The original beginning in a loosely painted sketch using Gamblin asphaltum mixed with odorless mineral spirits.
The finished painting. This is a larger piece and will also be $150 at the show. If two or more people want the painting, there will be a name drawn to choose the winner.
I am down to only nine paintings left, and boy, it's hard to choose the last ones.
This is what I have left: snow, three dancers, two dancers, a figurative piece from the old Schaffer Hotel in Mountainair, a landscape, a figurative in the lavender fields, a floral, an angel, and my last painting, like before, an angel walking down a pathway. I also have seven extra 8x8 frames. If I get time, I may paint a couple of sunsets just for good measure.
The 150 CHALLENGE SHOW is only five days away - I am SO excited. Three of my husband's friends are coming and will be playing guitars and bongo drums - probably Spanish style. I haven't heard them but I know they play at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. Thank you, Carlos and friends.
So, for those of you who don't know - here's how the 150 Challenge will work:
I have created 150 small framed oil paintings that will culminate in a show this Friday, June 3, at Weems Old Town in Albuquerque.
The paintings will all be hung on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. They should all be up by Thursday evening, so you are welcome to come down and preview. Especially all day Friday.
There will be an artist's reception from 5pm - 6:30pm, with music and food (think salsa, chips, cheese, crackers, fruits, veggies, little desserts, wine, lemonade, etc).
The show and sale will begin promptly at 6:30pm. You choose the paintings you want by number. If no one else chooses those paintings, they are yours for $150 each. If two or more people choose the same painting, a name will be drawn. If you are watching online from out of town, you may call the gallery at 505-764-0302, give them your preferences, and the same applies - if no one else chooses your paintings, they are yours for $150.
I invite everyone to come down and see the show - it's a culmination of six months of hard work, lots of dreaming, and a rare chance to see what goes on in this brain of mine.
Oh, and to see all of the new 150 paintings, go to: www.150challenge2011.blogspot.com
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