Lynne and Jamie opened their beautiful lakeside home to display as many of my paintings as I wanted to bring along, and both worked hard at making the event a special occasion for that Saturday. The whole day was a great success, with one of their daughters even making the trip over to help out. Melissa and I had some time to visit before the show, and I so enjoyed getting to know her better.
Lynne had invited friends over for the afternoon, and many of them now have new art hanging in their homes. THANK YOU to all who came and made the day wonderful. Lake living in Michigan is a special treat, particularly at this lake.
Gallery owner, Nancy Boyce, from the Golden Finch Gallery in Three Rivers, also stopped by. (She'd generously loaned us many easels to use for the show.) One of Lynne's daisy batik paintings that I'd done earlier was hanging on the wall, having been framed earlier this year by Nancy - who has such impeccable taste, her framing complimenting the painting so well. Actually, the framing Nancy selected made the painting look REALLY elegant. (This hummingbird was one of many who enjoyed the paintings while dining outside.)
Needless to say, I am still walking on clouds, so thankful for a wonderful weekend, thankful for good friends, for people who appreciate fine art, thankful for the gift of being able to create with a paint brush. It was a incredible experience.
I so appreciate Lynne's hospitality and generosity. She is truly amazing and creative. She golfs a good game, makes beautiful jewelry, is an ARTIST - a professional photographer - complete with her own dark room and studio, is an excellent chef, knows how to watercolor, and knows how to genuinely make a person feel right at home. PLUS- she puts on a mighty fine art show. Thank you so much, Lynne and Jamie, for this weekend, for your friendship. I treasure you both.
"LAKESIDE" Transparent Watercolor - 2 colors - Raw Sienna & French Ultramarine - on 140#CP Arches, 15 x 11" COLLECTED