Good soaking rain, the kind that gardens love, not Salamanca market stallholders, greeted us this morning. Because my stall is on a slope, I had to build bridges with the lids of my crates, with an edge on the curb and the other side on the pavement, to put my bags of tote bags and the like on, so that the stream of water ran underneath the lids. The kookaburras seemed to be enjoying the steady rain. Thankfully, we did get some breaks from the rain, but it kept reappearing.
My first customer appeared wearing shorts. I didn’t notice because I can’t see people’s legs very easily from over the prints, but he was bemoaning wearing shorts. He just arrived from Brisbane where it is hot and humid, so he had a good excuse. He bought a “Hammock Life” cushion cover.
A family visiting from Munich, Germany, purchased “Silent Disco”. They liked the fairy penguins that come to Tasmania’s shores.
A couple from Brisbane bought “Bunk Beds” for themselves. She loves wombats.
Two brothers from Melbourne purchased “Sitting on the Fence” for their Nanny’s 60th birthday. She brought them to Tassie to celebrate her birthday.
A couple, from the cruise ship docked in Hobart, purchased an original ink and watercolour painting of chickens to hang in their kitchen in Brisbane, Queensland (Qld).
Another original sold today. I titled it, “Mesmerising”. The couple that bought it had bought a “Richmond Bridge, Tasmania” print several years ago. She described that they had it framed in an antique frame, how good it looks, the joy it brings and how much they love it. Stories like that are always so nice to hear.
Two sisters, one living here, who moved from New Zealand with her husband and children, the other from NSW, bought a “Salamanca Saturdays” print for their Mum.
One of many working on the Iron Man event https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Events-and-activities/Upcoming-events/IRONMAN-70.3-Tasmania purchased a “Maggie & Maggie” print. She calls Noosa, Queensland home.
Somebody from the cruise ship, from Cairns, Qld, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairns loved and purchased a “Salamanca Fresh” tote bag.
A “Glamour Girls” print is travelling to Montreal, Canada and “Devilish Siesta” is going to Newcastle, NSW, with a student studying Occupational Therapy.
At the end of the day, I packed my soggy things into the car and then unpacked them to air out and dry.
Until next week, take care and have fun being creative.
Warmest regards, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade
Quality prints of my art are available at www.pjpaintings.com
Art thought for the day:
“The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.” -Eugène Delacroix
2 thoughts on “Salamanca Market, February 4, 2023”
Market days just seem to get better and better! I love the pillow cover as I do all of your art. Where did you learn how to draw and paint your native animals? Is it a self-taught skill, or did you go to art school?
Thank you, Kim. I’ve done some 10-week, two hour evening water colour painting classes with Adult Education about 10 years ago, but we didn’t paint birds and animals. I am basically self-taught, especially with birds and animals. I hope you are enjoying the new sights with the travelling life. 🙂