Fall Doings Notes
After a long and difficult summer, it’s time to be joyful for temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s for early fall in my neck of the woods and my fall doings. I’m out early most days on Deer Woods Trail to walk, read animal tracks, and watch the subtle seasonal changes. It is a great way to get my mind on the business of the daily painting session to come.
October is quite full this year with a big event at Fair Oaks Farm in Evinston, FL, the Autumn Paint Out October 27-November 3I am a volunteer for that event. I also have my annual Hot Dog Party on October 19th. Then there is a show with a tree theme at Blackbird Gallery in Micanopy to benefit Friends of Payne’s Prairie. November 29th, 3-6 PM.
i’ve been doing a lot of 4×4 and 8×10 paintings for the last several months. They seem to be popular. Unfortunately, I live in an area of Florida where the market is quite low end. Most of the artists in my area charge very low prices. They charge from a third to half what I charge for my work. Regionally, I am about in the middle of the price range for professional Florida and southeastern artists. It is hard to sell locally with so many artists charging so little, but I do sell my smaller work well here.
In January 2020 I will gradually be moving my studio in the city, home to my Country Studio. The store where my retail studio is located will be moving to a smaller space without room for me. Due to this change, I have been slowly fixing up the Country Studio with a tea room, and making my studio as pretty and nice as possible for guests. It will work out and I’ll only have one studio to manage. I’m looking forward to hosting parties out here where it is beautiful!
More musings for artists and collectors to come…..
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