Saturday, November 21, 2009

Miniature Show Responses

I would like to say thank you to all the kind artists who have sent me cards and e-mails recently, to let me know how much they liked the 1st Annual Little Washington Miniatures Competition.

They all have mentioned how professionally it was presented and that the quality and success of the show was outstanding. One artist even gave me an A+ grade on my handling of the show.

I can't wait to start on next years show.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More wildlife and Christmas in Little Washington

Be sure to come out on Sunday, December 6, 2009 for Christmas in Little Washington. The event is from 10 am until 4 pm. There will be a parade that day along with other happenings in town. Check out for more information.

Can you believe that at the exact spot where I hit Bambi a few weeks back, I came upon 12 to 15 young wild turkeys standing in the road just a couple days ago? They were crossing the road, some had started up the bank into the field, but were mainly just milling around like turkeys will do in the middle of the road. I had to honk my horn repeatedly to get them to move out of the road, all the while thinking that another car would pop up over the hilltop and slam into me and the silly birds.

Don't they know its Thanksgiving and they should be in the woods out of sight?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rappahannock Artist's Studio Tour

The Rappahannock Artist's Studio Tour this past weekend was an overwhelming success. Over 5oo tickets were sold on Saturday and then another 400 or so were sold on Sunday at the Washington VA Firehall. At the firehall, a gallery was set up so that ticket purchasers could preview the works of the artists before making their choices as to which studios to tour. It was so gratifying to have visitors tell me that they chose my studio because they wanted to see the artist who painted "Adonis-My Son" or "Vanitas #2". Highlights of my weekend included being interviewed by Virginia Living Television on Channel 16, Culpeper and Channel 17, Orange. But, It was the very young man and lady who came in on Sunday around 5:00 with their mother who made my day. They came with pen and paper in hand, prepared specific questions to ask me about art and the best comments of all. The young man told me he chose me to interview for a school report because I had the best art at the Firehall. This is why I paint. I also loved the wonderful comments about my mother's portrait as Gaea, aka Mother Nature. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you have delighted people with a whimsical painting.

I am so tired from all the talking and standing I did this weekend, but I can't wait for next years' tour. It was a fantastic experience.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

American Art Collector - Miniatures Feature Article

I just received my November 2009 issue of American Art Collector and featured in the magazine this month is a section about small works and Miniatures. There are some fabulous images in this section of a few of the artist's whose works sold at our exhibition.