Friday, 19 November 2010

19/11: UPDATE

I'd hoped to have started work on an English Mastiff  but have been busy with other things so .. watch this space!!

  Yesterday was the AGM of the local art Group I visited as a guest recently so I attended  and signed up for full membership next year.  Mulled wine and mince pies were served - very jolly!

Then it was off to the Horsebridge Gallery armed with sausage rolls, nibbles and wine ready for the 'Open Night' which ran from 6pm to 8.30pm.

It was packed full which was wonderful.  I think the visitors were more interested in socialising and drinking than buying ... but it was a great atmosphere.  Lots of smaller items - cards and crafts were being purchased but not pictures.

Best news was that I had Red Dots on two of my pictures.   3 pictures had sold on the Exhibition's first day (Wednesday) and 2 of those were mine!!!  It was the horse and the spaniel which sold - smaller pieces, but great news nevertheless - and the exhibition still has 6 days to go.

The 'dad and daughters' picture was despatched by courier yesterday.  It has been shipped in a dark pine wood frame which isn't to my client's taste but fits in with the other furnishings in 'dad's' home.  It was completed in coloured pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Now I'm just getting ready to 'commute' to London to meet with other Executive members of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.   The Society will celebrate its 10th year by staging a huge Exhibition at Central Hall Westminster in September.  Today's trip is to have a look at the venue (I haven't been there before) and sort out a gameplan.


  1. Isn't it a great feeling when you see those red dots Sue - congratulations and I do love this portrait you have done. The girls have such darling faces - beautiful work!!! :)

  2. Congratulations Sue!!! I'm so thrilled for you but know that your paintings are exquisite and were sure to sell.

    I like the Dad and Daughters painting a lot and, frankly, think the frame looks really good with it especially with the inner mat you've chosen.

    You've got so many fingers in different pies that I don't know how you have time to paint but will keep watching for the Mastiff.

    Have fun in London and keep on selling those paintings!

  3. That is great news that you sold 2 of your drawings on the first day! It is very hard right now because the economy is so horrible and I say that is very positive. My girlfriend has been selling over here but it is so much slower than it used to be. She goes to shows and makes her rent plus, but it is not big money like she used to do. I hope the world economy picks up soon so we can all start buying art again! I love your drawings and one day I aim to have you do one for me! I wish you continued good luck and congratulations!

  4. Thank you all so much.

    I've just got in - we shopped for a couple of christmas gifts on the way home from London and I'm exhausted!! Whatever happened to the girl who used to be up at 6.30am commute to London - do a days's work - go to the stables and ride horse, go home and get Dinner!! I'm really feeling my age (although I do think commuting is easier if you are in a routine)

    We are bringing my mum to stay for a couple of days so she can view the exhibition.. then we have to get the house ready for the decorators to come in and paint throughout whilst we sit in the sunshine for 3 weeks at our holiday home (leaving next Wednesday) .. so I'm rushing round like a maniac just now.

    I really appreciate all your lovely comments .. thank you :o)

  5. Congratulations Sue. Beautiful work.

    Your work is totally amazing and well deserved to sell many.

    Sounds like you had a great time. What do you do in your spare time Sue... I could be exhausted just reading your posts. LOL>


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