We just finished hanging the new show at the gallery...Explorations III by the late John Casey. I feel fortunate to be having this show, John was one of my professors from Western Oregon and I had kept in touch with him over the years. He was a wonderful man, a talented artist and a good friend. John always encouraged me to do my best with the gallery...his thoughtful teachings helped me understand art and artists. He is truly missed by many.
with Carolyn Garcia What a great Saturday...lots of people stopping in to see Carolyn paint.
She began with thin layers of acrylic
then began adding her lines
adding more layers of paint
Tina and Meg kept close watch...
Artist at work
Now adding colored pencil over the acrylic..nice detail
Carolyn discusses her painting style with customers
Carolyn's completed square
Our completed painting....be sure and call us if you would like to purchase. Remember this, the sale of this piece helps our artist to artist fund where we assist artists in need. If you have a business where you can show off this painting, you are also showing how much your business cares about the community. Give us a call! 503-581-3229 If you are around for First Wednesday, we'll have it on display at the gallery.
Take a look at the original and compare to our beautiful painting!
Jane Aukshunas was at the gallery today adding her talent to our painting. Watching Jane and catching up with her is always a treat for us. Before we knew it, Jane was fast at it and quickly added colors.
and not long after her arrival, Jane had visitors who love her work and wanted to meet her in person. hence, meeting "her public"!
Back to work.
A brief break for lunch. Meg was keeping close watch for crumbs.
Tools for the day
The completed square
Did we mention how large this painting is? Jane and Tina had to hold while I took the photo.
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My name is Mary Lou Zeek and I own the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. I spend my time promoting artists while attempting to keep my creative momentum in my own life. This blog is about people, places and things that inspire my creative process.