Sunday, June 6, 2010

Painting At Twisted Fish

Yesterday my husband and I took a drive up to Elk Rapids, just North of Traverse City, to paint on the porch at the Twisted Fish Gallery. Two times a year the galleries of Elk Rapids have Art Beat. This is a fun Saturday gallery crawl where everyone who visits each gallery can win some really nice prizes and meet and greet artists. Well, I hate having my picture taken, but the one above is me on the porch with Bob, the gallery owner. Bob and his staff always make us feel so welcome, it is a pleasure to visit them! I had a great time yesterday and met many collectors of my work. One group of lovely ladies took pictures with me. I felt like a rock star!
On the way home we ran into steady downpours. Later we learned there were tornado watches throughout the areas we drove through.
I just finished painting this black and white beauty today. I call it Cow Attitude. This piece is acrylic and measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". I don't often do animals, so this was a great break from buildings.
Later this week we will be on the road again camping in Mackinaw City and visiting Mackinac Island to paint and take photos. Ahhhhhh, the kids and dogs are staying behind. Can't wait!
Till next time,


Tracy Hall said...

Thats a lovely picture of you Gail - and it sounds like a super event. Really like Cow Attitude!

Gail Hayton said...

Thanks Tracy,
I had a great time painting on-site. We all work in such a vaccum, it is nice to have feedback on work isn't it? I think I will do more barn yard type animals. I really enjoyed it.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Gail, I know what you mean about the picture taking!! But this is a good one of you and you look so comfy here painting on the porch! I like the cow, maybe you'll have to do some more! Sometimes it's good to do something different. Good composition. Have fun!

DEB said...

Your cow is wonderful Gail, but I have to say - I'm loving that fudge shop scene. It evokes memories of scents, hot summer days, of course tastes...great job!