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Exhibition over, my thoughts

The end of my 2019 exhibition
Gallery Rääf
Gallery Rääf

With the help of my wife I gathered up all my watercolours and packed them into the car last night. It’s always a strange feeling coming to the end of something, be it a holiday abroad or an exhibition in Stockholm.

The exhibition was a success in many ways but to be honest I didn’t sell so many watercolours, enough to break even but no more than that. On the positive side though I really appreciated the words of encouragement I received from all the people who dropped by. Words of praise like, ‘you have developed so much in such a short time’ to ‘your art is at a real high level’ – this really charges my enthusiasm to keep on trying. One stroke at a time, a little better, a little wiser.

Right now, the way I feel is that I will not be having a solo exhibition anytime soon. I just want to focus on improving, I look forward to getting back into my routine of painting in the morning, I have many ideas on where I want to go with my art. That was one of the good things to come out of the exhibition, I had all my art from the last two years up on the walls, I had time to look and analyse them, to see which direction I would like to go. Some watercolours represented the old me where as a number show hints of where I am heading. Really exciting, I can’t wait to get back painting again. In that way, the exhibition was indeed a success.

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Two days left to see my watercolours

Visitors looking at David Meldrum's watercolours

My watercolours are on show at Rääf Gallery, Hornsgatan 32, Stockholm. Exhibition ends 25th of September 18.00.
12.00 – 18.00 Tuesday, Wednesday.

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An exhibition of my watercolours!

Hello and welcome,
My watercolour exhibition opens at Rääf Gallery, 11.00 Saturday 21st of September, Hornsgatan 32, Stockholm.
Exhibition ends 25th of September 18.00.
It’s kinda spontaneous this exhibition, I knew I was probably too late to book a gallery for the autumn but I checked and Gallery Rääf did have a free week in September. I said, great! I’ll take it. That was two weeks ago. If you follow this blog you know that I have been in France since then so now I have only two weeks to get the exhibition in order.
There is nothing like a tight deadline to focus the mind!

My watercolour exhibition runs from the 21 – 25th of September 2019. The opening is Saturday the 21st at 11.00.
See you there if you live in Stockholm I hope,
Cheers,
David

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On show in Estonia

November light. Grönalund in winter

I am very happy to have this watercolour showing at the ECWS exhibition in Haapsalu, Estonia. Thank you Nordic Watercolour Society ( Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet ) for asking me to participate. 🙂 The exhibition is until the end of August 2019.

November light. Grönalund in winter
November light. Grönalund in winter

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Edsvik National Watercolour Exhibition

I attended the opening of Edsvik’s National Watercolour Exhibition last night. It was fun having one of my paintings on display. The exhibition runs until the 18th of April.


https://www.edsvik.com/

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What is a successful exhibition?

Meldrum at Movitz with Tina and Daniel

The weekend is over but there are still 3 days left to see our exhibition. There have been so many visitors to the gallery, at least 600 on the opening day and a few hundred yesterday. I have sold a lot of paintings for a record amount which makes me very happy. I of course have to pay for the rent of the gallery, the drinks, the snacks – not to mention the framing costs of course. So I cover my costs and make a small profit and that makes me happy.
I think the real success is that I have had time to get to know Tina Thagesson and Daniel Luther, the two other artists in the exhibition. I have sold art to people who have bought my art before which is great but also people who don’t know me personally. The latter is a big step in my development as an artist because it is a lot harder to sell to strangers, my paintings are becoming more professional maybe! So, I am happy, it’s a lot of work but it has been worth it.

 

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My joint exhibition with Tina and Daniel starts today.

meldrum-galleri-movitz

Yes, today is show time at Gallery Movitz here in Stockholm. Tina Thagesson, daniel Luther and I are having a joint exhibition. It’s really exciting and I am very happy to be in the company of such great artists. They have a lot of experience so I’m learning a lot from them. If you live in Stockholm please do drop by to Gallery Movitz, Hornsgatan 40.  We open at 11.00 on the 17th of March. St. Patrick’s Day! You are very welcome.

meldrum-galleri-movitz-17mars
meldrum-galleri-movitz-17mars

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My exhibition – a small success

My exhibition at Konsthallen

I am happy with my exhibition so far. The opening day is when one sells the most, like my first exhibition in April it was mostly friends who bought and I am so happy they did. Next year the challenge will be to sell to strangers outside of my circle, I have a summer show that will be a true test as I am not the organiser of the event. I’ve started painting for that exhibition already as I have lots of free time right now at my current exhibition.

 

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Opening day at Edsvik

I had a wonderful day at Edsvik’s watercolour exhibition where I have two paintings on view. I met a lot of new watercolourists plus a few heroes which was nice. The exhibition continues until the 28th August.

David Meldrum standing in front of his painting called “If”
Standing in front of my painting called “If”

David Meldrum standing in front of his painting called *Japanese vases*.
This one is called “Japanese vases”

David Meldrum telling the crowd where his paintings are hanging.
Introducing myself and telling the crowd where my paintings are hanging.

A woman admires David Meldrum's watercolour
At least one person admired my work!