William Kosman - Artiste Peintre

Friday, September 05, 2008

#15: Some Very Good Luck

Chapel at Amblie III

Linen Field at Tailleville

Linen Field at Tailleville (detail)

Chapel at Amblie

Chapel at Amblie (detail)

A View of Reviers

Fellow Art Lovers:

First, I will give you the news, and then I will explain.

The news is that my new landscapes from Normandy will be exhibited at the ArtWorks Gallery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ArtWorks, which is located on the museum's ground floor near the main bookstore and the Van Pelt Auditorium, is operated by the Women's Committe for the museum. The most direct way to get there is by entering the museum's west entrance.

My landscapes should be available for viewing starting this coming Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. Also, it's possible that there will be an opportunity for me to be at the exhibit, so that I can talk about my paintings and answer any questions people may have. Please let me know if there's any interest in that kind of event. If you have any questions about the exhibit, you can telephone ArtWorks at 215-684-7965.

Now, some explanation. In my last blog entry, which I filed from Normandy, I posted some photos and talked about the process of painting outdoors, in the fields and on the roadways of Normandy. Well, I worked pretty hard for quite a while, getting out early so I could paint before it got too hot, painting well into the evening, and making necessary revisions at night.

The paintings you see here and the paintings in my blog entry from Normandy will be in the exhibit at ArtWorks. In addition, there will be just a few other paintings that I completed a while ago, also - of course - in Normandy.

We were able to transport a lot of my paintings back from Normandy. On my return, I talked with the people from ArtWorks, and they told me that there was a lot of interest expressed in my paintings shown at Two Commerce Square (explained in blog #9), and that ArtWorks would like to exhibit more of them.

I'm not going to hide it from you. Truly, it means a lot to me that more people appreciate my paintings, that some of my ideas about the beauty of nature are getting across to more people, and that I will have the opportunity to expand the number of people who can view my work.

Now that I am really charged up, I will be working like a devil during the year on scenes of Philadelphia, and next summer throw myself into more Normandy landscapes with even more energy.

For all of you who have expressed enthusiasm for my work, I want to thank you sincerely for your support. And, just in passing, I want to let you know that you will be able to see some of my Philadelphia work during the upcoming Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, which will be on Oct. 11 and 12, at my studio #407, at 915 Spring Garden, in Philadelphia.

But more about that later.

Thank you for listening to me.


William Kosman