Posts Tagged ‘art festivals’

Feeling the Andy Warhol Adrenalin, Preparing for the Next Festival

September 7, 2012

Trinidad, Colorado

It’s Friday night.  My next art festival (Grapefest) begins in the middle of next week.  I have a weekend free to pursue the Andy Warhol/Factory lifestyle.  The only difference is that I will not have 21 employees working out of my studio, packaging my inventory.  But, I have plenty of coffee, plenty of time, plenty of space and two Andy Warhol documentary DVDs to keep me company as I work at finishing up some incomplete watercolors and matting and shrinkwrapping the ones already finished.

Above is my large 22 x 28″ piece from Trinidad, Colorado.  I still have plenty of ghost sign details to clean up, plenty of building left on the left side of the composition, and the street and sidewalk out front.  I hope to have this wrapped up on Saturday.  I’m getting ready to post other photos I’ve taken of the other works I’m packaging.  So, there is more to follow . . .

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Finished Store Rooftop Watercolor at Grapefest

September 16, 2011

Watercolor of Store Rooftop at Grapefest Art Festival

I arrived at my festival booth early this Friday morning, relishing the 72-degree temperature and overcast skies.  The cool breezes are delicious too.  I managed to open my booth a good 30 minutes before the gates opened, so I took out this sketch I began yesterday and finished it up just in time to hurl onto the blog.  During the slow moments of the art festivals, it’s rewarding to be able to have something creative to do with all that down time.  If the crowds don’t pick up this morning, I’ll begin another plein air sketch.  I do love the festival atmosphere.  The people here were lovely yesterday.  I’m looking forwards to more of the same today.

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