Thursday, July 19, 2012

Success & Dirt Roads.............

A few months ago I had a show at the Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg California, and while it may not have been successful in the traditional sense (sales, connections etc.......) it gave me numerous opportunities to explore and photograph in an area that is close to home, but feels like a million miles away. 

The Sacramento Delta region is visually rich but sometimes difficult to navigate. I brought my Nikon with me for each visit to the winery beginning with the planning session and ending with the taking down of the show. I was happy the opening reception ended at 4 in the afternoon because it gave me a another chance to get in my car and search for sloughs and other spots of interest off of the main route along the river.

With every twist and turn in the road, I got further away from being able to identify where I was when I took most of these images. I guess that is why they have GPS in cameras now, but for me it felt like part of the adventure.

The images below were created digitally, but I am excited to share that I began hand coloring a couple of them this week. I have been away from my easel too long, but now that my computer issues have been taken care of, it's time to get back in the studio and spend some quality time with my pastels and brushes. It will also be nice to take a little break from any phrases that include the terms "tiff", "dpi" "pixels" or "layers".



©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski
"Stillness"
(This is the "image of the month" on my website)

So like I mentioned above, this was not the best show in terms of sales, but I am OK with that. This is why it's important to define success for yourself. As far as I am concerned, the show was a success! I met some lovely new people and had many opportunities to explore and photograph this beautiful area! Works for me!

P.S. In a post a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a photographer that I considered to be a friend even though we had never met in person.  Well guess what? Rob happened to be on the west coast this week and came to my studio and we had a great visit! So wonderful to have met you in person Rob! Thank you again for all your support and encouragement!


I love the Internet, but even more so when it helps facilitate the creation of true and meaningful relationships, and I find that happening more and more these days! Technology rocks! (I use way too many exclamation marks...........)

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful landscapes reminiscent of old masters!

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  2. I too look at art shows not only in financial terms. Life is more than money, thank goodness! Love these photos from your wanders!

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  3. Thank you Bo! Most people realize that if it's money you are after, an art business is probably not your best bet!

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