This past Spring I agreed to donate a pet portrait as a fund raiser raffle for the RAL Art Center held at a local brewery around the corner from the Art Center. I could not attend and it took a while before I found out contact information for the winner. We finally connected by phone… Continue reading Fin: A Dog Portrait Commission
Finished. This one will be exhibited in the Labor Day Show at the RAL Art Center August 28 – September 30th. Hoping for a quick sale. It is 16X20″. I did invest in a nice gold frame for this one.
My husband and I took a little overnighter to Easton, MD Thursday and Friday with hopes of seeing the juried competing artists at work. We had previously planned to arrive on Wednesday, but due to a family issue, had to postpone our trip by a day. Which meant, for the most part, we missed most… Continue reading Plein Air Easton: Hot
On our last visit to the Williamsburg Historical site, we visited the Silver Smith’s shop. There was a chap in the front section talking with the visitors but as I wandered further along, I spotted this guy. It was the light. I just had to capture him against the light! I love how the door… Continue reading Williamsburg Working Man
During my Intro to Oil Painting Class last weekend, I began but did not finish a demo painting to use it as a sample when discussing various aspects of painting with oils. It is still not finished, but thought you might like to see the thing as it progresses: While in the class I addressed… Continue reading The Demo
I was privileged to introduce 9 folks to oil painting last weekend. On day two I asked how many might be interested in a Level II Beginner’s Class and all 9 raised their hands. So, for them, I’m going to create one the third weekend in October. In addition, since there appears to be enough… Continue reading Spreading the Addiction
I’ve been very neglectful of my poor blog readers. I apologize. I’m still recovering from my neck surgery and that is going well. But I’ve developed some sort of rash (shingles I think?) on my left side which has made my life pretty miserable. It is finally fading and I have hope that I may… Continue reading Stuff in the background