Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday Sojourn

There was a fine art show at the Venice Art Center this weekend.  I am always in awe of artists, especially painters.  The selection at the show included oil. pastels, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, pottery, photography, and jewelry.

I did not linger over the jewelry.  It was beautiful, but I seldom wear jewelry and so I already own more than I really need.  

But, oh, my, there were some breathtaking works on exhibit.  Photographing was not allowed.  I was not feeling very wealthy, but I did get myself some prints.

The matted print was done by a woman on my street who was a crafter for years but then took watercolor painting lessons after a bout of cancer.  Her work is lovely, so filled with spirit.  I plan to take that one home with me.

The beach chair, done by another artist, will go over my computer desk in the Florida house.  The same woman did the wedding pavilion, located at the Bay Preserve in Osprey.  I had taken a picture of that the previous week when I was scouting around.

I also bought this ceramic fish.  I plan to hang it in the kitchen.

As you can see, I kind of go for the fish motif here at the Florida house.  Here they are swimming on the wall of the lanai.
 And here they are in the little cupboard on the lanai.

And on the table.
I had a great day!


Tabor said...

YOu are turning into a Floridian. Reminds me of the home of my in-laws. Always the soft colors and the sea themes. Fine art shows are always and inspiration.

Muffie said...

I love all your choices! Glad you had a great day!

Sextant said...

Hmmm! That third painting down looks a little familiar:

Arkansas Patti said...

You really got some nice work. I really like that beach chair one. Brings back memories of basting on the beach.

Olga said...

I am kind of a Florida girl at heart.

Olga said...

Yes, I see wat you mean. Very similar indeed.

Retired English Teacher said...

I love the things you picked out. I need you to come and help get my house decorated!

Linda said...

I'm back from my blogging break. Check my post for today, you'll find it interesting.

I do believe you are a Florida girl. Do you have times you long for Vermont in the way you long for Florida?

Linda Reeder said...

Good for you for buying art, supporting local artists, and having fun decorating your Florida house.

Olga said...

Not really--although I do miss my friends and family. If I could get them all down here, I would be quite happy!

So good to hear from you. I have been thinking about you lately. That article was something else.