I am so excited for tomorrow, I will be painting OUTSIDE Burlington City Hall as part of Burlington’s Culture Days events which go from Friday through Sunday. I will be creating a new acrylic painting from noon till it is too dark to mix colors, but I will probably stick around till everything is done at 10pm.
I am nervous because I plan on bringing some paintings to display in my booth (the City is providing a canopy, but it has no walls, so artist friend, Lois Shaw (she will be a guest artist in my studio during the Art in Action Studio Tour on Nov 1 &2) has offered to lend me her grids to hang the paintings. The weather forecast is very good for tomorrow, so at least I don’t have to worry about rain, but I am new to setting up outside, so I am also worried about wind and sun etc. If this event goes well though, I’ll consider applying to one or two outdoor exhibitions next summer.
The truth is, when I initially signed on to do an Acrylic Painting Demonstration, I was very casual about it. After all, isn’t it just like painting in my studio, just outside … with other people watching? I often pack my gear up and go paint in a friend’s studio, a greenhouse, or even a gallery when invited.
Then I heard about all the cool stuff the other Arts and Culture booths and individual Burlington Creatives are going to be doing, or displaying and I realized I really should take advantage of this opportunity to show the Burlington community more of my art.
Somehow though, the idea of having all my stuff outside is a little terrifying. I have roped in my brother and his wife to give me a hand with setting up and taking down everything (endless trips back and forth to the car), but I am so used to having to do all this by myself, that it hasn’t really sunk in yet.
Anyway read the Burlington Post article about what to expect tomorrow, in case you don’t get it delivered. And I hope to see you tomorrow!