Monday, March 28, 2011

All Pretty Maids in a Row

Over the past few weeks I've been getting ready to host an Open Day which is taking place on Thursday. A friend and I have decided to put our talents to use and start a little venture. She makes jewellery and has wonderful contacts for hand made frames, sterling silver jewellery and dresses. I have mountains of paintings and have also started a small handmade jewellery line. On Thursday we have invited a few other girls to sell wonderful goodies with us and will bring along their gorgeous pewter home-wear, sea-grass mats, throws handbags and designer clothing. I hope it'll be a success as I enjoy ladies events like this where you can breeze around with a cup of tea or champagne and enjoy a lovely afternoon in a relaxed market feel environment. At the moment I need to work out prices for my art which is not easy as I have no idea how to charge. But I'm sure I'll work out a formula which will be appealing to the ladies.

In between pricing and labelling my jewellery the other night, I painted a painting of an idea I've had in my head for a while and thought I'd get stuck in and paint it. Not too sure that it's exactly what I wanted to achieve but, but I thought I'd post it anyhow for you to see and comment on. I was hoping for messier loose strokes, but the style of art I do - wasn't able to achieve it!
This might just be a good exercise for another.

Have a great week every one.

14 comments:

martinealison said...

Je suis certaine que tu vas faire un tabac!!! avec cette belle initiative. Tu es si talentueuse qu'il n'y a aucun doute tu vas vendre beaucoup de tes oeuvres.
Ces iris sont très délicatement peints...
Je t'envoie plein de bisous.

RH Carpenter said...

Oh, this is lovely!!

Debbie said...

Thank you Martine... I'm sure it'll be a great day. Thanks for your thoughts.

Thank you for your encouraging words Rhonda.

Sandra said...

These are just GORGEOUS!!! It sounds like you are having such a busy time at the moment and I'm glad because it's clearly inspiring you to paint :0)

Pat said...

Really love this!
Mat it up and include it on your venture, and I bet it will fly off the shelf!

AtelierBrigitte said...

These are so beautiful!

jane minter said...

all the best with your new venture tomorrow debbie ... beautiful iris debbie

Cathy said...

Your irises are stunning! I love them! So fresh! And the dripping gives them a twist. I'm in my "dripping-phase" at the moment too! ;-) Something in the air?

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

so beautiful! I love the composition and the background fade above the flower heads, really effective, I could look at your work all day! :) Jules

Drizel said...

Very Talented painter, and GO FOR the NEW VENTURE, hope it is a huge sucess:)

Erna said...

I really like the way you've painted these irises!

Sadami said...

Dear Debbie,
...your work is always beautiful and lovely...!!!
Kind regards, Sadami

Page And Paint said...

Lovely blog, Debbie. I have added you as a link on my blog. Barbara

Debbie said...

You are all so wonderful... thank you for your really encouraging comments. I have had my hands full the last few weeks and neglected you all, I'm sorry, but promise to add to my blog soon. I'm really missing my brushes!!!! :(