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After 6 weeks of painting the 25 painting series “Looking Through Windows” is done.

If you live in the Sacramento area, please come and see the exhibit! It will be exhibited at the 20th Street Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on display November 11 – December 24, 2009. To see a preview of the exhibit, check out the gallery’s blog here.

I photographed all the paintings and turned them in yesterday.  While I was at the gallery, I received some postcards and my sample piece that I turned with my application for the exhibit.  That reminded me that I haven’t shared this yet —  here is my sample piece,  “Rooftops”,  oil on canvas paper:

sample - rooftops

To get ready for the exhibit, I put the images together in the order I would like them to hang on the wall.  I decided to order them based on color instead of when I completed them.  I think it looks nicer this way.  The five on the bottom will not hang in the exhibit initially, they are extras and will be hung as pieces sell from the exhibit. And thus they are my least favorites.  Here they are all together (click image to see larger):

Windows Series

It’s amazing what a person is capable of under stress.  If you remember my last update was titled “yikes!”.  At the end of week four I had less than half the paintings completed and in the last week and a half, I finished the rest.  Here are some larger, individual photos of my favorites that I haven’t already shared in previous posts:

stained-glass

red-dice

rain-drops

moroccan-window

meteora

deep-sea

plane-view

Less than two weeks to go.  And I’m still behind. In fact, I’m a bit stressed out. At this point I need to finish at least one a day. So … I spent today sketching out all the remaining paintings and started painting a few of them. I feel a little better that I have a plan for each. But I need to work faster. And some of these remaining paintings are going to be simpler and less detailed so that I don’t run out of time.  In the interest of time, I will only share with you the 5 I finished last week (no in-progress shots).  And here they are:

w_Snow_FINAL

w_reflection_FINAL

w_Moon_FINAL

w_Ferry_FINAL

w_Cafe_final

I may not post next week. We’ll see if I find the time. If I don’t, the next post will show all 25 completed paintings. Stay tuned!

Hello again.  Another week. Still behind, but I am closer to my goal.  Here’s what I accomplished this week:

Finished: Japanese GardenJapaneseGarden_FINAL_web

Also finished: City Flat with Flower

City_Flat_FINAL_web

And Hummingbird (though very slightly different from last week’s post)

hummingbird_FINAL_web

Close to complete: Moon

Moon_prog_web

And Cafe window.  I am going to add a sheer curtain halfway down the window.

Cafe_prog_web

This snowy window is about halfway done — I still need to add icicles and window frame.

Snow_prog_web

This graffiti wall is also halfway complete.  The window will be run-down warehouse style.

graffiti_prog_web

Just started: Burano Reflection

Reflection_prog_web

And Ferry view/ Sailboat

Ferry_prog_web

I also have 2 more sketched out on the panels. One – a serene beach scene from a hut. The other – fish through submarine window.  And if I finish all these by the end of the week, I will be on track.  So … I’ve got quite a bit to do.  Have a nice week and please check back for week 4 update next Sunday.