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Saturday, October 16, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation, An Exhibition of Art

 Prince George Gallery Art and Frame in Williamsburg, VA has an exhibition of gallery artists called, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." When the gallery owner, Fred Miller, suggested the show, I was excited. After all, we had a crazy summer schedule that included five weeks on the road with a variety of destinations. I had a lot of resource materials, but most of my work is in photographs, not completed paintings.

I have dozens of photos taken in Key West, in the Mid-West, and in Wisconsin. They will make excellent resources for future paintings and provide background for more articles and even a book. Perhaps a Gothic novel will arise from the ghost tour we took in Key West. I have lots of photos taken along the way during that dark and spooky night event.

Although I completed some art work to include in the show, I am envious of Edwin Green who paints en plein air. His oil paintings from a trip to Maine are glorious and tell the story of days spent midst luscious seascapes along the coast of that picturesque state.

William Crute has a new series of paintings very different from the landscapes I've come to recognize. His lively foliage paintings in this show are remindful of Rousseau's jungle scenes. One painting with a shadowy garden figure hovering in the background especially intrigues me.

And who wouldn't envy Fred Miller who spent two weeks in France--one of them in Paris? All the artists have a story to tell about each painting or photograph in the show.

In all, there are eleven artists in the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" show. It's a fun show to visit and imagine what the artists saw and thought as they painted or took photographs. This exhibition that stirs the imagination runs until November 27.


Anonymous said...

That's great you paint. I've always been interestd in art and took a lot of classes in school. Good luck sifting through your pics and finding those perfect sceneries to paint.

Stephen Tremp

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations you have work in the show!

Enid Wilson said...

Excellent theme for an exhibition. Summer is full of energy. Wish you a successful time.

My Darcy Mutates

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks for comments, Stephen, Alex, and Enid. I've always loved art and writing, but each takes away from time spent on the other. Is that a lack of focus?

fire in the hooooole said...

that's a good combination, so you really an artist. looking forward to see and read em all,