Sunday, September 09, 2007

and on sunday we rest

Just a few images from yesterday's casual afternoon opening. I took a few photos of the gallery before the reception but when people started arriving (after I'd gotten over the "no one's coming!" moment of panic) I completely forgot about the camera. Luckily Greg remembered during a bit of a lull but was soon called back to duty, so we only have three 'crowd shots.'

OK, I admit this photo was posed:
















And this one proves that Greg does have a face:

I had a lot of fun and the time just flew by. Thanks to those who came and celebrated with us, like Kaya and Kevin, and to those who couldn't (something about it being 2200 km from Winnipeg to Vancouver...) but surprised me with a lovely gift of flowers. You guys are the best!

24 Comments:

Blogger Mei Shile said...

Yes, have a good show, Andrea!

10/9/07 4:13 AM  
Blogger nadine said...

I do love seeing a series all hanging together :-) I'm curious, when you see it all hanging in a gallery istead of at home in your studio; all the hours and effort and work (and hopefully some fun and creative discovery too), does it still feel like yours, or does it become something else?

10/9/07 6:07 AM  
Blogger Alda said...

Congratulations, Andrea! And if it wasn't for those, oh, 6,000 miles or so, I definitely would have attended.

10/9/07 6:10 AM  
Blogger Jafabrit said...

Andrea, your work looks just STUNNING on the walls. I am with alda, if I didn't live so far away I would have loved to have been at your reception.

10/9/07 6:15 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Michele: Thank you!

Nadine: In a funny way it's no longer mine the minute I've finished painting it. I'm proud of it (most of the time...) but I have no emotional attachment, so in my studio or in the gallery, it makes no nevermind. However, I really did want to see it hanging togetehr so held off until I had a venue to do that.

Alda: Thanks and yeah -- instant travel has a lot of catching up to do with instant communication.

Jafabrit: And it would've been so much fun to have you guys here!

10/9/07 6:36 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your opening and show! I wish I could have dropped by too! You look fabulous and so do your paintings grouped together. I wish you much success.

10/9/07 7:33 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I also wanted to add that your paintings are much larger than I thought - the internet does distort things quite a bit making things seem different than in real life.

10/9/07 7:37 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Cynthia: I'm beginning to think that for the large ones I need to photograph them with something to get the scale. It's so true about the way we view them on-line: the 16" ones could be the same size as the 48" ones!

10/9/07 8:14 AM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Very good exhibition... hurts that I have left far... if not visitaria it...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

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10/9/07 10:28 AM  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

I don't care if the photo is posed, it's cute anyway.
Glad about the show, and if I hadn't had this pesky vacation to deal with, I would have loved to have been there.

10/9/07 3:10 PM  
Blogger HMBT said...

Looks wonderful I only wish there were not so many mile between Kentucky and Canada!!!

10/9/07 3:34 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Congratulations, Andrea! You paintings look great on those walls:>

10/9/07 4:40 PM  
Blogger EmPrint said...

Congratulations. It all looks so good. Hope you sell lots!!!

10/9/07 6:15 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Congratulations Andrea! Your show looks great in the pics - I'll drop by the gallery later this week to see those glorious works in person.

cheers!

10/9/07 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Beautiful! I'm so happy to see it all hanging and you admiring your work in that cute picture. I bet you're ready for rest!

10/9/07 10:48 PM  
Blogger kj said...

looks just great, andrea. i hope it was fabulous!

11/9/07 1:02 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

They look wonderful and so do you.

The book I am reading now says paint what is in your heart and not what you think people will buy.

Hope you are feeling better now.

11/9/07 3:02 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks all. It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride.

11/9/07 9:19 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Fantastic, Andrea!
To see things coming together must fill you with pride.

11/9/07 9:46 AM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

Congrats Andrea ! If I lived closer I would have been there...probably with no money, but there none the less.

11/9/07 9:55 AM  
Blogger ziggi said...

hang on a minute I'm still walking!


Looks fab!

11/9/07 12:10 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Congratulations, Andrea!

(I sneeked my camera into that church you once asked me about. I still have those plants somewhere.
Will try to be good and mail them soon.)

11/9/07 1:21 PM  
Blogger CS said...

Looks good - glad you were enjoying it too much to be taking a lot of pictures durng the show.

13/9/07 5:32 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Andrea, my gratitude is posted over at my place.
:)

13/9/07 6:13 AM  

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