Thank you to everyone that was able to make it down to my reception Sunday afternoon! As always it’s great to catch up with friends and family, but the turnout also reconfirmed how strong my support system is, which helps sustain my confidence to keep at my art. The folks at Soulard Coffee Garden were a pleasure to work with and may just have the world’s best guacamole and flourless peanut butter cookies (not at the same time, of course.) I will definitely be making more trips down there next year, especially to enjoy the awesome patio and garden.
One last reminder that the show is officially up until next Monday afternoon, 11/5. I hope to move what’s left to a boutique in town, but at the very least I’ll have everything on my walls at home if you decide to spoil someone (or yourself) for the holidays. I have prints and originals, and prices range from $50 to $500.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“If it’s work, people figure out how to do less. If it’s art, they figure out how to do more.”
– Seth Godin
Another great line from my idol, Seth Godin. If you’re in business, and/or a marketer, or artist, or just enjoy learning from really intelligent people, his daily blog is a must-read. Click here to check it out. And trust me, he’s earned the right to be found solely by searching Google for “Seth.” Maybe one day I’ll be the most famous “Kyle” in the world 🙂
These wine bottles were created for my exhibit at Taste of St. Louis, and you may remember seeing them in my photos. After two shows I realize they may require a little bit of explanation, so here you go (from left to right):
- Watermelon on champagne bottle coated with watercolor gesso, so I was able to paint it using the same watercolors as my originals on paper.
- Bitten apple on a Hendrick’s Gin bottle using acrylic and spray paint to give the illusion of condensation. It is spot-varnished, so the outside of the apple glistens and the bitten part does not.
- Peeled Fuji apple on a wine bottle using acrylic.
- Red, white, and blue striped bottle is based on the Cardinals’ baseball socks that some players wear for Sunday games, leading to the new fan term “high-sock Sunday.”
- Royal, navy, yellow, and white stripes resemble the Blues’ hockey socks
Oh ya, Happy Halloween!