Wow! What a week and a half it has been. I am both exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. The whole exhibition was a huge success and when I get back down to earth it will be the inspiration I need to get painting again.
The Chapter House is the most beautiful room to use for an art exhibition, it is so easy just to prop the paintings on the Cannons seats around the room, and although the morning light is a little dark until the sun is above the window levels, the paintings do look great. Although I say it myself I was enormously proud of how it all looked.
I am really pleased by the amount of work that was sold and delighted that I was able to contribute to the Cathedrals coffers (They take 15% of sales which is very good) Hopefully I will continue to be asked back each year and already have next years date.
During the course of the 10 days there were some quiet moments so I enjoyed myself by painting a couple of images. The visitors, especially the children enjoyed watching me. I painted some poppies (which was finished too late to mount and frame) and some sunflowers ( which sold instantly!). I will keep the sunflowers for a later post, but have included the poppies below. Hope you like it!