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Receptions are always a lot of fun. As an artist the intensity leading up to a show is high! So when all the work is hung, prints and cards complete, and its finally your turn to sip and mingle with friends and clients…. well that is a great feeling. And that is how it was this weekend at Ficklin-Wilcox. I had a wonderful reception Thursday Night followed by another fun and vibrant show for 2nd Saturday. The musicians were extremely talented and a joy to listen to, the port was flowing and delicious as always, and I was putting the finishing touches on a painting that was to be raffled off later that night to one lucky winner!
This show holds over 15 original oil paintings in various sizes. All pieces are inspired by the California Wine Culture. Since moving to CA over 4 years ago, I have enjoyed tasting wine from different regions across the state. It is fun to learn and taste the variety and creativity the winemakers put into their wines. Many wonderful afternoons were spent driving through wine country, looking at the beautiful rows of vines spanning over the mountain sides, and of course tasting ports and wines. If your into wine, ports, vineyard landscapes, or CA landscapes in general you won't want to miss this show. Showing from March 6- Early April. Ficklin will pour you a little port for your tastebuds to enjoy as you look at the original oil paintings. (Prints, greeting cards, and softcover books also available for sale)
Ficklin Wilcox - 920 20th St. #150 Sacramento, CA 95811
I am finishing everything up for December's Solo Show at Gallery 21Ten. Reception - December 14, 4-5:30pm. I will also be present during part of the art walk from 8-9pm. Hope to see you there!
I love plein air painting! It's great to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, brilliant colors, and in this case, enjoy wine tasting too! My class visited Bogel Winery - Clarksburg CA, this October to practice plein air painting. Bogel's property is peaceful and beautiful with many eye catching views. After looking around I found a spot that captured my interest. The rows of vines receded in the afternoon light while the lights and shadow of the trees in the background, danced in harmonious color.