After some nice one on one time with my son, we successfully dropped off the new painting and picked up the other one. The one we picked up was headed to another show, this one, "Unfettered", is at the Visual Art Exchange (VAE) gallery in downtown Raleigh.
Dejected and frustrated, I put the unframed painting (canvas is gallery wrapped and has painted edges) back into the car and headed to VAE to drop it off sans-frame.
I had high hopes for this show - I think the painting is great and felt that the frame would add that little extra something to put it over the top. -- I now do not expect to win any of the awards, but I still believe the painting looks great and will be beautiful on the gallery wall.
So, with that my art projects for the weekend concluded and it was time to spend the holiday with my beautiful wife and 5 kids.
FYI - the show officially opens on Friday, April 5th. Please head down to the gallery if you can to check out the show! And if you want to buy the painting... please let me know!