It was a lovely day for looking up.
But we weren't there to look at the sky, but my paintings in the Spring Exhibition at the Suter Art Gallery. This year I entered three paintings and they were hung together in the first gallery.
Pink Horizon, Kowhai and Capsules all in a row. (How I hate coming up with titles!)
I was also keen to go to an exhibition of paintings by Margaret Petchell at The Bridge Street Collective. But it were closed (it was a long weekend so I might let them off). My favourite paintings of hers are the large budgie heads, and one was hanging in the window as a poster.
The exhibition ends tomorrow, so I'll just have to be satisfied with looking at her prints at Endemic World.
Driving home the sea was quite wild, but there were still lots of people at Tahunanui Beach.
Last night we went to the launch of the Ruby Coast Arts Festival in Mapua. There was a silent auction of postcard (A5 sized) artworks donated by various artists. I was chuffed that my two paintings, imaginatively titled "Land" and "Sea" had a bit of lively bidding, and ended up being brought by a couple who have a local gallery.
I'll report on the how the Open Studios went next week, and share some photos of my studio while it's looking nice and tidy. Plus I'll finally get around to holding the 100 Days giveaway as that exhibition came down on Tuesday. Have a lovely weekend.