Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Delivery To Williamstown
Today, Doug and I are driving to Williamstown, MA, in order to deliver my work to The Harrison Gallery. I always enjoy these trips. I am usually filled with relief to be done with everything, for the moment anyway, and when Doug comes with, we always enjoy having a few hours of uninterrupted conversation,
The painting that I have posted today is one that I am very happy with and if we had more wall space I might consider keeping it. But we don't, so I am not and so it will be included in the show. Anyway, it's a big panel and the whole thing, start to finish, just burst right out of me. I can't explain it any better than that. I like the colors, the tree and I don't know what made me do it, but I especially love the blue at the horizon line on the left side. It's quite different than how I usually resolve those areas. And now, as is my habit, I will probably do that in every painting I do until Doug shakes me and tells me to stop!
So if you are anywhere close to the Berkshires this weekend, please come by the opening on Saturday, January 5, 5-7pm to see this fab painting for yourself, and/or to meet me and Doug. Or if you feel a bit shy about that, at least visit the gallery sometime in January, the show will be up until January 31st.
Oh, and I came across this article about the show. I think it is a press release from the gallery as much of it comes from my artist statement. Not the adjective "passionate" though. While I love to hear my work described as that I think my face would turn beet red if I ever described my own work as passionate!
Posted by Tracy Helgeson at 8:27 AM
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Love this painting. Great colors and oh how I love your barns!
The painting is beautiful, Tracy--I can see why you'd want to hang on to it for yourself! It's certainly a wonderful start to your New Year.
Wow! Great red. I can understand why you are happy with this painting, Tracy. I love the scrumbled blue line contrasting with the firm clean line of the right side of the barn.
So, you must be feeling better now?
Good luck, Tracy. That is a very good painting.
Ok, having lurked long enough, I just emailed my husband the link for the show and will get over to there before the end of the month. I want to see your work in person. I love the scale of it and the colors. Great Work.
Thanks Ann, I do occasionally keep a piece, usually one that signifies a shift in my work. But I will very happy if someone who loves it, buys it too:)
Thanks Susan, and yes, I am feeling just fine now. I had to, in order to get the work done for this show!
Glad you have delurked Michelle, and I am very glad to hear that you may visit the show! I hope you enjoy it.
I just love the joy which radiates out of this painting. Good luck with the show.
Beautiful painting! I love that rare, rare painting that just bursts forth.
Wish I could come see the show. Best of luck!
What works for me, and this painting really does, is the all red take of the barn. Cool.
Olga, what a wonderful compliment. Thank you!
Thanks Angela, you are right, it is just the best feeling when those paintings come right out.
Thanks Casey, up until recently I have avoided painting the barns red, but now I am on a red binge! I especially like the red and the light blue/green sky that I am using together.
Hi Tracy...I read your post this morning & have been thinking on & off today about letting work go that I seem to have more of an attachment to. Have you ever regretted selling any pieces?
That's a red barn alright. Intimidating how it dominates the landscape like its angry and getting ready to leave. ;-)
Hi Elizabeth, No I haven't really. Maybe I should be more attached to my work, but I'm really not. I do keep a piece now and then, not because I can't part with it, but because it signifies some sort of development.
I may write about this in a post.
Thanks Bill, yes, that barn sure does have attitude. Not sure how I did that, but maybe that's how it happened.
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