Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dry Dock

Gosh it's almost mid-Feb - time has just slipped by.

In January I seemed to be on the go the whole time, with 3 exhibitions to paint for.  And then on top of everything it's been so darned hot!  It must be the hottest January we've had in years with temperatures in the mid-30's (C that is).  The other day, I'm sure it topped 40!  But it's cooling down a little now, so the energy levels start to rise again.

I did rather well at the last exhibition which was the South African Society of Artists Merit Exhibition which I qualified for last year.  Sold a total of 5 paintings which was rather nice.  Considering on the previous 2, I only sold one.

This is one that sold.  It was done from a photo taken whilst plein air painting (or trying to) at the Waterfront in Cape Town centre.  It's called Dry Dock.


I had a quick trip around all my blogging friends, but haven't left any messages.  Will try and revisit in the next day or two.  Thanks for putting up with my tardiness!

21 comments:

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh its sooo good to hear from you again! Its nice that you stay so busy!
We love this painting-- it really is beautiful!
love
tweedles

Anthony Duce said...

Like the painting. Congratulations on the sales. Sounds like a very busy life.. The right way to live.

Two French Bulldogs said...

LOVE it
Benny & Lily

Prabal said...

A BIG CONGRATULATION Liz.. 5 paintings sold. That is awesome. And this painting is lovely. It has a great mood. And that warm patch inside the cool painting works so well.

Sharon Wright said...

Now that is an achievement! Though I am not surprised, your paintings have such feeling. Love this one, it is stunning.
I have missed you, but I am so pleased your life is full to the brim!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Congratulations on all those sales, Liz!! I love this one too. Hoping the cooler weather stays with you for a bit too. We're heading into the warmer weather here very soon. Personally the one season I could gladly skip is summer. Not a heat/humidity fan at all! The only good of summer, to my mind, is baseball!

hmuxo said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Liz for selling 5 paintings..That's wonderful!! and so deserved. This last painting is so beautifully painted and another winner.!

Elizabeth Anderson said...

What a wonderful start to the new year!

padmaja said...

Congratulations Liz ,well deserved! I love the simple shapes that make a stunning piece here!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Hi Liz, Congratulations on the sale! This is such a lovely painting! The yellow is really eye-grabbing! Thank you for commenting on my work :)
Now we are gearing up for the summer!!

Marty said...

it's great that you sold paintings !
and it is nice to imagine your painting hanging in a home and people who enjoy it ! congratulations LIZ ! your work is wonderful !
So hot in your country, so cold in mine !
wish you a nice day
bisous

Sue Pownall said...

I can see why it sold, it's lovely.

Barbara Pask said...

Congrats on the sales, love this one with such beautiful blues.

Cathy Gatland said...

I love the subject - so Cape Town! - and the composition, the colours - in fact everything about this painting Liz, great to see you back and doing so well with exhibitions and sales. I'm not surprised either!

Harry Kent said...

Love those blues with just a touch of red and yellow on the paint pot. A fresh and lively subject. What a great start to the year.

As for leaving comments, Liz, don't worry. It's a real issue for me. I love to see what below bloggers are doing, feel leaving just a global sort of word is not doing them justice and so tip-toe away. The peoblem is time. How do i paint AND blog?

So the only solution i can see is for everyone to hang loose. Write when you can, paint whenever moved to, visit blogs in between. If we all take the long view, over a period of months, we can see the consistent pattern of interest and engagement.

Yey, let's hear it for all bloggy friends and fellow artists.

Vern Schwarz said...

Lovely painting Liz. You picked a great subject and nailed it. Love that yellow pail.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I don't know HOW I missed this one Liz...It is absolutely stunning! I was so mesmerized! Sorry for the tardy response, but worth it to tell you I LOVE IT!

Marian Fortunati said...

Every time I see your newest work, it's better than the last!!!

Way to go, Liz!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you everyone for your great comments. I enjoyed this one.

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