Saturday, November 27, 2010

Maybe a Siesta isn't a bad idea...

I had a lovely Thanksgiving, our family is pretty small but we always seem to have a good time. After all the cooking, eating, more eating, football, and washing dishes (that somehow seem to multiply on their own) the day was done. This year ended on a sad note, we got a call that one of my Uncle's passed away. This wasn't a shock for he had a long illness, but it stopped the "hectic-ness" of the day and made me think that we should really enjoy the present time. My uncle was a passionate motorcyclist, he was "cool" even though he was unconventional. His last trip on his motorcycle was to drive across the country, what an awesome thing to do.

I really appreciate being an artist. I enjoy living my passion, as did my Uncle. I guess I too have an unconventional life, but so far so good. I'm doing it my way—I do have my rational moments, of course. I will enjoy the busy season, but I will take that Siesta if I feel like it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

No time for a Siesta

The last couple of days have been extremely busy, we are indeed getting closer to the holidays!

Last Friday I drove (with my parents) to a great new gallery and artisan shop, Soul Made, that exhibits my paintings in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The owners spoke to us about having a Father/Daughter show in late spring of next year. My father works in metal and creates beautiful jewelry. I am very excited about this idea, because it will be the first time that we will be exhibiting our work together. The show will be a combination of my paintings along with his artistic jewelry.

On Saturday I spent a lovely day in Lambertville, NJ, gallery sitting at the Artists’ Gallery, which I am a member. It is a beautiful co-op partnership, with a total of 18 artists. The art varies from three-dimensional sculpture to paintings, abstract to reality, with all the artists being juried in. The Artists’ Gallery is also unique in that we change exhibits on a monthly basis. We’re all very excited about our next show "Home for the Holidays", the opening will be held on Sat. Dec. 11, 2-5 pm.

Then Sunday—and throughout the holidays—I will be painting, signing, numbering, shipping, and happily keeping very busy!

I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving, maybe I'll squeeze in some time for a short "Siesta"

"Siesta" Red-river Hog, gouache © Beatrice Bork

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Time Flies...

I thoroughly enjoyed the "Salon"— one day exhibit over the weekend. There were great people, good food, a terrific blend to make a really special evening. After months of painting and preparation the day came and went... and so did some artwork. Thanks to everyone who helped in making it a successful event!

"Resilience" — Bald Eagle, watercolor © Beatrice Bork

Friday, November 5, 2010

What a Pair

I wrapped up two new paintings, just in time for the "Salon" exhibit tomorrow! I'm looking forward to the event, hope to see some of you there. The watercolors pictured here, are a male and female kestrel. They have great coloring and big attitudes for their size, a favorite of mine — among many.

"Warrior Prince" (top) and "Warrior Princess" © Watercolor by Beatrice Bork