Today. before we visit more Autumn and Art, I'm beginning with a spread I created for Art Journal Journey. Our wonderful host Valerie chose Indian Summer, which inspired this entry.
I've never claimed to be a painter or sketcher. In fact, I thought my trees were probably
But I found a quote that seemed to cover the colors I associate with autumn, so used it.
I knew I would never be able to paint a bunch of leaves, so I drew a leaf on a small white eraser and cut it out using a paring knife. The things we do when we don't have the tools we need!
Two yellows, red, and orange go nicely with the quote and the leaves.
We're back to some high end art at Autumn and Art, the art fair held every mid to late September. Note autumn has definitely not arrived here. Only the paintings/photography show what autumn should look like.
While trying to catch up with my friend Sally, I wanted to clarify this art show. Some called it a craft fair the other day, but in a craft fair, you pick the show you want to display your art, pay for the booth or table, and collect either all or a percentage of the profits.
In a juried show, experts from various disciplines decide if you will be allowed to show your art. You still have to pay for the booth, but you also have to be accepted by the judges.
I had very little time to take photos, especially those I liked, such as the triptych above.
I even skipped a few booths trying to keep up. This was not a place I would have stopped, though.
Although I couldn't read the price on the tag, if I remember correctly, it was $245.00 (USD)
I purchased one of those mail boxes one year. It's a savings bank.
You would need a large wall to display these triptychs.
These painting did nothing for me,
and apparently, the jewelry did nothing for Sally.
These were clever,
and I stopped to take a few
just because they made me smile.
I stopped and admired these. I envisioned the tall one in a room with only a chair and that sculpture.
I'm sure some of these will make my painting friends happy.
This was a technique I wanted to learn more about, but the gentleman had a possible paying client, so even though I waited around a few minutes,
I had to move on because Sally was not about to stop for me to ask questions. When I looked through the brochure, he had no web site I could visit to learn more about his art.
A couple of quick photos
of these unique pieces, and I was off again. Not only did I like these pieces, I liked the lifts he used to display them.
It was time to take a breather, so I could catch up with Sally
and wait for yet another day because we are only about 1/4 of the way through this art show.
While I catch my breath, please visit Art Journal Journey where Valerie's theme is Indian Summer. I'll be there, too.