Friday, May 15, 2009

Staying Way Too Busy....


I am so far behind in blogging I should start doing it once a month so it appears like I am on target when I'm really not!
It has been a wonderful, weary, exhilarating, successful, rewarding, humbling, hard, busy and most delightful three weeks or so since I last posted. I will keep this short and not to flowery and give a simple line by line knock down blow by blow account of events and turns of the past while!
Here goes:
1. The show at Spiva was successful and I sold two paintings for a good sum, gathered two new collectors and the show was held over an extra day for the directors Mothers Birthday. I was honored! We removed it the following day.
2. I have sold 6 paintings in the last two weeks....economy...shmonomy!! I sold two out of the gallery (Cherry's my cheerleader!~! Thank you!) I am in and gained a serious collector there also, two at the Spiva Show and two at St. Avips a large yearly affair that provides a silent auction, formal ball and sit down dinner to benefit the artists and art center in our community...quite fancy for our part of the world!
3. Went to Bentonville AR. and plein air painted for three days with a large bunch from down there. Among them personal friends Todd Williams, John Lasater, Vicki Ross, Jo Hall, Margie Moss, Sue Dixon and Julie Mayser to name just a few. It rained some but was nice most of the time and it was just what the doctor ordered!! Next post will have a bigger report and slide show!
4. Mailed and delivered entries to several different shows including ANA, Powers Museum and Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction.
5. Restocked the gallery I am in with new work....one of which promptly sold. (Cherry's)
6. Taking care of my seedlings and getting the yard ready for the garden.
7. Re-potting houseplants...that have long since outgrown there containers.
8. Cleaning up my studio.
9. Re-framing paintings. I just drop them off and pick out molding.
10. Catching up on mail and cleaning after being gone from the house for three days and unpacking.
11. Looking forward to getting to painting ...have several ideas I want to express.

There you have it...Above and below are two of the paintings done plein air.
Thank you to all who have posted and signed on....you are all appreciated and viewed although I don't always comment...my bad!
You gotta love the Universe!
Theresa

38 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow you have been a busy lady. Again Congrats on selling all those paintings. Great art is as vital as bread and water to some people.

rahina qh said...

Theresa you've reminded me of a few things I've got to do so thanks for that. Congratulations on the sale of your paintings and these two are absolutely stunning!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

I do love the universe and your wonderful paintings, a superb example of the bounty of the universe in action. Good for you for all of this activity. You deserve all good.

xoxoxoBarbara

Ann Buckner said...

Congrats on the sales, Theresa and keeping up with all the other things that have to be done! Enjoyed the plein aire pieces you painted. Wonderfully fresh brushwork.

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW, Theresa... you are on a fabulous well-deserved roll!!

Way to go!! And no wonder so many sold... the ones I see are gorgeous!!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

even though I was not there all day, every day...when I was there it was a blast! I'll be more involved next year. I did manage to get two nice paintings tho. And I loved the one on the bottom best!

L.Holm said...

Whew! A whirlwind, and much much deserved success coming your way. :-)

Anonymous said...

.. You have been busy Madam.. which is good.. and success too....I am glad for you..

eldon warren said...

Wow! Busy! I hear ya. Looks like you are on a roll. Isn't it amazing how much ya grow when you're really beatin them out, maintaining that edge that keeps ya in contension. I really like the painting in the dark frame. The work in the shadow areas is toally awesome.
EW

eldon warren said...

I really like Todd Williams work. Reminds me a little of Karen Vance. Does he teach?
EW

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Sheila...that's true It is....thank goodness because painting is like food to me....I can't go without it!

Theresa Rankin said...

Many many thanks, Rahina I appreciate the comment....and if I have helped you remember something ...yeah...I have done a good deed!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi Barbara...well I can thank you on some levels...you turned me on to Tut....you gave me a wonderful picture to work from and you are so full of good cheer and high spirits that is contagious!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Ann...some people think my plein air work is my best!! Believe me I am also very grateful!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Marian....It is a roll...I am thrilled...I think something happened...not sure what!

Theresa Rankin said...

Vicki yes it was great fun!! I was so involved at one point I helped put up chairs and tables! And yes you got a couple good ones! The one on the bottom is everyone's fave...it's in the gallery now!

Theresa Rankin said...

Yes Liz my head is still spinning..need to get back to an orderly procedure here! Ha! That'll be the day!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Mr. Anon...it does seem to be working....of course..as usual...that's all I do is work...:)

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Eldon your comments are very valuable to me!Painting everyday is key at least for me. I am happy you like the darks in the bottom painting....made sure to keep them. I don't know what it is but the first plein air piece I do is always the better one...Maybe it's the morning light or I am fresh and have always thought better in the morning. Either way thank you very much!

Theresa Rankin said...

Todd is a great painter...and a very cool dude! He gives workshops but doesn't teach on a regular basis. We do have the opportunity to paint together on a regular basis with the Ozark plein air painters...if I join...which I am planing on doing. We painted together one morning during the paint out and I did get to see first hand some of his technique....a lot like C. W. Mundy. Can you say Kleenex? LOL!

Celeste Bergin said...

good gracious! you definitely are on a roll...and look at these fantastic paintings! hoohaw!

Art By Erika said...

It was food for the soul to see you live Theresa, you as well as your art. Just wish I could have been there in previous days and painted with my girls again! Congratulations on the sales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Celeste!! I am loving your new pieces....thank you for the support!

Theresa Rankin said...

Erika...you were a sight for sore eyes!! Really good to see you...love the red velvet..your spirit and support do wonders for my soul! Next time you will paint right??!!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Greetings Theresa and welcome back,
Wow! You are one busy and very organized gal! :)
Glad to hear the Spiva show was a success. You deserve it!
It's always a pleasure visiting your blog.
J

James Parker said...

Just reading all you've done makes me want to lay down and take a nap, whew. Fantastic on the sales and ditto for your new artworks... remarkable woman you are, indeed.

Theresa Rankin said...

Jennifer always good to hear from you!! Thank you for your support...I am sure you are pretty darn busy yourself. As always...anxiously awaiting the next beautiful painting!

Theresa Rankin said...

LOL! Thank you James...I do take naps...occasionally! I am very grateful for the sales....and the plein air work was like a vacation!...Its all been good!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Not surprised your paintings sell. They are beautiful pieces by a master painter.

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you you are too kind!.....But I appreciate it!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

All I can say is "You go girl!!"
I like the "economy...shmonomy":)

I'm leaving your blog with renewed energy and optimism, Theresa. Thank you!

~Nancy

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Just popped in to see what is going on in your life, you are one busy person! Good for you, and it could not happen to a more deserving person. Happy painting in June!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Nancy....life is full and busy...and not leaving me much time for blogging! However...I will be back to normal here shortly! I am really happy you can take something positive from my little blog!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hello Elizabeth...I hope you are doing well also....I have just about got all those untidy loose ends wrangled up and tied down....and will once again begin to post!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Theresa,
I'm a great admirer of your work, just posted a thumbnail on my blog. I hope it is ok with you.

Best Regards
Joan

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi Joan....Thank you so much and much appreciated!! It is fine! You have some fantastic work also!!

Joanne said...

What an amazing 3 weeks - ones to remember for sure! Congratulations on all the sales and new collectors!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Joanne, Thank you for visiting and joining my blog role!!! I truly appreciate your comments!