In the middle of September, the RAL Art Center will have a member’s only exhibit of abstract art. I am not an abstract artist, but while a student at VCU in the early 1980s, that is very much all that was taught in the fine arts department. The idea was to push the boundaries past… Continue reading Something a Little Different
Day One of the Patrick Saunders’ Workshop went very well for me and I was excited to get on to Day Two. I was, however, dreading the heat. My body just really doesn’t like heat and while we were promised there would be plenty of shade, I’m familiar enough with Virginia weather to know it… Continue reading Day Two of the Saunders Workshop
Last week (Friday and Saturday) I was happily participating in a Plein Air Workshop sponsored by Brazier Gallery in Richmond by Patrick Saunders. Saunders won the top prize at last year’s Plein Air Richmond Event and is again a participant in this year’s event. Plein Air Richmond is a large fun raising event for the… Continue reading Patrick Saunders’ Workshop
The racoon painting is finally finished. I have opted not to frame this painting, but just finished the edges of the canvas with black paint and will attach hanging wire on the back as soon as he is solidly dry and varnished. I plan to enter her in the RAL Art Center Fins, Feathers and… Continue reading Rolls for Dinner
I attended a class yesterday at Dug In Farms. Our instructor was Natalie. She is an artist and her day job is manager at the farm. A very soft spoken young lady, she provided a pretty good overview of the Fibonacci Sequence as it relates to nature and art. I took a bunch of pictures… Continue reading Pen and Ink
I’m off to take a pen and ink drawing class at Dug In Farms (an organic farm and market) near Kilmarnock today. Will post a few photos later.
Daphne invited Brenda and I over today to paint at their family farm. She has horses and one of her mares is expecting any day, so she did not want to go to far from home. So we got to spend a lovely morning enjoying some really lovely views and I tackled a small 5X7… Continue reading Barns, Horses and A Beautiful Day