Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Early Evening Calm


Early Evening Calm, 16 x 20 in.
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I've been off the grid for a bit, slammed at home, but have lots to say! First, fantastic news to report.....it's official, I'm now proud (ecstatic, elated, etc.) to be represented by Davis Gallery (no relation) here in Austin!! I feel like I may have to say "no relation" every time I mention the gallery, but really, no, I don't own a gallery! This has been brewing since the show last spring, but I'm officially on the website now, and hope you'll all check it out. Here's the link: davisgalleryaustin.com/artists.davis.html. Click on my bio in the top right corner for more info. :)

Second, last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of Scott Christensen's and Quang Ho's show at the Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas. The opening was Friday, and they had a demo on Saturday morning, which was delightful. Their work was amazing, and Insight represents many other of my favorite artists, whose work was also on display, so it was a treat to be there.

And last, I love this painting above--can I say that?? I feel like I crossed some invisible threshold with it. It's based on a study I did of the cottonwoods this summer, and I actually did another one this size first, then began a new canvas, correcting things the second time around that I didn't care for in the first enlargement. I came out of the summer with plenty of "tree inspiration," and this is finally one of the products.

-julie davis


9 comments:

Samantha said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments...and many more I'm sure to come! The painting is Beautiful and what a great thing that you actually love it yourself. (I guess that's one of the hardest parts!)

Kathy Cousart said...

Totally agree and love the painting here. I just knew all the studies and time you put in this summer would come together for you and you would feel it. Yay on that and also on the Davis Gallery. Sweet and well deserved. And to get to attend the opening of Scott and Quang must have been so inspiring! You go Julie:)

Johanne Morin said...

Nice painting! All your tree studies are paying off. Congratulations on your new gallery representation, you deserve it!

Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations Julie!!! I'm so, so happy for you! And this painting is gorgeous... really beautiful!!!

Barbara M. said...

Great news, and also great news that you love your painting. Me too. I love it. Congratulations all round.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Randy Saffle said...

Big news! Congrats. I'm happy for you. I see many more great paintings like this one in your future.

I wish someone would open a "Saffle Gallery" so I"m forced to say "no relation" all the time.

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Just started looking at your blog; beautiful color harmony.

mary maxam said...

Congrats on Davis Gallery, terrific!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

This is a wonderful painting, great that you love it! Love the way you handled the trees like they're whispering secrets. Such a wonderful feeling when you cross that invisible threshold! Congrats on the Davis Gallery!