Color Studies at Miami Madness 2016

One of the many great parts about living in Miami is our local access to some seriously world class craft beer. J.Wakefield’s has been a favorite of ours since they opened their doors, and this Saturday was the annual Miami Madness event - a limited edition release at noon.

So of course we were there, in line at 7 am.

EH Sherman abstract art in Miami

We have a blast at these things; we get to meet other people excited about the Miami beer scene, Dan gets to share his latest homebrew and get some valuable feedback, and I get to post up in a corner and paint until the line starts moving.

Luckily this year our spot in line came with a handy-dandy discarded pallet, so I had a place to set the little paintings as they dried that wasn’t dirty sidewalk.  (Maybe someday we'll bring chairs... but today is not that day.)

EH Sherman color studies during Miami Madness 2016
EH Sherman Abstract Art Sketches in Miami
J.Wakefield's Miami Madness 2016 by EH Sherman

We met so. many. great people and had so much fun hanging out in line before the release. On top of that, I worked through a few color palettes that I had been considering playing with all week.

<<And of course after we had our beer-quarry we went home and straight to bed.>>

Successful Saturday <3

EH Sherman Art at Madewell

This last week I had the honor of having my art hosted as a pop-up event at the Miami Beach Madewell.

Ellen Sherman Art at Madewell

The day was wonderful - filled with old friends, new friends and delicious cookies! I arrived on the earlier side, but took my time setting up and chatting with the Madewell team. Some seriously lovely ladies over there!

Ellen Sherman Art at Madewell on Miami Beach
Ellen Sherman at Madewell Table

As most of my business is conducted via the gloriousness that is the internet, actually meeting the people who buy my work face-to-face is such a treat! I love getting to talk about their plans for the pieces, why they chose that one in particular and what drew them to my work in the first place. It's a different interaction from selling my work behind a computer screen, and one that I relish whenever the opportunity comes along.

I also began an email list for those interested in prints of two originals on display: Abalone and On the Wing. Both were created too near to the event for prints, but as things settle here I've got plans to release them both as limited editions. Sign up below or shoot me an email if you'd like to be among the first to know when they are available for purchase! More Information to follow :)

Ellen Sherman Abalone and On the Wing prints

HUGE thanks to everyone who came out, your support and good vibes made the day what it was! <3