Mixed Media on canvas
Bernie Taupin © 2013Hi everyone. I went to a fabulous opening tonight for
Bernie Taupin. The place was rocking with a great
musician as you walked in. And what an excellent and
prolific artist Taupin is. Huge abstract canvasses filled the
gallery. There must have been about fifty paintings. My
favorites were the really bright coloured paintings (I
know you are surprised), but he paints in subtle hues,
in gray scale, and in black and white.
The canvasses were leaping off the walls to be signed
on the back by Taupin and dedicated to the buyers,
then put back on the wall for the remainder of the
Me with Bernie Taupin at his packed openingTaupin himself is incredibly considerate and kind.
He went around posing for photos with all of the guests
eager to get a picture with this artistic and musical
icon. When I asked if I could take his picture, he
said did I want it with him. I hadn't thought of that
and was surprised, but eagerly agreed. Isn't that
The crowd at the exhibition were also delightful people.
Among others I met a great photographer, a writer
for the New Yorker, a former ballet dancer/make-up
artist turned abstract artist, a man who among other
things imports beautiful wood flooring from Tuscany.
So the talk at the show was very upbeat and
fascinating. We had a great time.
When I came home my son wanted us to listen to
"Can you feel the love tonight?" A Sir Elton
John/Bernie Taupin song. Well that was my borrowed title.
Because Taupin must have known that people enjoyed
his artwork tonight
The show will be on until July 6. If you want a
painting by this wonderful man, get in there fast,
they were going like hotcakes.
For more details read last night's post.
Have a buying-art-by-the-greats day.