Sunday, January 6, 2008

Opening Reception


The opening reception at The Harrison Gallery on Saturday night was awesome! There wasn't a huge crowd, but nearly everyone who came was there to meet me. And they all seemingly bought a painting or already owned one or more. One couple bought four! By the end of the evening the sales count was at eleven. Several pieces, including Red Gambrel (above), were sold before the opening. Doug and I were a bit giddy on the way home!

This is all very exciting, of course, but it is also the kind of stuff that messes with my head. Everyone was very complimentary about my work and while such feedback is great, if I start thinking how fab I am, my work really suffers. I will think every mark I make is the best, when in reality they aren't always, and I need to be able to see that.

So I indulged myself a bit last night with a satisfied feeling of pride and accomplishment, plus a little grandiosity thrown in, but today I have to shovel out the chicken crap from the hen house while it is relatively warm and then get right back to painting tomorrow. The Harrison Gallery wants larger scale paintings for their inventory before I leave for Vermont next month!

Woo-hoo!!! (Sorry, just a bit more self-indulgence, couldn't help myself:))




17 comments:

indiaartist said...

Congratulations and you deserve some self indulgence. Happy painting!

vivien said...

congratulations!!

lurker Jerome said...

Congrats, I am glad it was a great show. Its always nice to have people appreciate ones work. I really love your new pcs lots of great color.

Angela Rockett said...

Congratulations, Tracy! I am so happy for you, and sooo jealous too.

Shawn McCann said...

Congrats Tracy! Hope your studio work goes great tomorrow.

KJ said...

Thanks for the installation shots... your work makes a beautiful, cohesive show. I would agree that slightly larger works would be the next step.

Natalya said...

congratulations! that is just awesome! your show looks wonderful...

marja-leena said...

Congratulations - it looks great!

The Epiphany Artist said...

fantastic!!

Peter Yesis said...

Terrific Tracy, congratulations! Wow! The work really warms up the room.Thanks for showing us the show.

Dean H. said...

Congrats, Tracey!! Your work looks super on the wall display.

Dean

Jayne Rose said...

Isn't being giddy fun?

Congratulations on your successful show. The big red barn that sold is terrific.

What is nice about seeing your show hung is that you often do so many small pieces, that I wondered how that looked on gallery walls. Well, you answered that question for me. They look wonderful. The gallery does a great job for you.

Tracy said...

Thanks indiaartist and Vivien! I may indulge a bit more and do some shopping today:)

Lurker Jerome! Finally you have shown your face! Thanks and you are right, appreciation is always good. Now don't be a stranger here:)

Thanks Angela, but don't be jealous, shoveling chicken poop isn't all that much fun:)

Thanks, I hope so too, but so far today I have done NOTHING!

Thanks Karen, I have been toying with the larger pieces and they have all worked out quite well. Even though they are kind of a pain they are also an exciting challenge. I will keep going with them.

And thanks Natalya, Marja-leena, Teri and Peter, I appreciate the congrats!

Jayne, thanks and you are right, the gallery did an excellent job. I will be writing about that later today.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Tracey,
I would say this is a huge success for your exhibition - one I can only dream of still - LOL.
Congratulations. You seem to meet the right feeling of your customers.
I also find the way how the gallery hung your paintings very appealing. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Lisa said...

Huge big congrats to you. Sadness to me because I wanted to own the big red barn painting! It is a wonderful piece.

You rock!

Takeyce said...

Congrats on a great sho, Tracy. It's so wonderful to read bout your success!

Tracy said...

Thanks Petra, Lisa and Takeyce, so nice to hear such support from everyone-thanks all!

I do rock, that's me, a real rocker:)