Monday, October 1, 2012

Well, I was hoping to update here by the end of the summer, but summer turned out to be CRAZY BUSY; I did a farmer's market each week all summer, and an INSANELY huge garden to tend, not to mention three kids to chauffeur around. I also had several events including a larger one (the Beekman Boys Harvest Festival) in mid-September to prepare for, then I had to rest for a week after that in order to keep what's left of my sanity.....

So I spent this last week, spiffing up my new website. Actually, I have been working on it off and on for months but between my schedule and the rather long learning curve for website building programs that one evidently needs at my age, it took longer than I expected to get it online. Also, my ideas about it's purpose kept shifting throughout so I often had to spend extra time reorganizing it.

Anyhoo. The Painter's Farm website is up and running. Still needs a bit of polishing, a couple of photos need to be replaced, that sort of thing. But I suspect that it will always be a work in progress, with new images, updates, products and inventory items that come and go, etc. In addition, I have decided to end both my blogs and switch to a more casual one on the website which will integrate so much better with the online shop and all the other prattling on about the farm. Plus far fewer passwords for me to remember. Heh.

So let's do links, shall we???

The Painter's Farm

Small Format Paintings

The Painter's Farm on facebook (I have been kinda quiet there lately, but will be picking it back up now that everything else is set)

Tracy Helgeson Art on facebook

Twitter ( I am not very good on twitter, but you can follow me if ya want. I put out a few gems here and there, but can't seem to keep up with the conversations very well, oops)

And finally, I would like to thank all of you who have been so interested in my work. I can't even put into words how much I have appreciated the support. I think I will always be making art and other things whether or not anyone is paying attention, but in the last few years I have learned that it is just so much more FUN when there is an audience for what I make! Thank you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Small Format Paintings

Sheep Study #543, 6x6 Oil on Panel, 2012
I meant to get this post up a few days ago, but I had a rather hectic weekend and then it took me longer than I expected to post so many images into an album on facebook. I was able to get 90 small format paintings finished for my solo show that opened at The Harrison Gallery on Saturday, in addition to 3 new larger paintings. Doug and I had a great time at the opening reception, several of my collectors were there and it's always to meet them and spend time talking about the various connections we have. It was really fun to see such a positive response to the small paintings and just as when I display them at other public events, visitors seemed to really enjoy moving them around and making groupings. Quite a few pieces were sold the first day of the show, but there are still plenty available!

So I am posting the link to the new images here, to give my lovely friends here an opportunity to see them. I will not be selling any of them on this site, and so if you are interested in adding any of these paintings to your collection, the sale must go through the gallery. I have included their website address in the description for each piece. Also, I will try to keep the info up to date as much as possible, but it may be that your first choice might not be available, so maybe make a list before contacting them;)

I have a new project in the works called The Painter's Farm so that will keep me very busy in the next few months; I will also be looking at some new ideas about where and how to sell these small paintings and how that will coordinate with what I am doing with the farm. It's unlikely that I will be posting new work here until late summer or so but I will do my best to make a fuss when I make some decisions and when I post new work, k??? So keep an eye on things here, it will be fun, I promise!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Harrison Gallery

Landscape Study #387, 4"x4" Oil on Panel, 2012

Ok. So I just removed all the small paintings from this site. Seems like there should be an easier way to remove 52 posts than clicking on them one by one, but I am sure blogger has a good reason for making me do it that way;)

However I have removed them for a good reason; many of them, along with about a hundred NEW ONES (yes people, I have been slaving away lately!) will be included in my upcoming solo show at The Harrison Gallery. You should see them in person of course, because they look better that way and also because we have a pretty cool exhibition format planned, but if you can't make it, the studies will also be available through the gallery website. So if you are interested in seeing them when they get posted there, get on over there and sign up for their mailing list!

The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 3, from 5-7pm and I will be in attendance.