I recreated this house from two photos, either one had the whole house visible, A photo of the left top side, so I was able to get some measurements. The other was the center of the house, which lead me to think in was a four column house and much smaller. The first door was not on the photo and the right end was gone. My client gave me some details about the house to help me out. It was fun listening to her stories of her childhood.. 11" x 14" Pen & Ink on illustration board.
I worked at the DAC Saturday morning and afterwards I traveled a couple of blocks to the Customs House Museum, downtown Clarksville, TN. I had already seem the present show, and loved, loved it. As part of the theme of African American Artworks of Paper the museum featured guest speaker Frank Morrison out of Atlanta. He is the illustrator of the book "The Quickest Kid in Clarksville. I so enjoyed his talk, he is one very interesting artist and soooo talented. Please, if you love drawing, printmaking and mark making, GO SEE THIS EXHIBIT at the Customs House Museum. It ends August 1st. It has works by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden and MORE>
The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper
Monday: Doctors appts in Nashville
Tuesday: Holiday and I painted with a friend in the studio!
Wednesday: Volunteered at the Chamber, I drew until 6ish at the studio!
Thursday: Worked on the drawing, again!
Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Lunch!
Went to the Custom House Museum in Clarksville to see "The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art Works on Paper, National Traveling Exhibition 20017-2017"
Attended the Opening Reception for the DAC Membership Exhibit
Tomorrow, I'll attend the 2Rivers Society of Painters meeting
I'll come home and either crash or draw in the studio.
Saturday I work at the DAC
Have a great week end.
I mashed my thumb the other day but I'm back at the studio - - DRAWING!
I was very excited yesterday when I started drawing on the illustration board and it didn't hurt. Today, I put in my dark values and I'm hoping tomorrow I can finish it. I've also been painting on some small 6" x 9" watercolors Happy Happy Happy!
Art Walk is tomorrow night in Clarksville, I'll be there, it starts a 5
Yes, I mashed my right thumb. And I can't draw or paint right now. I think by Tuesday it will be much better. I might lose the thumb nail, rats! It really, really hurt and still hurts if I touch it. Happy 4th.
June quickly passes away and I've done nothing in the studio. I've started paintings and one drawing but it seems I can't get them finished. There is so much going on and I'm so busy but I can't figure out what I'm busy doing. I hope July is kinder to me and I can get back on schedule.
Evidently, June must always be a busy time for me. I checked back and last year I have nothing to show for June. The sketches above were from June 2015 from a one day drawing session with a live model. I have nothing in the records for June 2014 either. SAD, very sad.
Thursday, July 6th
Spend the evening with members of the DAC (and me) as they unveil our 2017 Membership Exhibit. I will have the two paintings above in the show and one more. I hope to see you there!
Music by Stuart Bonnington, Gerald Bonner
and Tom Griffin.
Generously sponsored by Glenn Edgin / The FrameMaker, Sango Wine & Spirits, F & M Bank & Ellen and David Kanervo.
I'm working to recreate an old Homeplace for a friend of mine. Only two photos to work from and either one shows the house in it entirety. One is the side of the house with the family standing for a group pic. It's the top of the chimney and one upstairs window. The other one is the middle of the house with no ends. Was it a four column house or a six?? I'm still working on sketches to show her tomorrow. But, I think I'm getting close.
LBL (Land between the Lakes) had their Old Time Picking Party this last week end. I went down with David and their Dulcimer Group. They were asked to come and share the Mountain Dulcimer with guest and perform Sat. and Sun. I went down to get some photos to draw by and I did a little drawing while I was there.It was a very relaxing week end. LBL, and the Homeplace is located in Dover, TN.
It seems this week in the week of meetings and appointments. Tuesday I had a doctors appointment in Nashville. We stopped by Plaza Art Supply store after the appointment and then lunch with the Grandbabies and our son. Wednesday I volunteer at the Chamber in Erin and another artists decorated the windows for the July 4th Holiday. She finished up today and the windows look great. Today I worked in the STUDIO on a commissioned piece, I have got to get it finished ASAP. Then a meeting for the county Fair this evening. Tomorrow, I will be in the studio again and I need to wash my windows first thing. Later in the afternoon, I have a meeting for another commissioned piece and I'm excited about the possibilities of working on it.. Life is Good, very good.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.