Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I have rented a studio within Art Square in Leesburg Virginia. There is a wonderful gallery up front and my studio, which is pretty roomy is at the very back of the building. There is a fabulous roll up garage door style window along one side, the whole length of the room. I forgot to check and see if it was Northern Light, but I felt pretty sure it was when we were up there yesterday to sign the lease. If the weather cooperates tomorrow, I will start moving my belongings in and setting up my workspace. I have a very nice studio at home, but find that I am easily distracted at home......there is always laundry, cooking or gardening to do. But I will say this, I never turn on the TV. Does that make me a good girl? I got so much accomplished at my studio in Little Washington, working on paintings in two locations was a real motivator for me. Photos coming soon!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
On Saturday, July 28th, I will be doing a demonstration at the Studio Frame Shop in Warrenton Virginia. The shop is located on the second floor of The Paint Shop on Alexandria Pike. I will answer questions and talk about creating a pet portrait in charcoals or pastels as I work on a portrait of my kittens, Monet and Norman Rockwell. The demo begins at 11:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm. I will break occasionally to stretch my back and legs. Seating is limited, RSVP at email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I think this has the feel of a 1940s tinted photo, much like my mom and dad's wedding day photo. I think I like this technique and will try more of it in the future. But for now, I must totally focus on my solo show in April 2013. I still have a few more Gods and Goddesses to complete. Flora and Posieden are up next. The Faun is looking good.....photos coming soon.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I have found a new home for the orange and white kitty who recently showed up at our back door. We never named him, but still I am a bit attached. I will get him neutered this week and a rabies shot and then deliver him to his new owner in a week. I still have seven more needing a good home. Actually, three are so old now, they will never get new homes, just hang out here with me til they go to the big Litter Box in the Sky.