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!
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
I started off by scrubbing in some greens throughout the background and down into the foreground. I need to keep in mind as I continue work on this the direction of the light, but the background (which is a very non-descript tangle of tree branches and roof tops) needs to show some sort of atmosphere… Continue reading Ox Cart Man Day 6
Now I’m on to Days 4 & 5 of this painting. If you would missed the post from Days 1, 2 and 3, go here. On the next two days I worked on building up the paint on the man’s face, hat and beard so it is close to the correct value and hue. I… Continue reading Ox Cart Man Day 4 and 5
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
My painting: “Williamsburg Craftsman”, sold the second day of the Labor Day Exhibition at the RAL Art Center. I was honored and pleased and I think it’s new owner is as well. So that was Thursday. On Friday evening at the Artist’s Reception, I learned that “Williamsburg Craftsman” had been selected to receive a First… Continue reading My Head is Spinning
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
A couple of years ago I participated in the Plein Air event hosted by Allure Gallery. One of the places I visited and where I ended up doing a little study was behind an old building in White Stone where I spotted an old car in the garage. My painting was horrible, but the photo… Continue reading Barn Treasure