A Rash Of Red Dots

And it’s not chicken pox.

Our winter season finally came with cool temperatures, the long awaited Christmas Winds ( the good winds, not the hurricane winds ) and the debut of the opening of Bassin Fine Art. As is the case here every year, too many events on conflicting dates often diminish the numbers of people who pass through town. Parking lots full, street closings or too many other attractions. In spite of all of those hurdles, so far I’ve seen 5 of my paintings be afflicted with the red dot syndrome.

Clearly, if you want your  work to present well, have great lighting. Check.

Invest in the best frames you can buy. Check. ( thanks to Randy Higbee at King of Frames ) Randy’s frames and service make it all worthwhile. As many people commented on the quality of the frames as appreciated the gallery and the paintings.

Be lucky enough to have a professionally run gallery and gallery owner (s ) support your work. Check.

Thanks to Sam Dike and Ted Davis of D & D Studio on St. Croix for offering me their opening show.

Ted and Sam

( photo credit- Ted Davis )

Most of all, the buyers. Thank You, Thank You.

The man in my painting- the second painting I’ve done with him – wonderful man, great subject.



Thanks too for my dear son’s visit from NY to share the experience.

Closing out the year with gratitude, appreciation, friends, health, resolutions before January 1st, and a glance at cranberry chutney, done up island style- with carombola ( star fruit ).

Oh, and of course……..THEM!

Happy Holidays to all and a New Year of Peace and Joy wherever and however you find it.



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25 Responses to “A Rash Of Red Dots”

  1. Donald Diddams Says:

    Congratulations Bonnie! It was such a beautiful show, beautiful paintings well presented, and a lovely gallery — I am not surprised at the response from your patrons and supporters. And congratulations to Ted and Sam, too, for such a knock-out opening for their gallery. You set the bar high!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Don- thanks much for your observations and keen words. I’m happy with the outcome so far and since I had no expectations, I feel even more delighted with the results. Sam and Ted have surely given the entire downtown art venue a raised bar as well. A much needed one.

  2. Reggie Says:

    I love “them”. Have a wonderful holiday Bonnie.

  3. Kathryn Law Says:

    Congratulation, Bonnie! So well-deserved! Lucky collectors who bought your work. Here’s wishing a sublime holiday for you and “them”. 🙂

  4. Melinda Esparza Says:

    I wish you a chronic rash of red dots that will follow you, stick close to you, and energize your future from now on!

    Excellent post. I so enjoyed seeing your show and all the photos of the people and rascally pets.

    I am very happy for you. Have a great holiday and spectacular new year!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Melinda- love love love the curse of the chronic rash! I’ll raise a cup of calamine lotion and drink to your artistic future and dazzling paintings.
      Great as always to read your comments.

  5. sam Says:

    What a wonderful post, Bonnie! Great lighting and good pictures made you and all your art look smashing. Of course, the upside-down kiss is Garrett’s favorite. Me, too! We all say, keep going!

  6. Jala Pfaff Says:

    Yay! A new post! Woo-hoo!
    Congrats again on your show and kisses to all your Islandolecules.

  7. Carol King Says:

    OMG! CONGRATULATIONS! I’m kvelling! I hope ALL your paintings at the gallery come down with the red dot rash! You are my idol.


  8. w1kkp Says:

    Yea! I like only the red dots in the box of candy too! It must be so nice to be the model for one of your paintings and to come to the gallery to see it!! I know why you were chosen to open the gallery. Your work is about the people who live and work around you. It is a great way for a gallery to say “hello, world” we are here and we see you!

  9. Marian Fortunati Says:

    Wonderful and well deserved congratulations, Bonnie.

    I hope your holidays are filled with lots of laughter, love and wonder.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      So appreciate the words Marian. You’ve been a major inspiration to me this year. Full speed ahead Fortunati. Your motto and moniker.
      Here’s to our continued and continuous support of each other.

  10. lesliepaints Says:

    Congratulations, Bonnie! Hope you get many more red dots!!!!! Your work is beautiful. Happy Holidays to you and, of course “THEM”!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thank you Leslie. We paint for ourselves but isn’t is just so nice when people appreciate and want what we do!
      New year coming up quickly- bring it in with the best of everything.

  11. Sharon Crute Says:

    Congrats Bonnie! So well-deserved. I’m always thrilled when my peers do well and are successful. It raises the bar for all of us. Red dots for anyone, anywhere, are encouraging, positive and makes ME happy!
    You look and sound radiant…Merry Christmas.
    Meow and ruff, ruff.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thank you Sharon- you whose bar is always so high that doing the Limbo under it is never difficult.
      It’s wonderful to be cheered on by those I admire so much.
      Wishing you a sensational new year.

  12. planetross Says:

    It looks like your show is breaking out in a rash! It could be contagious!
    Merry Christmas!

  13. Artswebshow Says:

    Congratulations of the show, i’m sure you got loads of interest.
    I do like your paintings.

  14. Mary Sheehan Winn Says:

    thanks for posting the photos of you and the fabulous paintings.
    Happy New Year!!

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