For the last four years since I moved to France I have been able to develop my artistic side and pursue this dream of mine to be recognized as a painter or artist. We are in our work day-by-day-by-day and we forget that there are important things to us. Things that once made us smile and imagine ourselves excelling in that particular area. I am grateful for the people who encouraged me to do what I love. Also I am super excited to announce my participation in my first permanent painting exhibition in Paris area.
My real first painting exhibition
If you’ve been my reader for a while, you may already know that roughly one year ago I have attended my first painting exhibition in Paris area.
The previous exhibition was my first real-world encounter with other artists through an exhibition. But it lasted only for the weekend. On Friday I had hung my paintings and attended the Vernissage, and on Sunday we were cleaning the exhibition hall while saying our goodbyes to each other.
My first permanent painting exhibition
This year things were a little different. During the whole scholar year I attended evening classes at the Plastic Arts Conservatory in my town. I have worked on several pieces, some very childish, others quite complex.
I must confess that people tend to like more than myself my artworks. The minute I finish them I enjoy the result, but from minute two I start hating it. The more I stare at it, the more mistakes I notice.
The art teacher made an announcement during a class that he’d be selecting 2-5 of our artworks (my colleagues’ and mine) for the permanent exhibition in the City hall.
The chosen artworks for the painting exhibition
As I had to separate from my babies (my painting) for a period of 3 months, I had to chose the ones I considered my best among this year’s work. It was a tough choice, because I really like to put the best ones on my living room wall. Another criteria was that my paintings would hang on the City hall’s walls for 3 months, so many people will see them.
Considering this, I only proposed these two:
- Winter sunset
- The Lion – which I presented in a previous post about the lessons that made me a better artist
Attending the Vernissage of the painting exhibition
Two weeks ago the exhibition opened its gates. On Friday we have attended the Vernissage where we, the painters, were excitedly presenting our works to our friends and family.
I took Plushy with me at the opening.