I was looking at a few pen & inks that have either been sold or won awards recently. My husband kids me that all I draw or paint are trees. I do love trees, I always have. I love being in the woods. I also love drawing with pen & inks, and I always have. Below are other pen & inks that have sold since the first of the year. I few were sold before I could get a good photo of them. I think my husband might be right, I do draw and paint a lot of trees. Life is beautiful!
I've just returned from a Workshop with watercolor artist, Mary Whyte. Of course, I learned a lot and she was a marvelous instructor. If you want to see some outstanding watercolors, click on the link above in GREEN! I came away very inspired.
This was my first time in Indianapolis. I visited their art museum, Newfields. I was very excited about their permanent collection and I'd love to go back when I have more time. When we got to our hotel, they had already booked all their small room, so we got a site upgrade. We were too busy to enjoy it but the view was wonderful. We were right at the State Capital Building. I so enjoyed the trip but I'm so happy to be home.
I was very proud to have placed 2nd in the professional artist category at Riverfest. It's a small drawing, 6" x 9", of a spring located behind Carlisle's Market in Carlisle, TN. This drawing is for sale.
I volunteer at the Fair each year because I have such great memories of the County Fair as a child and as a parent of two boys. The County Fair has always been special to me All the Fair Exhibits inside and outside from kids displaying their arts, vegetables and live stock. And yes, the carnival is a lot of fun too. I hope some of you will go visit your county fair this fall. These fairs depend on a lot of wonderful people to volunteer each year and they do a GREAT job.
2018 Sweet Tea & Southern Art was the best! More Artists, more visitors and more wonderful works of ART! The People's Choice Award went to Barbara Lynn, Houston County High School's Art Teacher. I was fortunate to get a Honorable Mention this year from our viewers. Here are some pics of some of our Artists with their awards..
I was so thrilled to learn that one of my Acrylic paintings "Day is Done" was accepted for the 9th Annual ISAP Open International Online Exhibition.. The show will be up on line in a few days, I'll send a link once its up!! I'm very excited.
The painting is one of my favorites. "Day is Done" was painted from an inspiration from a past Mother's Day. I had receive two flowers on Mother's Day, one from Church and one from the restaurant we eat at. I came home and placed both flowers in a vase. The rose had been damaged but it was still beautiful. The next day I came home from work late and the setting sun was shinning on the kitchen wall behind the flowers. That images hit me, so symbolic of our time here on earth.
Houston County Arts Council
“Sweet Tea & Southern Arts”
(A showcase for local artists)
Aug. 23 - 26 2018
At Shamrocks & Shenanigans
(On the Square in downtown Erin, TN)
SHOWCASE HOURS ARE
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 10 TO 4, SUNDAY 1 TO 4.
I decided to make a few changes in the studio. The summer light was not being nice to my eyes. It's a lot better now that I moved the easel and work area around.
This week I had the opportunity to attend a Workshop presented by Tuva Stephens in Trenton, TN . She creates the most beautiful portraits of any artist I know. Check out her web site tuvastephens.com/ She is amazing. The workshop was two days and I learned so much about color and expressive portraits. This is the piece I painted in the two day workshop. LOVE the COLORS! Thanks you, TUVA, for an excellent experience. I loved every minute!!
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.