quick update from new mexico
It's been over a week since I've had much computer time, and sometimes that's a good thing! We left over a week ago with a car full of paintings, delivering the first batch at Perlow Stevens Gallery
in Columbia, MO. This is a beautiful gallery in a unique space (an old hardware store) and the town had a great vibe. The morning we came through there was a huge blues festival going on. I dropped off eleven small to medium-sized paintings, and heard a few days ago that four had already sold. The opening is October 10, and though I'm sure I'll be a bit tired after our drive back from NM, I'm hoping to make it with a little help from Amtrak and some friends in St. Louis.
We delivered the remaining paintings in Santa Fe this past Monday morning and then had a few days with family and friends in Albuquerque. On Wednesday we headed south into the Truth or Consequences area, and stayed overnight at Black Range Lodge
in Kingston. This tiny village was once the largest city in NM, with 7000 residents (only 20 today, including some fascinating artists.) So, lots of interesting history. I wanted to explore the idea of holding one of my Oil and Wax workshops at the Lodge, and I'd say this is a good possibility, maybe next September.
My opening at Darnell Fine Art
was last night...it was a beautiful evening on Canyon Road, lots of good conversation, a couple of red dots. I'll post pictures when I get back to my home computer. A very enjoyable time, if exhausting, as openings always seem to be for the artist. We have ne more day here before starting the return trip on Sunday morning.