29 July 2012
What a great surprise the OPEN STUDIO was on the CAM CITY WIDE OPEN STUDIO tour!
I had a ton of people... lots of friends and clients... and new faces. The neighborhood was supportive-- with many residents coming to visit.
I was overwhelmed when the bus from the Contemporary Art Museum stopped by with 30 people!
What a rush of humanity!
Lovely day-- not too hot.... plenty of camaraderie and conversation.
The weather cooperated - it was not a triple-digit day.
I even made a few sales. [see above]
Precious Daisy showed up with her Mom-- Amy.... and the GIRLS NIGHT OUT group too.
Thank you to everyone who came to support me. I REALLY appreciate your visit--- and look forward to seeing everyone again real soon!
25 July 2012
I have been so busy getting ready to teach in France-- and preparing demos etc... that I hardly have time to paint.
Additionally-- I have an OPEN STUDIO this Saturday-- so today was spent getting the place ready.
Painting, patching, scrubbing, cleaning, organizing, etc.
The whole place is spotless--- and ready for the day!
We hung paintings-- that will show a variety of works. There will be many more to choose from.
I will be showing new work, works in progress, and finished pieces.
Some paintings from The Italian Suite will aslo be on display.
There will be another 70 studios throughout the city open... so ya'll come!
Everyone is invited.
City Wide Open Studios
10 am to 4 m
3156 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
22" h x 30" w
11" h x 15" w
16 July 2012
Please consider yourself invited!
I will have all sorts of new work-- framed, unframed, finished, in progress.
It will be a good time!
I will also have some treats and drinks-- to replenish you battery.
The above photos are a taste of what you'll see!
CAM CITY WIDE OPEN STUDIO
July 28 Saturday
10 am - 4 pm
My studio address:
St. Louis, MO 63104
08 July 2012
Portrait... the EXCEDERIN way!
I have been digitzing older painting as I run across them in my studio.
The large blue self portrait is a large scale watercolor from 1985.
I did a show of self portraits for Mark Twain Bank that year. It was my first solo exhibition after graduating from Washington University with my MFA.
Adam Aronson was President of Mark Twain and was a vast supporter of local art. He had a keen interest in launching careers and helping them grow.
The show consisted of 10 self portraits in 10 weeks. Quite ambitious!
Blue Self is one of two from the exhibition. The rest were either sold, destroyed, or stolen. Yes, stolen.
I will tell that story later.
I enjoy this painting on so many levels. I'm glad it's still with me.
40" h x 60" w
03 July 2012
A view of my condo with furniture. I have been moving in the last few weeks.... settling in with my furniture and belongings. I think I will keep things simple-- and not put out all the clutter this time.
The condo is smaller-- and downsizing is important.
I want to lead a more streamlined life.
Let me know what you think!
Over the next few weeks-- I'll add additional photos to share with you the progress.