Last Friday night BayArts in Bay Village, Ohio hosted the opening to their Faculty Exhibit. My sister and daughters (shown here) along with other friends came to see the show. The exhibit featured works in a variety of media from faculty who've taught there over the years. Although I haven't taught a class yet, I will be this summer; it was great to be included with this wonderful bunch of artists. We had a great time!
Continuing the story of the commission painting, the buyer wasn't interested in the painting for all the reasons that I knew in the back of my mind. She felt that something was lost in the transtlation from small to large. She loves my work, but this wasn't it for her.
About halfway through painting it, I had considered starting over. But I pushed through, kinda started getting "it", but never to my satisfaction. When I brought it to the gallery and I was looking at it, I could see plain as day that I wasn't happy with it. For the sake of integrity, I'm glad it went this way. I love the diptych, which I'll try to sell. The other.....GESSO and a new life!