Small, Imperfect, Impermanent Series (7 photos)

This is a series small acrylic painting on paper (8″ X 8″ & 8″ X 10″). They are all close-up images of nature, mostly from parks around the country. The objective of the paintings is to encourage the viewer to look closely for the small beauties around them.

“Lava Rock” Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho acrylic on paper
“Sandstone” Harris Beach State Park, Oregon acrylic on paper
“Sea Fig” Point Reyes National Seashore, California acrylic on paper
“Scarring on Saguaro Cactus” White Tank Regional Park, Arizona acrylic on paper
“Cherry Blossoms” Tidal Basin, Washington DC acrylic on paper
“Melting Snow, Moss, Lichens” Celebration Park, Snake River, Idaho acrylic on paper
“Wet Driftwood” Harris Beach State Park, Oregon acrylic on paper

 

 

 

 

Mark W McGinnis Small Gallery

This Spring I decided to start doing some local art festivals to try to reach a different audience for my new work. Here is the results:

Festival 1 — Uhaul manager over slept and we had over an hour delay in getting our van — we had a mad rush to get the display set up in time

Festival 2 — got the van but my storage unit would not open the gate so we could not get my canopy and most of the artwork for the display — we gleaned enough stuff from my studio for an adequate display

Festival 3 — got the van and all my stuff and set up on time — after 2 hours a horrible wind storm came up and blew over all my easels and nearly flew away my canopy (no major damage to the art)– the wind continued and a mad rush ensued by all the exhibitors to pack up and get out of there

Now with all this you might surmise that I am ready to throw in the towel but I am not. I had many wonderful discussions with people and even an unexpected large sale. So,wiser from experience I will continue, mainly next year.

Below are some images — before the storm!