I was one of 50 artists chosen in Clark County Washington to participate in the open studio tour. It was a huge success for me. I had about 130 potential art collectors tour my studio in two days. My son Ron and his wife Tammy were the official greeters and sales people. Their puppy pepper was the unofficial greeter. Collectively they did an outstanding job and creating a wonderful atmosphere in which to view my art while I was busy demoing how I glaze multiple layers of paint and how glazing works. Sales were brisk and my new square credit card reader was well initiated. I hope to be chosen again to have my studio open but only if my son and daughter in law are willing participants.
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS. . . .
Once again I signed up for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I will be posting a new painting on my facebook page every day at MJ Larson Paintings. Today is January 5th. I have spent the last 3 weeks in Indiana with my daughter and family. What a joy having grandchildren is. I took my old tablet with me so I could not post any of my paintings. So here are the first 5 paintings for the 30 day challenge. Check my facebook page for me. I did this last year too. They are all there. Enjoy!
What a nice honor. Artist and judge Birgit O’Connor just awarded my painting CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION first place in the fall SWWS Watercolor Show. She is such a talented and accomplished artist, I consider this a real honor. Thank you Brigit. The show is hanging at BOOMERANG in Vancouver on Main Street. It will be up for most of October. There are many wonderful pieces of art there. It is a worthwhile show to preview.
Clark County Open Studio will be Saturday and Sunday the 11th and 12th of November from 10 AM until 5 PM. My studio is number 26 on the map. Postcards of the show listing the 50 studios that are open on the tour as well as printed maps are available at many locations, especially art galleries in Vancouver. All this information can be downloaded from the CCOpenStudio.org. The map there is wonderful. Just click on a studio in the Google Map and it will identify your location and give you directions on the best route to the studio you have just clicked on. Hope you will enjoy several studios and stop by mine on your tour.