Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Gallery

Hi All :)

I Hope you are having a great day (even if it is Hump Day :)

Well, a few weeks ago, I told you the exciting news that I had my work, both Mixed Media Abstract Artwork & Photography, hanging in a new gallery, "MAISON DES ARTISTES" in Lake Oswego, Oregon, YAY!!!

At the opening, I forgot to take photos of my work at the gallery and then time got away from me, you know how it goes. 

But last week a girl friend wanted to get together for lunch and then visit the gallery (it was really great to see my girl friend it has been way too long since the last time we got together) anyway, that gave me an opportunity to snap a few quick shots of my work so I could share it all with you :)

So here goes :)

reflections are always a challenge when taking photos of artwork under glass and esp. when the sun starts to shine (seriously, this is Oregon, it is usually "liquid Sunshine", lol!!! :)

so I moved around until I could get one shot of one piece without reflection (well, ok, maybe a little less at least :)

and then tried to take a shot from a sideways angle

here is my vintage desk and suitcase, very useful  for display purposes, don't you think :)

a couple of smaller pieces from me (trying to show a little restraint, lol :) , I LOVE to make big art pieces :)

I wanted to get a good shot of  "Shadow Spirits" (top right) as it has a lot of layers (which is something I do to build up texture and movement in most of my artwork :)  But again, in person you can see the textural qualities much better :)

These smaller (12 x 12) square art pieces were great fun to make; I was playing with acrylics and inks on canvas instead of on large heavy duty watercolour board or paper, again abstract (what else would you expect from me, He! He!) I love to see how different surfaces hold up after a soaking in inks :)

I have just started to put some of my Photography onto canvas the "Orange Dahlia" is the first to be displayed, I am really happy with the quality and colour, I haven't gotten around to putting them into my ETSY SHOP
 yet :)

I hope you like my little display and the mix of Mixed Media Abstract Artwork and my Photography (which can get abstract sometimes too, lol!!! :)

If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, I would LOVE you to stop by and check out all the other amazing items in the gallery; there is an eclectic mix of goodies from hats and pillows, to pottery and glass, to art and photography, to facial and body care products, jewelry and so much more :)

First Friday's there is music and lots of the Artists to meet :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Clare said...

That looks GREAT! I'm going to have to remember to stop in the next time I'm in that area. Happy creating to you!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks Clare :)

Can you believe how beautiful the weather has been today and all the lovely blossoms YAY!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Great to see your work displayed. Hope many people get to appreciate it, and some sales result!

Meeling said...

Very cool! You have it set up so nicely. I love all the colors. A very cheery looking corner!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks guys :)

It is great to have my work out there after a few years of not displaying it :)

Annette said...

What a great display, T! I wish I could see it in person. Maybe someday I'll make it to your coast!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Annette, that would be awesome :)

There is always room for you to stay, cheers, :) T.

Sharon said...

Great display! Your artwork looks wonderful against that red wall. I'll have to stop by this new gallery!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks Sharon :)

I hope you get the chance to visit the gallery :) T.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

It looks AMAZING! Seriously, I want a wall in my house to look like that, with all your pretty stuff.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Krysten, you are so sweet, thank you, that really means a lot to me :) T.

Additionsstyle said...

Fantastic display, and your artwork is amazing.
Everyday Inspired

Jaime Haney at said...

T your work looks so lovely displayed like that. I especially love your smallers works, very nice! I also love your use of your vintage suitcase, what a fabulous idea.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks guys, you rock :) T.

JacBer said...

Very excellent T! :-)

Almost Precious said...

T, your exhibition looks marvelous and your art and photography are gorgeous. Wish I could see it in person as I'm sure the real thing would absolutely blow me away.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

G. & A. it is so good to hear from you guys, your lovely words are so sweet :)

Thanks so much :) T.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

That us so exciting! I love seeing your paintings as well as your photos. What a nice setup. I use vintage suitcases like that when I do shows. They really are perfect for display.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks V. - It was fun to get this display up (with the help of my "worker bees") It has been a while since I hung my artwork in a
gallery :)

Yep, those vintage suitcases are too precious to let go of :) T.