Sunday, May 17, 2009

Amaryllis & Exhibitour


"Amaryllis"
© 2009 Nancy Laliberte
6" x 6" acrylic on panel
$45 plus shipping
I love these flowers and find it fascinating watching them grow and blossom. It's kind of like watching your children grow and bloom into a special person who brings great joy to your life.

My friend Val Berkely (she is the tall one!) and I named our Exhibitour event, "Double Blooms" and had a painting demo going for added interest. We set up my plein air easel and started with a simple sketch and a reference. As we painted we explained the "method to our madness" and how we work in layers and often start out with colors opposite to what the final layer will show. We used finished paintings to further exemplify. While Val and I have different styles, we both love COLOR. Watch for the finished painting in a later post.

The Three Muskateeers! Chris Mosse, Val and I will be having a three-person show next spring at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau. "Where We Live" will feature paintings by Valerie and myself, and hand-painted furniture and other 3-D pieces by Chris. It is going to be a terrific show with lots of color and more...

Exhibitour has not only great art but also yummy treats. My little Nicholas, 5, came to support us and have some cheese and crackers, too. Nicholas is a budding artist and contraption-maker who loves painting, Playdoh, race cars and trains.

Art fans Debbie and Rick Clements stopped by to enjoy the art, conversation and wine. Thanks Debbie and Rick! Also a big THANK YOU goes to Amber and staff at Associated Bank for sponsoring us, and everyone else who stopped by to say "Hi" and check out our work.

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