Open studio

Open Studio, Oct. 11, 2009, photo originally uploaded by ahtravis.

Open Studio, Oct. 11, 2009

My first Open Studio was fun and, I believe, enjoyed by all:  the artist, her family, friends and collectors and the students and their friends.

It’s fall here and we pursued a fall theme with the preparations.  I pitched the canopy outside the door of the studio. The canopy is industrial grade because my “good buy” purchased last summer for $50.00 collapsed after 3 installations.  The weather could have been beastly but as it was we had the only lovely day in two weeks!

I had purchased a fire pit and arranged lawn chairs around a gentle fire.  The chairs were occupied most of the time.  A steady blaze is so soothing and the guests lingered to visit.

I prepared hot mulled cider, banana nut bread and oatmeal cookies.  Students brought fresh fruit, cheeses and wine.

The studio, a former blacksmith shop constructed in 1886, was comfortably full throughout.  Though I sold no paintings my students sold many.  I collected the names of several persons who were interested either in lessons or my plein air painting group.  The students were pleased with the event and I felt it was a successful effort in furthering my painting activities and contacts.

I will repeat the event next year.

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3 Responses to Open studio

  1. lesliepaints says:

    What a wonderful idea! Bravo to you and your students Travis!

  2. Oneida hammond says:

    It was very well done. Congratulation.

  3. Rachel says:

    oh, how i wish i had been there! i didnt know there was a firepit…

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