Just wanted to get a small painting done before I get on the commissions I haven't been able to do because of all the "getting' ready for the show" stuff.
Speaking of the show - it was quite a hit!
There were lots of people and I was so happy with the way the paintings looked hanging together in one space. My family came up to see the show, which made it even more special.
Here are some photos from that night…
(It will be open until March 28th if you still want to see it)
Today in had a bit of a breakthrough. I have discovered the amazing Zorn palette! A friend of mine told me about it awhile ago and I thought it was pretty crazy that you can get a range of colors from just yellow ochre, ivory black, cadmium red & white. So tonight, I cleared off my palette and started anew. For this limited palette, I felt such a sense of freedom! Not sure why, but I think with so many colors to choose from, I was feeling anxiety and pressure to "pump up the color". And then I realized, I'm not a colorful person - If you look at my closet, it's mostly black, grays, browns and I like it that way - don't get me wrong, I love a splash of color, but very limited.
I LOVE this palette and will be exploring this much, much more.
I am so excited!!! Can you tell?
For those of you who are not familiar with Anders Zorn, here is some information on him:
Well, the year is coming to a close and I really would like to thank everyone for supporting my art. I can't think of anything I would rather be doing.... well maybe plein air painting in field in provence, but that's still art.. isn't it?
This weekend, Sun Gallery and Gifts with be at the Handmade Wilmington Holiday Market Saturday and Sunday. I will have a sign up sheet in my booth for a free portrait by me that will be given away on Christmas!
So, get on down to support your local artisans in Wilmington, NC and maybe you will be a winner of the portrait!!
Lately, I have been working away on Christmas Gift portraits!
If you are thinking of giving a portrait for Christmas, which I think is a great (the best) gift, now is the time to put in an order.
Here is the link to get info: www.petportraitsbyclair.com
Also, December 6th, Sun Gallery is having a Coastal Christmas Show featuring New Coastal painting by me and Photography by Guy Pushée. Hope you can make it!!