Buffalo – a work in progress

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January 2015 has been a great month for me. My show with oil painter Sara M. Zak and photo-documenter Chris  Hawley opened at Studio Hart on Allen Street in Buffalo on Friday, January 9th to the fanfare of a gigantic snow storm south of the City.  We still had a wonderful steady crowd of old and new friends from 6 – 9.

The show, curated by me (:))) was to illustrate three very different artist’s view of the city that we all love. We limited the size of our work to 12″ square at the largest, the shape to squares, and the framing to very simple, keeping the work’s pricing manageable, while fair to the gallery owner and artists. We each had from 10 – 15 pieces, hung by each artist, hence three groups, “randomly”. It looks great.  The show closes on Saturday, January 31st.

This past Saturday, January  24th, we had a Buffalo-Style Winter Plein Air Painting event.  Sara and I sat in Studio Hart’s front window, and painted what we saw.

We had another 3 hours of show where art lovers were able to meet the artists. Chris acted as a charming greeter, documenter. Here are a few of his and my photos.

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This whole almost a month has been a very exciting time for me. My image of the Louis Sullivan Guaranty Building Cornice was featured on the cover of the new weekly PUBLIC, and our show got a terrific review in Artvoice, the other weekly newspaper in WNY. Also, just before the show opened we were featured on the website Buffalorising! Altogether a great time.

Look at the difference between plein air palettes, watercolor on the left, oil on the right! I hate to have the show end.  Did do a nice plein air pen and ink (pigma microns) and watercolor painting of the gloomy day and the wonderful brick Victorians across the street from the Gallery.   13.CarolSiracuse.LarkinPower.web

I had 14 pieces in the show, and have sold 11! The pieces that are left are three of my favorites so I don’t mind taking them home, but I wouldn’t mind selling the either! They are this 12″ square ink and watercolor of the Larkin Power House. The 6″ inch square ink and watercolor of the much invigorated Buffalo Canalside below left, and The Cobblestone District Wall on the right, also 6″ square.

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12.CarolSiracuse.TheCotter'sBuffalo.webSo, it has been a great month so far.  Here are the rest of my paintings from the show.  They have all found good homes.  

Thank you to everyone who visited the gallery. Much appreciated.  Have to say, Buffalo is a wonderful place to be an artist.  Barbara and Dan Hart offer a great space to exhibit in Studio Hart. Big huge thank you to them!

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5 thoughts on “Buffalo – a work in progress

  1. Every piece is awesome, Carol! It does sound like one of the best months an artist could ever dream of! Hope I can make it down there before the end of the month. Congrats!

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  2. It was a beautiful showing for the three of you. I loved your Guaranty Building painting. Having worked across the street from it at Buffalo Police HQ. I’d often stop in their for lunch and admire Sullivan’s masterpiece. You captured it in a way I think he would really appreciate.

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