We took a mini-vacation to Hood River to check out the galleries on First Friday, particularly the Benjamin Benjamin Gallery and Naked Winery next door where my figure works are hanging.
The Naked Winery is a family-owned winery in Wishram, Washington that just opened a wine tasting bar in downtown Hood River. We loved the atmosphere and especially the wine and music. My paintings done in warm and cool brown tones displayed very well against the tuscan-orange toned interior walls of the winery. Everything seemed to have a 'golden' glow.
This all happened because my friend Myah that owns the Benjamin Benjamin Gallery made an arrangement with the winery to display figure paintings (because they match the 'naked' winery theme), and I was the first lucky artist Myah invited to show there! Thanks Myah!