Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Art Show Wrap-up.


I was very proud of those hand cut black arrows fastened to our posters to guide patrons to our Mostra (show). This chap doesn't look very interested. Probably not an art lover.

Since our exhibition coincided with Maggio Castiglionese, a month of music and cultural celebrations, we weren't the only show in town by a long shot.


Those who followed the arrows would have found us tucked away in a beautiful old 13th century restored convent in the middle of the Centro Storico (Historic Centre) of town.

The exhibition space is actually the studio where we meet every Wednesday afternoon to paint. Nails would not have been a good idea in these walls, so the paintings were displayed on easels and tables.



Above is our hostess and fellow artist, Miranda who has a very demanding day job, so the fact that she takes the time out each year to mount this show is greatly appreciated.

I showed five paintings, two oils and three watercolours. Amongst all the classical oil paintings, my dead fish was a bit of a show stopper!

And finally some of the artists. Yours Truly in the middle in need of Hair and Makeup.

The whole exercise was a lot of fun and a tremendous challenge for my Italian.

Two Americans who live across the valley read about the show on my blog and made a surprise visit. Thank you Martha & Benjamin.

My artist/writer friend Sally from Sydney happily happened to be visiting too, so all in all it was a wonderful memorable week but as far as art shows go, with such a lot of standing around waiting for someone to show up, I'd rather be painting!

19 comments:

Lin said...

Robyn!! So good to 'see' you ! This looks like such a fabulous exhibit and wonderful gallery!! CONGRATULATIONS, cara!

Robyn said...

Lin - Maybe next year you'll be in Tuscany for the show!

Dermott said...

Yeah yeah, the show's over. Finally!

You owe me two weeks of tummy-tickling.

Robyn said...

Dermott - You look so cute with your new summer haircut you can have any amount of tummy-tickling. So does HWEM and so can he.

"JeanneG" said...

It looks like it was a very nice show. I am happy that you have found a group to paint with. I have found it very enjoyable to go out with my plein air group on Wednesdays. Gives me incentive to get out and do something.

Joan said...

Doing shows is an interesting experience. I don't like all the hanging around. I'm with you. I'd rather be painting. It looks like a beautiful place to hold an art show...lots of old time elegance.

Jeanette said...

Robyn, what a fabulous spot for the show and what lovely works that you've shown us a glimpse of.

It looks like it was a great success and you all had a wonderful time. I truly wish I could have been there. One of these days I will have my wander in Italy...

mARTa said...

oh I love tummy-tickling! The photos look great and so do you!!! I can imagine what fun all this must have been!!!! cin, cin!

Dermott said...

I'm here, Marta, flat on my back, waiting.

Toni said...

The show looks wonderful. How wonderful to have some blogging friends stop by.

janie said...

Congratulations.It all looks amazing, what a beautiful place for your fist show.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on a great show. Thanks for a slice of your Italian adventures.

dinahmow said...

Great venue. And I can see why your fish turned heads! Apart from the fact that it was a different style and is technically very good, it also makes a bold statement.
Well done, all round, Id say!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Robyn - how wonderful to see your exhibition and a nice photo of you and your fellow artists. :) Next time I'm sure we'd all love to see one of you standing next to your work!

Dermott - Cosmo does a great job of appearing out nowhere when you least expect it and then bouncing on your tummy if you prefer! ;)

Judybec said...

enjoyed seeing and hearing about your show experience! Your fish painting is a "killer"! The colors are beautiful and that big brown eye says so much.

Robyn said...

Cosmo - I fear you are playing with fire. :)

Thank you all - one never knows what's around the corner. I certainly never thought I'd have the cheek to exhibit my paintings in Tuscany!

caseytoussaint said...

Wow - how exciting! It looks like a wonderful day - and being a big Robyn fan, I'd have loved to come to that show.

juj said...

How wonderful it all sounds - and the gallery looks simply beautiful. Congratulations again.

Oh, and tell Dermott I'm sending a few tickles his way.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Wow, what a wonderful show! I would have been there in a heart beat if I saw your signs along the cobblestones! And how nice to see you in the group photo! Hearty congratulations to you, and do keep us updated on future exhibits. Applause!

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