She is finished. This is the smallest of the Colonial Williamsburg series. It is 12×9″ oil on canvas glued to a wood panel.
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
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
A long time ago the man who was to become my husband was learning to play the guitar. He was also a budding song writer and he wrote me a song; an actual serenade. Who would not have fallen in love? I was also just beginning to find my way back to art via weaving… Continue reading My Serenade
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
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.
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
Lucky me, I’m having surgery on my neck soon. Over the last five years or so I’ve been having difficulty from pinched nerves and bulging discs and degenerative junk in my neck. I’ve run through all the hoops, large and small, that the insurance company wanted to try before we finally landed at the orthopedic… Continue reading Challenges We Give Ourselves
I’m deeply honored and humbled to have been awarded The People’s Choice Award from the “Shades of Green” Exhibit at the Stewart Gallery on Main Street in Gloucester. Thank you to all who voted! The Nest is still available for sale. Just send me a message or leave a comment.
We have just one more class with Doug Mock for the Beginner’s Watercolor at RAL Art Center. I jumped ahead and for the most part completed the painting for which Doug provided a photo. Having got ahead, I ended up forgetting about the color map and planning notes and ended up with a fairly jumbled… Continue reading More Fun with Watercolor