Monday, October 20, 2008

SOLO ART SHOW #1

"Because I have walked on this earth for thirty years, and out of gratitude I want to leave some souvenirs...." Vincent Van Gogh
"Because I have walked on this earth for sixty-five years, and out of gratitude I want to leave some souvenirs...." Evelyne D. Resella

FIRST SOLO ART SHOW I apologize for the delay of posting my photos during my recent art show. My son Ryan who was the official photographer during my art show was extremely busy, working and studying for his MBA. I have to wait patiently for the 300 photos he took during the event. Ryan is a good photographer and loves to do it as a hobby. The many wonderful photographs are courtesy of Ryan. Please visit his website "Ryan's Photo Blog"-
The many photos are worth waiting for. I am sharing them to my family & friends who were there and to those who didn't make it. Slow down and enjoy my art show. I 'll be posting the event photos in series, so as not to overwhelm myself and viewers. WELCOME TO MY FIRST SOLO ART SHOW! I have participated in many art shows and exhibits in the past. But every artist dreams of having her/ his own solo art show and I am no exception. Having creative goals in life makes me feel alive , fresh and younger. I designed the above handcrafted, colorful huge palette sign for my art show, displaying old worn out brushes. I glued sparkles around the palette. I also made and gave away colorful artists brushes as favors.I attached tags to the brushes w/ quote inspired by Vincent Van Gogh above, and then personalized it into my own.
MEANINGFUL PAINTINGS I did thirteen brand new oil painting for this art show. Here are some of the six brand new oil paintings (Size -30" x 48"). The theme of my art show was "Slices Of Filipino -American Heritage, Homeland And Heart." My recent paintings are inspired by real events that happened in my life and with family here in the United States and beyond its shore. These are slices of memories recreated as remembrances from a colorful heritage, with bits of nostalgia about my homeland. This is a subject that I feel needs to be recorded and noticed.
CLOSER VIEW OF THE PAINTINGS I will post these paintings one at a time on my future blog. ANOTHER VIEW OF THE OIL PAINTINGS.
ART SHOW WITH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION This was a double event. Although my family hosted this celebration, I did most of the planning and preparation. Since this was my art show, I insisted of doing it my way. I designed the centerpieces, signs, favors, brochures, programs and the set-up. I dreamed of impressionism for my theme color. Every table came with bright, different colors. I designed the simple centerpieces using colorful painted bricks as vases. I put bamboo poles- arched w/ sparkling palettes, surrounded w/ multi-hued floral and accented w/ autumn leaves. Each centerpieces were named after favorite impressionists artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, etc.
VIEW OF OIL PAINTINGS FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE.
TWO PAINTINGS FROM MY "EVENTFUL PAINTING" COLLECTIONS.
PHOTO OF PAST PAINTINGS "REFLECTIONS OF MY HOMELAND"
I exhibited three huge oil paintings that I did thirty seven years ago. Here are the lucky survivors.PRE-ART SHOW Another view of "REFLECTIONS FROM MY HOMELAND." I was putting the finishing touches on the table. I believe that people have their peak, at different times in life. I am a late blooming overachiever. I want to climb more mountains and do challenging art shows. I named my art goal - "Studio 65" - sixty-five new oil paintings completed before I reached this age. Although I had not finished even half this number, it's worth celebrating my birthday with an art show. Creating thirteen new paintings is a good accomplishment. There is no way I could have finished those sixty-five paintings! I will finish my goal in phases.FRONT VIEW OF PAINTINGS "REFLECTIONS FROM MY HOMELAND."
I was putting the labels on the paintings.
ART SHOW SET UP It was singing with colors as we displayed the paintings side by side, coordinated by colorful table clothes & centerpieces.
ANOTHER VIEW OF SET UP Simon, my grandson was taking a break.
ANOTHER OF MY HANDCRAFTED PALETTE SIGN.

WITH THANKS I am very grateful to God for making my dreams come true. I deeply appreciate my supportive husband. Because of him, I was able to paint leisurely without financial worries. Thanks for my children and grand kids for making this event a memorable and unforgettable one. Many thanks to my cousin Cely, for her culinary gift. Her talent was inspiring and made the appetizers truly beautiful. Thanks to all my family and friends who were there to share my joy and long life.
NEXT WEEK , I'll post photos about the food, entertainment and other interesting part of the celebration. Art is empowering. I encourage you to surround yourself with art, and live it. Thanks for visiting and stay tune for more.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a memorable, exciting and artistic event and wowwwieee .... it was priceless.
LYA, Rhod

Ebb Tide said...

Rhod-thanks again for your comment and for everything you have done for me. I know this event would not have been successful w/ out your undying support.

Robin said...

Had a great time at the show. Good food, great atmosphere, and of course, amazing art. Cant wait to be at your next opening again.

-Robin

Ebb Tide said...

Robin-thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad you like my art show, the atmosphere and the food. Like you, I can't wait for my next art show but first I have to paint, work and complete my "Studio65." Thank you so much for the visual presentation you did for my art show. I am so proud yo have a talenyed son like you. I will show this visual presentation on my blog sometime.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

good show

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-thanks for dropping by and saying it was a good show. I believe it was and will continue to be the topic for a year until my next one. Hope you give more ideas to top this one.

arcelsuley@aol.com said...

I am so delighted that I could be part of your celebration.

Someone said ,"The biggest regret at the end of your life won't be the things you did that you wish you hadn't.The biggest regret will be the things you didn't do but wished you had."

You did want what you have dreamed of and you should be congratulated!!!!!!!

Ebb Tide said...

Cely-Thanks for your wonderful comment and congratulations. What you said is true. I am happy to finally realize my dream. But I found out that once your dream comes true there's another dream looming on the horizon.

Julie C. said...

THanks for sharing the pictures. Very nice!

Ebb Tide said...

Julie- I am glad you think the photos are nice. There will be more photos coming up.

Rodney said...

Glad to hear you got good feedback on the art show and party. I'm sure it will be talked about for years. Now you are faced with a bigger challenge and what to do for the next one. How will you do better than this last one?

Ebb Tide said...

Thanks Rodney. I am already thinking of the next art show & party. Of couse it will be better & bigger. I just hope I will have more money by then so, I can really do it.

Rodney said...

Hi Mom! Thanks for sending those pics. Those are good pictures. I've forwarded your blog to some of my friends so they can see some of your artworks. Hopefully you will gain some more readers.

Ebb Tide said...

Rodney-thanks again. I hope my new post will stimulate my blog again. I didn't have much time to blog due to my art show. Now, I am busy updating my blog and will have new photos to show.

Linda said...

I thank Carina for introducing me to you online. You are a talented artists and would love to see your artworks at close range when the chance comes.

Ebb Tide said...

Linda-Welcome to my blog. Thanks for the compliment. I will put your name on guest list for future art show.

Raquel S. said...

Hey there! I really like a lot of your paintings. The Lord has surely blessed you with a gift that is beyond easure. You have so much to Him for.

Ebb Tide said...

Raquel-thanks for the nice compliment. Yes, God is very good to me.

the donG said...

congratulations on your first solo art show! every artist wish that!

Rey said...

very nice and colorful art. congratulations on another milestone.

Ebb Tide said...

DonG-Welcome to my blog! And thanks for your best wishes.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Rey! Welcome to my blog. It's good to have new viewers. Drop by again.

SeƱor Enrique said...

Wow! What a grand art show!

Congratulations most especially for having realized your "dream!"

Hope to see your exhibit in Manila soon :)

FilMasons NSW said...

Congratulations on this milestone!

I wish you can take a close up photo of your art like visual viscera

http://visualviscera.blogspot.com/

So we can appreciate more...

Ebb Tide said...

Senor Eric- Thank you for your best wishes. I look at the possibility of bringing my art works to Manila someday.

Ebb Tide said...

Sr. E- Sorry, I missed the word "will" on my comment. I hope you can help me w/ the art show.

Ebb Tide said...

FILMason NSW-thanks for dropping by. Yes, in the future I will show bigger photos of my paintings.
Please be patient as I wanted the informal photos to be posted first.