Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gallery Grand Opening Nov 1st 5 - 10 pm!

Please join me this weekend for the Grand Opening of the Decatur Gallery!
Join us for wine and appetizers and a chance to meet the artists and artisans in residence at the Gallery.  Location is:  153 Ponce de Leon Place, Decatur Georgia 30030.
Food compliments of Taco Mac's catering division. Coffee from Dancing Goats and tea from Lifestyle Teas. Wine provided by AFFPS.
What's with the car you ask?
 That's Joan Crawford's 1956 custom Bentley.  She'll be on hand also.
 (The car, that is.)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dawn wins award in Destin & picks up a new gallery!!

Lots of things happened this weekend in Destin. I won an award that came with a cash prize, sold a few paintings and picked up a new gallery. I also discover that doing out of town shows with other artist friends is a lot more fun that having dinner by yourself. Thanks Ann and Anita! All in all it was a good weekend. Of course one of the painting I did sell, was the "Wine Truck" that I was going to re photograph.(See next entry for photo of "Wine Truck").  It alway nice to sell a piece the first time it is shown.

I met Sandy from the Beau Spirt Gallery on Sunday and she expressed interest in my work. I decided to stop by on my way out of town and see what I thought of the gallery. I liked both her and the space. So, I signed a contract and left 5 painting to begin with. 

I am tickled that my paintings are getting attention. I will keep my fingers crossed and keep painting! 

Cheers!  Dawn

Ann Finley Jewelry
Beau Espirt Gallery 1-850-837-0390   

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Paintings this week : Wine Truck Finished!

I finished the "Wine Truck" 20 x 20 this week. Oh joy! This is a great truck that I found out in front of a winery on the North Fork in Long Island.  I just could not pass up painting this charming scene. I wish that I had taken  a better photo of my painting,though. I had just put on the varnish  and you can really see a glare.  I will try to reshoot it.


I was so happy to finish the 48 x 36 painting of Montepulciano earlier in the week that I have  started two new paintings from Italy. The first one  you see is from hillside villages of Cinque Terre.  Cinque Terre is located on the Northwest coast of Italy.  I took this photograph as Rob and I hiked from Monterosso al Mara to Vernazza. As we were coming down the mountain separating the two villages I saw this breath taking view of Vernazza. I always work from black and white photos that I have taken.  Here you can see the paintings I am working on along with the black and white.

The other painting I started this week is from Montipulciano. This is a view I woke up to every morning. I will keep you posted to my progress on these two painting. It is so much fun working on these. I feel like I am back in Italy and it just relaxes me and makes me happy!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Looking over Montepulciano

I have finished my 3rd painting in the Europe Series. 
"Looking Over Montepulciano" 48 x 36
This is the view from our agriturismo in Montepulciano. You just could not have a bad view.
I am now working on another Tuscan landscape and a scene form Cinque Terre.

You can see below, the other 2 paintings in the series. "Shopping in Siena" and "Kvetiny, Wenceslas Square"


Friday, October 17, 2008

The Decatur Market & Gallery

New Gallery in Decatur! As sad as we all are about losing bosewll Gallery in Decatur, I am happy to be apart of the new co-op gallery in the same location. I worked my first shift this Wed. What fun!! Patrick Dennis is the new owner and we just had a blast working on postcards and website ideas. The new gallery has a very new 
look, so  make sure to stop by.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6 and they even have a open market in front of the gallery every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 - 10 pm. If you do not make it out before hand, the offical grand opening is November 1st. I will let you know as soon as they have their new website up and running!
If you have any questions about the Decatur Gallery, the number is 404 337 0755



Friday, October 10, 2008

Dawn Art @ Brookhaven Art Festival this weekend

Stop by and visit me this weekend in Brookhaven, GA

If you missed me in Norcross last weekend, you have another chance this weekend in Brookhaven.
The show is 

Saturday October 11th 10 - 6

Sunday October 12th 12 - 6

The BAF is held on Apple Valley Road, directly behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station. Convenient access to Peachtree Road, I-85, GA-400, and MARTA plus ample free parking gives the Brookhaven Arts Festival an ideal setting that enhances the experience for both artists and visitors.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Do you remember my Houdini beagle, Spot?

If you ever met Spot, he made an impression. A friend sent this video to me. It reminded me so much of my beagle, I laughed until I cried. Rob and I will be telling Spot stories forever!!!