Saturday, 27 February 2010

Lovely Day


Today was the day when I went along to the Gallery "for the first time" to meet people, and talk about the paintings and the inspirations behind them.
Jack and the girls from the paintings, (Lily and Grace), were there, so the three hours flew by, I shook lots of hands and signed lots of brochures, most of my family and friends turned up as well which was brilliant, "thanks" to them.
Jack was asked by a few people to sign his name along with mine and at first he refused, as he did when asked to have his photo taken, after a hour or so there was no stopping him, he had apparently "quietly" asked his mam if it was ok to write on dads pictures thinking (of course) that he would get into trouble for this as he would at home! anyway once he started, that was it, he was sitting signing one after the other and loving the attention, we think we will limit this sort of exposure as we are not to sure how it may affect him, if at all!, we will think about it, after all dad doesn't want his nose pushed out just yet!!.
The Gallery sold all of the "Jack The Lad" paintings on display as did the others, people just loved them, which is what its all about, Cheers to Anthony, Rachael, Beth and Sarah at the Gallery for their hard work. It was a lovely day.

15 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

Glad you had such an enjoyable and profitable evening Keith. Look forward to the bumblebee on a string.

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Thanks Sheila / Keith

Norma Bingham said...

My husband and I went to Chester for our anniversary this weekend and went into Castle Galleries. We fell in love with Jack the Lad. We bought a print of "Bzzz" and I can't wait to receive it. I love the innocence and enquiring mind you have captured in a little boy and it brought back cherished memories of my boys, now 23 and 21 - but at the same time my grandson now or any little boy. It's fabulous,makes me feel a warm happiness and I can't wait to see it everyday! Thank you.

The Acorn Gallery said...

Congratulations on a fantastic release. We were busy at The Acorn Gallery and sold a fair few pieces from the release and we know have a long list of people wanting your oils. Well done :-)

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Norma Happy anniversary and thankyou.
Thanks also John and Diane at the Acorn Gallery.Keith

Nicki said...

Hi Keith.... wow, congratulations! Fantastic! Rest well and enjoy the fruits of all your hard work! I am so happy, and not at all surprised, that your paintings were so well received.

Nicki

Beaded Jewelry said...

Congratulations on a fantastic release. We were busy at that time somewhere?. We know have a long list of people, who appreciate your work???. We wish you all the best for this memorable paintings, by the team of Famous Artists??

rahina q.h. said...

sounds like you all had a great day: congratulations on this special day:)

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

The way your painting skill has developed over the past year is amazing and I'm not surprised that you sold all the Jack the Lad paintings. Your technique now looks effortless and balanced and that is the sign of an excellent artist :-)
Where are you going to be in a years time???? Way ahead I guess!
You deserve all the success and it couldn't happen to a nicer Geordie ;-)

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

"Nicki" Thanks very much indeed and to "Famous Artists" also.
Rahina I was a little unsure how things would go but it ended up being a day i will not forget, Cheers, PAUL same back at you for sure and thanks for the paintings!

Sarah said...

We went into Castle Galleries in Milton Keynes today and saw your works for the first time. I love the jack the lad pictures as they remind me of my son.
I was so sad to find out that all of the oil originals have sold out.
Can't wait for you to produce more and hopefully this time we will be near the front of the queue.

Sarah said...

We went into Castle Galleries in Milton Keynes today and saw your works for the first time. I love the jack the lad pictures as they remind me of my son.
I was so sad to find out that all of the oil originals have sold out.
Can't wait for you to produce more and hopefully this time we will be near the front of the queue.

KEITH PROCTOR Painting blog said...

Thankyou Sarah / Keith

Lowri Sian said...

Hi keith
Thank You. im a final year fine art student and my brain had a mental block, i came across your work in Harrogate and i just bloody loved it. since then my own work has been on fire, Jack The Lad has been a massive influence in my own paintings, thank you
lowri

Diana Marshall said...

Wow Keith what a success, how fantastic, you must be over the moon! Congratulations on a sell out show.