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Stewart Gallery in May!

I was invited Thursday to participate in a two-person show at the Stewart Gallery in Gloucester, VA in May! I am deeply honored and very excited and scared to death all at the same time. The theme will be Colonial Williamsburg. My partner in this event will be announced at a future date, but if… Continue reading Stewart Gallery in May!

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Girl in the Garden

I’ve not decided on a title for this one yet, although Girl in the Garden isn’t too bad. I found her in the main vegetable garden area of Colonial Williamsburg with the regular gardener. You can see she is working with the regular gardener, but her lovely black velvet hat just seems a bit too… Continue reading Girl in the Garden

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Ox Cart Man Day 1 & 2 & 3

Thought you might like to see my next Williamsburg painting as it unfolds rather than wait until the very end. So to that end, here are photos of steps in the progression. On the first day, I just worked on getting my composition the way I wanted it and began transferring the basic lines of… Continue reading Ox Cart Man Day 1 & 2 & 3

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Williamsburg Book Binder

I decided to try another Williamsburg painting from my collection of photos I took during our last few visits. This one is much more a portrait of one of the craftspersons. This is day one. I started this painting right after I completed the Fin commission and took a couple of days off after this… Continue reading Williamsburg Book Binder