Saturday, August 15, 2009

Currently on Display at Ice House

Can you believe summer is almost over? Fall is just around the corner and so is the 1st Annual Little Washington Miniatures Painting Exhibition. This show is a national competition with cash prizes and is being judged by Narissa Steel, President of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC. Plan to come out and be totally amazed by the beauty and technical skill of these tiny paintings all smaller than 25 square inches in size.

Currently on display at the Ice House is "Raining Cats and Dogs". All the artwork is of cats or dogs by a few Northern Virginia artists who are tops in the field of animal art.

As the gallery and Linda Lawler gear up for a very busy Fall season, local B & B Guests can still
take advantage of the 20% discount on artwork until Labor Day. If you aren't staying at a B & B, just mention this blog and receive the discount also.

The Rappahannock Artists Studio Tour will be on the first full weekend of November. This tour just gets better and better each year. Plan on taking the tour and see the working studios of all your favorite Rappahannock Artists.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jack Nicholson Visits

Jack Nicholson recently visited Little Washington to have dinner at the world famous Inn. Unfortunately for me, he came out on a Wednesday night and I am closed on Wednesdays.

Hey Jack, you missed out on some fabulous artwork at the Ice House Gallery.

Pink Clouds

This is a photo taken in my front yard one evening. This is just the sort of thing that inspires a painting for me. I will hopefully get one started this week. Maybe a little study first, then incorporate this into a larger painting.

Wildlife Update

Remember the Robin building a nest outside the studio door? Well, she has disappeared during my three day closures after her initial three day sitting on the next. Why? I have no idea. She simply left after three days and never returned. I can't imagine what possed her to build in that spot to begin with.

Cresthill View

This is the beginning of a painting called "Cresthill View". I pass this spot each day on my short commute to the studio/gallery. I am thinking its time to add some animal life to my paintings and the foreground bothers me a bit. Not too sure why, but I will contemplate some changes to it.