In theory (and for many artists, in practice), a plein air painting is just a study for a larger, more elaborate studio painting. One of the paintings I did in Wytheville has really grown on me and it just sort of begged to be bigger. I also wasn’t entirely happy with the angle of the… Continue reading Trying Something New
I posted on Facebook about this already, but only briefly. The Raccoon painting and the Otter painting were both put into the RAL Art Center Fur, Feathers and Fins Show. Last Friday they awarded the prizes and our lovely judge picked the Raccoon for a blue ribbon! I’m very pleased and honored. There was some… Continue reading Blue Ribbon
I’m very excited! I just got word that the two paintings I submitted for consideration into the Liberty Town Arts Workshop Plein Air Show have been accepted! The opening reception, which I cannot, unfortunately, attend is this Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. There were 51 entries and 35 were accepted. The show will be… Continue reading Accepted!
There has been a shift in the art world. Not a recent one, but an on-going change. Artists seem to be moving away from using a bound paper sketchbook regularly. When I was in school – both high school and college – I carried a sketchbook everywhere. I would drag it out and sketch, doodle… Continue reading The Art of the Sketch
Finished another bird painting. This one is a bit bigger: 10X10″ I just couldn’t figure out how to get the detail I wanted in a smaller size. I also changed up my palette colors a bit. I’ve dropped Ultramarine Blue, (using Prussian Blue and Cerelean) and added Gamblin’s Warm White and dropped the Cadmium Yellow… Continue reading Hungry Babies
After talking with some of my artist buddies about the old, weird and ugly artworks we have haunting our studios, I decided that we could build a bon fire and get rid of a bunch of our pain. Then, I had another idea. What if we offered some of our older works (still good, but… Continue reading Sale and Burn Party
Saturday, our last day at Page’s Farm, came much too soon. I missed my hubby terribly but there was still so many things I wanted to see and experience on the farm and in the Wytheville community. Fingers crossed that Page is able to find time to have us come back. I forgot to mention… Continue reading Wytheville Adventure: Part V