“Room with a View” was accepted in to the juried exhibition “Time Frame” at the Alton Mill Gallery in Caledon, ON. (Details below) Heritage, both natural and architectural, is the focus of this exhibition. Perfect, right??
I burned the midnight oil and finished the painting hours before the application was due and waited three weeks for the results. Happily, a piece of Muskoka’s heritage will be headed to a community with a rich tradition of preservation.
A little validation is a good thing, isn’t it? I conquered the BIG canvas. I can do anything!!! The view from here was great…. I guess I lingered a little too long and I forgot to watch my step. (See falling cow)
Remember the ugly WIP? Well, it went off the cliff, crashed and burned – hence no new painting with this post. Perhaps the warning should have been when even in the ugly stage, it was, well, very ugly. I really, really, REALLY wanted it to work and so I pushed days longer than I should have. And so, I must begin again. I thought I could pull this one off. I planned to donate this one to the St. Stephen’s Church in Vankoughnet to raise funds to maintain this historic building. I wanted it to be a wonderful success. I am now unable to get a single word out of my mind. OK – maybe two words:
The alternate for the fundraiser will be lovely and simple but NOT the ‘angels singing on the mountain’ I had planned. Perhaps I am being punished for my hubris (yes – I was raised Catholic – and this is an Anglican church!). It is after 2 am and I know it will take a mostly sleepless night to let go and move on. Either way, the church will get its painting.
I just need to get up, dust myself off and get back to work. I have uncovered something that is going to require much more practice. Maybe, just maybe, it will all be for the best.
Summing it up…
I guess everything in the Universe seeks balance. I guess the point is to keep working and don’t let either the successes or the disasters throw me off. Good advice, right?
“Time Frame” runs from May 28 – July 10, 2011. The opening reception is June 2nd from 6 – 8 pm. Check out my Exhibitions page for links and more information on the show… (I’ll post more when it gets closer…!)