Friday, January 20, 2012
Portfolio in My Blackberry
She was impressed. She wanted to know more. Do you sell? What gallery are you with? And there I was stymied, embarrassed, and then angry with myself for being so. I told her I only sold my work out of my studio, never pursued the business and wasn't affiliated with gallery, but was thinking I should be. she stopped pinning, picked up a pencil and gave me a name of a gal with a gallery who should like my work, would show it and promote it.
When the luncheon went sour and Winter was on the wall, I downloaded a few more paintings and drawings and organized the photo section of my Blackberry. This young clerk hasn't been the only one to ask me what do I paint? I've been asked many times and never really had the words to describe what I do in that studio. With a fully rounded portfolio in my pocket though, I could show the art lovers I run into and perhaps gather some more insights on how to proceed with my venture.
The photographs shown here are from my Blackberry Portrait Album. The majority of the portraits I did were children, but there was an occasional adult. The top drawing is my granddaughter. The bottom portrait is my Daughter in-love. Below is her husband, my son and Erin's dad when he was thirteen and a very reluctant and difficult sitter. "Oh mommmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Do I hafta?"