Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In two more days it will be happening! There will be an opening of an exhibition, and the twenty four paintings displayed are mine. I still can scarcely believe it!
It is less than two years ago, that I started painting. Very small and humble in the beginning, only in a little sketch book. Slowly I got braver and repainted some of the journal entrees in a larger scale. I posted about it here and here and six months later here.
I started to seek information and acquire knowledge from the Internet. How to contrive a consistent body of work, where to find inspiration, how to focus on originality and a recognizable "line", how to welcome the muses when they knock on the spirit door. I learned the properties of acrylic paint, to prepare a canvas, to varnish the finished work, to fix the hanging device, how to find a title and the best way to write it, how to sign, and last but not least how to price a painting.
I received advice and encouragement from a knowledgeable woman who generously evaluated my labor and said it is art. Yes, well, I got serious with the painting thing. But to approach a gallery? That certainly needs much more courage. A very dear friend had some connection and helped me in that matter. The curator and the manager of the gallery loved my work and they decided on an exhibition date - which now has arrived, it is the day after tomorrow.
I am very excited, please wish me luck!
All my paintings were professionally photographed by Karin Tal