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Thursday, September 5, 2013

That Time of Year . . .

"Sonoma Foothills"
Watercolor 22 x 30 inches
OMG!   It's that Tuff time of year again!   I am spending most of my time preparing for my annual Open Studio.   I know!  It is only the first part of September.   Truth be known, I have been prepping since the last ten days of August . . . .and not without a few challenges!
This year, I will be away during September, giving a workshop at the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention in Sarasota, Florida.  Then I return home only to leave again to judge an art show.
By the time I return from all that stuff, I will have but a short ten days to be ready to receive guests who come to see the art work . . . .and there will be PLENTY of NEW WORK.   
Painting en plein air nearly every Wednesday really makes the paintings pile up!   I have actually had to cull out the "non qualifying pieces" in order for there to be room.

There will be lots to see . . . . .20 new beautiful oil paintings . . . . and as many new watercolors . . .along with a few special pieces that I happen to think deserve the honor to be included.

So, Save the date, Friends!!  October 5,6 and 19,20.   Drop me an email for address and directions!  mebaileyart@comcast.net



2 comments:

Joyfulartist said...

I look forward to meeting you at FWS.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Wonderful painting Mike!