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