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jimwhalen
09-06-2014, 08:09 AM
My Solo Show opening last night went well. It was a lot of fun; met some great people, to include a 15 year old boy who walked me and a group of others through the exhibit offering his insight and analysis on each individual piece. The young man was delightful, being so open, genuine, and forthright with his thoughts; and he had no idea that I was the artist!

The work was positively received and I sold three paintings. It will hang through the end of September.

Here are some snapshots:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2014/1121432-1-P1040593.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2014/1121432-1-P1040591.JPG
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2014/1121432-1-P1040586.JPG . http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2014/1121432-1-P1040587.JPG
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2014/1121432-1-P1040585.JPG . http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2014/1121432-1-P1040592-001.JPG

birdhs
09-06-2014, 09:56 AM
Jim- we on WC have been so fortunate to have had an up-close and personal relationship with you and the paintings. Now the rest of the world is getting a chance to enjoy them, too.

Congrats on the sales, I wish I could afford at least one of them..

Thanx for sharing your recent success with us, it is inspiring!

greggo

artbymdp
09-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Congratulations. I have learned quite a bit by observing your directions in abstract art. It is good to see that the public is recognizing your talent. Best of luck. Mike

abstractca
09-06-2014, 12:45 PM
Congratulations Jim! They all look great , fun to see them framed an hanging in the gallery, I'm sure you will be selling more.
Especially like the last pic with the man in it...that pic is big and looks wonderful!

PushingPixels
09-06-2014, 12:49 PM
Nice display and the work you hung all compliment those near them. Wish you well and many more sales to come. I love the part about the boy offering insight, that was fortunate as well. We can learn so much from how people perceive our work when they are not guarded.
congratulations Barb

Hairy wolf
09-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Wow, Jim, impressive! Nice display. And a fascinating story with that boy too.
Congratulations!!

soapboxdebris
09-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Congrats for the solo. Your pieces look great.

cheers

Wilsonart
09-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Very exciting, isn't it Jim?
It all looks great, always so fun seeing the work hanging that we've first seen here.
No surprise at the sales. Here's to many more! :thumbsup:

Katie Black
09-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Well done!..how exciting for you, I can't believe how well you are doing..all that hard work is paying off..and that last painting looks incredible, no wonder they are selling...perfecto!

davefriend
09-06-2014, 08:01 PM
It is great to see you flourishing and getting exposure and recognition for the considerable artistic skills you have:cool: ! Congratulations on your most recent sales and success Jim with more to come! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Eraethil
09-06-2014, 10:27 PM
Congratulations on the well-deserved success of your show Jim!

magnolya
09-06-2014, 11:45 PM
Congrats! All the best wishes for a successful showing.

Sundrop
09-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Very Nice!

laf.art
09-07-2014, 08:10 AM
well done and well deserved, they look fab.Love the boy story - great to have such a young curator by your side

maryinasia
09-07-2014, 09:21 AM
congratulations! which ones sold?

jimwhalen
09-07-2014, 09:24 AM
I want to thank each of you for your congratulations and well wishes, they are appreciated. I also want to thank you all ( you know who you are) for all the constructive criticisms and comments and your encouragement during my time here. I have learned so much from so many of you and in no small way owe any art success I have, big or small, in some part, to each of you. So just a thank you from my heart.

trufflecat
09-07-2014, 03:54 PM
:clap: Wonderful, Jim. Congratulations! Wish I lived nearby so I could see it IRL.

jimwhalen
09-07-2014, 04:11 PM
:clap: Wonderful, Jim. Congratulations! Wish I lived nearby so I could see it IRL.

That would be fun, Susan!

congratulations! which ones sold?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2014/1121432-1-1-P1030915.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2014/1121432-1-1-1-1-P1040366-002.JPG

I can't readily find the jpeg file for the third piece, it's in the snapshots, you can see it here: www.fineartamerica.com/featured/conflicting-emotions-jim-whalen.html

maryinasia
09-07-2014, 09:25 PM
beautiful!

janaekool
09-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Congrats on your solo show.Your art is amazing and inspirational!

jimwhalen
09-08-2014, 05:02 PM
thanks, Mary and Janaekool...and welcome to WC janaekool!

gulden
09-10-2014, 04:35 PM
congratulations! the photos look really welcoming, would love to be there! :)

jimwhalen
09-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Thanks for taking the time to look and comment, gulden.