiful piece and congrats on the big sale! When will you open? I really need to come see your shop!