Paintings can have a powerful way to evoke emotions, as I experienced yesterday during the third Sunday of the Lobby Gallery at the Lakeside Hotel.
At the front of my table I had again displayed one of my latest paintings, We Are Not Alone, this time with a spotlight directed at it. The light really brought out the textured surface and the painting got lots of attention. Some people suggested another orientation and we had a lot of fun turning the painting upside down (looked quite good), or sideways, which was less flattering.
She now was an advocate for the victims and shared her story through lectures to make people aware of the wronged indigenous people.
Bella, you made a big impression on me, thanks for sharing your story on accord of my painting!
On a lighter note: although I did not sell any paintings yesterday, I had great fun talking to everyone who stopped at my table. Carol brought over several people, who had seen her display, to introduce me to them as “the teacher”.
And at the very end of the show Barb Hofer and I exchanged a painting, so technically we both sold a painting!
In exchange Barb took one of my latest Hills & Trees paintings: