Gearing Up and Getting Ready

In just 16 days, Vernon Street Studios will be swimming with hundreds and hundreds of eager art lovers.  Somerville Open Studios is one of the first major events of spring and one of the biggest art events of the year.

The studio building in which Gabriella and I do our work is one of the largest in Somerville and has the reputation for housing top-notch artists.  It has a long history as a studio building, and for that reason, it’s one of the main destinations of the event.  It’s going to be great!

If you live locally, please stop by and say hello.  There will also be after-hour gatherings on each day, so stick around and have some fun!

I have been painting like a madman trying to get at much accomplished before the big weekend.  At this point, I don’t think I will be able to fill all of my blank canvases, but I am confident that I will be able to produce enough to have a good presentation.  The last couple of days prior will be spent working on the placement, lighting and the overall set up.  It’s a lot of work but well worth the time and effort spent.

The top canvas is 24″ x 24″ and the bottom one is 16″ x 16″.  Both are acrylic and oil.

Between all of this work, I have still managed to make it to my drawing session twice a week.  The Boston Figurative Art Center is growing by leaps and bounds.  Since I started attending in December, the membership has more than doubled.  I’m also very pleased with my progress so far.  If you remember from my past posts, I came into the Center with zero formal drawing experience.  With each session, I see and feel something different, and I can slowly see things starting to fall into place.

The above drawing is 18″ x 24″ in charcoal.

Tomorrow is the opening reception at the Somerville Museum, and I will take plenty of photos to share with you all in next weeks post, but check my Facebook page this weekend, as I will probably sneak some photos  up.

Until next Thursday, I wish each and every one of you a great weekend.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and leaving your great comments, I appreciate each and all of you!

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