Posts Tagged ‘Burson Gallery’

Sunday Afternoon in the Gallery

March 3, 2013
Show at Burson Gallery, March 3, 2013

Show at Burson Gallery, March 3, 2013

It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon in Hillsboro, Texas.  I am managing Burson Gallery today, where I am part of a group show that will close this evening.  I have posted a photo of six of my original watercolors hanging, along with a footlocker overflowing with limited edition prints.

I spent yesterday in the gallery as well.  During some of the quiet afternoon hours, I gleaned the following while reading the Journals of Henry David Thoreau:

Have no mean hours, but be grateful for every hour, and accept what it brings.  The reality will make any sincere record respectable. No day will have been wholly misspent, if one sincere, thoughtful page has been written.  Let the daily tide leave some deposit on these pages, as it leaves sand and shells on the shore.  So much increase of terra firma.  This may be a calendar of the ebbs and flows of the soul; and on these sheets as a beach, the waves may cast up pearls and seaweed.

Hemingway was content if he composed at least one true sentence after a day spent, Thoreau expresses appreciation for a “thoughtful page.”  I feel good if I have written at least a page or two in my journal, read a good section of worthy literature, or kicked out at least a watercolor sketch.  Today I am going for the trifecta.  I am beginning a watercolor sketch in the gallery, having carved out a small working space.  I already have done the journaling and reading.

I hate it when my blog languishes for as long as it has recently.  It took quite a while for my sickness to subside, and then I had to catch up on school work and gather my work for this gallery show.  I did enjoy giving a watercolor workshop last Thursday evening for art teachers in the Arlington School District.  We had plenty of fun, but alas, I forgot to take pictures of our activities, so I didn’t blog that event.

Thanks for reading.  More to follow . . .

Converted my Classroom into a “Rustic Gallery”

December 13, 2011

Rustic Christmas Gallery

My sincere apologies for this lengthy hiatus in blog posting.  School is winding down the semester and preparing to dismiss for the holidays.  In addition to the extra duties, I have been involved in a couple of art shows and competitions.  I was delighted to take 2nd place in the annual members’ show of the Desoto Arts League last week.  And I opened a group show a week ago at the Burson Gallery in Hillsboro, Texas.

Every year near Christmas time, I decorate the back of my classroom at Martin High School, converting it into a “Rustic Christmas Gallery” and sell my art work to teachers and students.  I will have my little “store” open till 5:00 every day this week, then until 3:00 next Monday and Tuesday (we meet in the mornings for final exams).  And then it is home for the holidays.

I have a new watercolor planned, but haven’t gotten enough done to photograph and post on the blog.  Hopefully I will give you a snapshot of it by the weekend.  The events around me always seem to accelerate when the holidays arrive.  This year is no different.

Thanks for reading.