A Successful Opening at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet

November 6, 2013 in Landscape by joanvienot

Oil painting of canoes in front of Western Lake at Grayton Beach State ParkThe opening of my solo show at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet was as amazing as I had hoped it would be.  My fifty oil paintings, mostly framed 8 x 10’s, were hung inside the walls of the building and also were displayed on easels positioned around the gardens.  With catering provided by Grayton Beach Catering, Donald and crew teased and tempted the guests with delectables, and David served wine.  I was overwhelmed by the attendance of so many friends and fellow artists.  Assisted by Nicole, Eileen West and proprietor Cheri Peebles sold and wrapped paintings throughout the event.  Eileen proclaimed it an excellent debut.

I had painted in the Oil Painters of America’s Great American Paint-Out in Grayton Beach State Park the very day of my opening, so a sign warned attendees of the Wet Paint on my painting of Canoes at Grayton Beach State Park, above right.

I also had recently painted a couple of plein air pieces, which had not yet been posted,so here they are:

Oil painting of potted plant and cherub at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet Oil painting of fountain at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet

 

The most significant sale was one of the two larger paintings I exhibited, a 30 x 40 gallery wrapped stretched canvas oil painting of the early sunlit grasses across the bayou that I could see from my house:

Oil painting of the golden grass in early morning sunlight on Tucker Bayou, Point Washington, FL

I don’t have an exact count, but I believe the following paintings also sold on opening night, and the last one pictured sold yesterday.  Approximately 40 paintings remain on display.

Oil painting, study of water lilies Oil painting of Nature Trail at Grayton Beach State Park Oil Painting of Bayou Grass, Point Washington, FL
Oil Painting of Pelican on Providenciales 2012-1130 NC Woods 2012-1128 Breaking Dawn, Jack, AL
Plein air 2 Reflections study 2

 

The paintings in the exhibit have all been completed within the past year.