Saturday, January 16, 2010

Painting #4 and pictures from an exhibition

Summer Tree
oil on canvas
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
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With all of the cold, snowy weather we have experienced around here lately isn't it nice to think about a warm and sunny summer day? I enjoyed painting this little tree, bathed in warm sunlight and summer wild flowers scattered all around.
Last evening was the reception for our exhibit hosted by our local arts council. The professor had his exhibit scheduled for their main gallery months in advance. At the very last minute the artist they had scheduled for their smaller, upstairs gallery had to cancel so the director asked if I would be able to fill the spot. It took a bit of scrambling but we pulled it off. We liked the wording they used on their sign out front.
Here is one wall of my work in the upstairs gallery. I have 12 pieces on display altogether. Four pastel paintings and 8 colored pencil works. We had a very nice turn out for the reception. It was surprising just how many people had no idea that colored pencil could be a fine art media. I spent a lot of time explaining my process in creating these works.
Kiddo snapped this photo of me standing next to her favorite work of mine that is in the show. We are all longing for warmer temperatures and a little coastal scenery these days.

22 comments:

MaryO said...

Congratulations on your show, Ann, and thank Kiddo for that lovely photo of you! I love your summery painting, it really brightened a gloomy day for me!

Shirley said...

Thanks so much for taking pictures from your exhibit! So nice to meet you in the photo. I'm glad that the reception was great....

freebird said...

Great photos. Did you sell any? I sure hope so. Glad to "see" you to put your picture with your name.

freebird said...

I forgot to mention I just love the tree painting. It's terrific.

marancat said...

As soon as I saw your summer tree, I felt my spirits lift!
Congratulations on your exhibits - hope you sold lots!

Leslie Hawes said...

Oh, Yes! Warm air coming form that brilliant painting!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! I am really enjoying your series. You do such lovely work! That's great about being in the exhibit. As soon as I read your title I started humming, too... (Pictures at an exhibition). :) Good to see your picture! I hope you have a wonderful exhibit!

nanke's stuff said...

It's so nice to be reminded that even tho it's a long way off, summer is on its way. Thanks for the lovely painting to remind us! nancy

Jennifer Rose said...

congrats on the exhibit :D so many people don't realize how much coloured pencil can do, it can be nice explaining to people how much can be done

I wish it was a bright here as it is in your painting :) the texture of the leaves is so well done :)

Deborah said...

The painting of the tree is beautiful! Congratulations on the exhibit and thanks for sharing it!

Teresa Mallen said...

Congratulations on the exhibition!! Your daughter took a lovely photo of you. :-)

Drawn2Life said...

The Jones House...how I love the Jones House! And your painting makes me long for spring/summer in Boone! Congrats on your opening! Mom said that they are saying it may be a milder winter from here on...I hope so!

raena said...

I am not sure why I never connected you with the "professor", because I follow both of you! And he even has a painting of you at the table! (slaps forehead) What an exciting, creative household you must have!

Love the tree, needed that bit of sunshine! And congratulations on getting to show your work!

MILLY said...

Glad to see the painting projects. You must have enjoyed using brighter colours at this time of the year.
Well done putting together the exhibition, hope you had lots of lovely compliments.

Phyllis said...

This is a jewel. I've stood up and walked back to see it from distance; I've squinted; Finally, I sat here and remembered summer days in the mountains. A jewel.
The Jones House show looks wonderful - Complimenti to you both!

AutumnLeaves said...

Found your blog through your husband's Ann, and am bookmarking it as well. I love your works. That Path - painting #1 is just gorgeous. Looks like a place to take refuge on a hot day. Oh to be walking that beautiful path! Congrats on showing with your husband and being able to get all that last minute framing done!

Ramona Davidson said...

How wonderful that you and your husband Gary (who I did not realize was married to you) have painting and art shows to share with. Both of you are outstanding painters. Good work too on the above tree.

Krista Meister said...

Ann, this is a beautiful painting. Makes me long for summer.

Glad to hear you had a great time at the show. The venue looks lovely and of course, so does your artwork.

Heard any follow up on the exhibition yet?

Ellen said...

So very happy for all of you! I hope your joy was overwhelming! Love this painting too!

Alex said...

Fantastic looking exhibition, and everything seemed to be glowing in a very calm and steady fashion... One look and you could tell it's Ann's signature all over.
Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts, and sketching in public has and will always be hard for me. :)Feels good to be back and hearing from the EDMers!

Ann said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! I really appreciate you all stopping by and yes, we had fun at the reception but no, haven't checked in with how it's been going since.

Teresa said...

Ann! What a GORGEOUS painting!

Congrats on the Double Nemcosky exhibit.... so much talent in one famiy!

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