People think what I do for my “day job,” being an artist is wildly exciting. Well, actually, it’s not.
And one of the reasons I enjoy blogging the Newburyport Blog is that in those long hours of sitting by myself putting down one brush stroke at a time, the happenings in Newburyport, MA give me something to think about.
And when I get “stuck” and don’t know what to paint next, I sit down and work on a post for the Newburyport Blog. And usually after working on the post for a while, I look at whatever wayward painting is giving me “trouble” at the time, and go, “Ok, I know what to do with you now.”
(If you think I talk to birdbaths (see earlier entry), just imagine the conversations I have with my own actual creations.)
So, in its own way, the Newburyport Blog has become part of my creative process. Which has been a surprise and is pretty “cool.”
And a nice thing happen to moi (as an artist, not the blogger).
A New York City realist gallery contacted me and they have taken a few of my paintings and will include them in a couple of group shows this year.
This happened a few of weeks ago.
The Gallery is:
The Sherry French Gallery
601 West 26th Street
NYC, NY 10001
The first show called “Mainly Maine, Landscape Paintings from Maine and Beyond,” opened September 5th and goes through September 29, 2007.
Mary Baker © 2007
Oil on Paper
6″ x 20″
Getting contacted by a New York gallery is nice. And seeing the artwork hanging in the heart of “Chelsea,” that has now become the heart of the art world in NYC, is nice too.
Mary Baker (professional artist’s name) Eaton