Monday, October 22, 2007

GETTING DRESSED, sold



















5x7 signed pastel on board. Bidding starts at $100.00

Tomorrow I go to paint at the High Museum, as entertainment for a corporate event. Bank of America has secured the High for an evening. I'll be one of about 8 artists who have been invited to participate--we will be standing at our easels in the atrium, painting (or pastelling) models, dressed in authentic 1800 attire, while the guests mingle and schmooze. The event is in keeping with the current exhibition at the High, "Inspiring Impressionism". I'm hoping the museum will give us lowly artists an opportunity to see the show. Maybe if we show up early...

Another thing I'm hoping...I hope to get plenty of reference photos to do a whole series of 5x7 pastels for my blog. It's rare to get a chance to paint the authentic costume. Keep your eye out, maybe you'll see a few in the next few weeks.

A clip from the High Museum web site:

"Inspiring Impressionism"
Through January 13, 2008
Special Exhibitions Galleries, Wieland Pavilion
"Inspiring Impressionism", featuring over 80 works, including paintings and works on paper drawn from more than 40 museums, is the first comprehensive survey to explore the influence of Old Master painters on Impressionist artists. This exhibition juxtaposes works by such artists as Monet, C├ęzanne and Degas with those by Titian, Rubens and Fragonard.

For more information on the exhibit: http://www.high.org/experience/exhibitions/exhib_content.aspx?id1=2475

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