Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Syzygy Wines: a great space for my paintings!

Joy (super fun friend of the owner), Zach Brettler (Syzygy Owner & Winemaker), and Dan McShane (yes, that's my husband!)

Road and 3 Trees, Palouse, on display at the winery.

Wall with Columbia County Hayfields, Monterey Pines and Alder Grove, Cherry Point.

Last Thursday my husband and I made the beautiful drive diagonally across the state to Walla Walla with 18 paintings to hang at Syzygy Wines. The weather was perfect and of course I spent a fair amount of time thinking about my next ten or so paintings.

Syzygy Wines is at the airport where Walla Walla has established an economic incubator for the wine industry. It's a fantastic area, with small buildings converted into wineries. I loved it. As you can see the space was perfect for my art! The walls are hand painted and are a warm orange color. As Zach said: it's a good thing my paintings have frames, otherwise they'd look like part of the wall. So true. Clearly my work was destined for an orange wall.

Also, as you can see in the middle painting, there's a blank wall down the hallway. Can't have that, so I'm working as fast as I can on more paintings to hang at Szygy.

P.S.: the 2006 Syrah. If you can get your hands on that, get it. How to get your hands on it? Well for starters, the Artists Reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 10th, at the winery. Join us! Buy wine AND art.

7 comments:

Kathleen Faulkner said...

Your work looks great on those walls. Congratulations, Lisa!

Ruthie V. said...

Absolutely beautiful show.

Art Trip said...

Yes nice location and colored walls for your work.

loriann said...

Wow your work looks great!

Anne-Marie said...

I would love to see that in person - hopefully we can get over to Walla Walla for the opening. It would be great to taste that '06 Syrah too!

Lisa McShane said...

Thanks everyone! It's really such a great space and the winemaker/owner is such fun to work with. I can't wait to take more paintings over there. This all happened thanks to my dear friend Anne-Marie and the magic of Twitter!

Casey Klahn said...

Awesome and congratulations on this exhibit.

I spent many days on the Rattlesnake and the Uptanum ridges when I trained at the firing center. One time, I experienced searing upper nineties heat and then drove up to Badger Gap at 7,000 feet, and got snowed on. What a place!

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