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                               I AM IN MY SECOND GALLERY NOW..

      A few months ago I contacted a local St. Augustine gallery about representation.  We emailed back and forth, went on vacations, the gallery remodeled etc, and then finally we got back in touch.  The owner wanted to know if I was still interested and if we could set a date to meet.

     Well, the end result is that I began my official representation with this gallery! It is called REMBRANTZ  GALLERY and is located in St. Augustine, FL.  They have been established here in the Ancient City for many years and are a very popular destination for both locals and tourists.  Owners Kimberly Hunt and her mother Lynne are so kind and have a good eye for beautiful objects.  The shop is gorgeous and inviting, offering many delightful pieces of art for the discerning eye.

     Just as I have said previously,  do not be disappointed if it takes a longer period of time to land a gallery.  They are very busy people and they are impressed by patience on your part.  Just send a reminder email once a month or so to touch base, and be sure to keep it casual and friendly while still on a business level.

     For those of you who live close enough to visit St. Augustine during the First Friday Art Walks,  please join me on the June 1st Art Walk at the REMBRANTZ GALLERY from 5 to 8 pm!  It is located at 131 KING STREET,  ST AUGUSTINE, FL.  I have their card and LOGO below for you to see and photos as well.  Thanks for looking, and Enjoy!


 

"DAYBREAK" on the wall
30 x 48
"OCEAN MEDITATIONS" series on wall
 On a table below there will be my small paintings setting on easels.
 That way a nice variety is available!

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THE" PROCESS" OF PRODUCING A PAINTING

     It has been a while since I showed the steps I go through to produce a painting.  I am working on a large one right now, so I decided this one would be a good candidate to go through this process again for those of you that are not familiar with it.

     A friend posted a photograph on social media of a scene on the central coast of Florida.  I really liked it, so I asked her permission to paint it and she readily agreed.  This scene is of huge cumulus clouds over the sand dunes.  I knew I wanted to focus on the clouds so I chose a canvas that is 36 x 48 gallery wrap.  I have the photo below.  This is a really nice photo, but the painting will be done in lighter colors I decided.




     I painted the entire canvas a light blue for the sky including the sides.  After it dried, I went back and it was darker than I wanted (acrylics dry darker, remember) so I went back over the top third with a shade lighter…
GALLERY  REPRESENTATION!!

     Over the past months I have been giving you information and suggestions on how to approach galleries for representation.  Hopefully you have been putting this information to work for you. I had been too busy painting to actually do it myself.  I wanted to have enough work built up (20-25) that I felt was gallery quality before I applied.  Finally, I felt that I was ready and started researching galleries that were in line with my art style.  
     I decided to approach a gallery outside of St. Augustine because galleries here are large and have many national artists.  This makes it more difficult to get representation.  So landing a gallery outside this area first gives me more credibility in the St. Augustine market down the road.  Keep in mind that many artists are represented by multiple galleries!  
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