Tennessee Redbud Trees are beautiful and a welcome site in the Spring. I found this one the other day with a dead tree coming out of the middle of it. It was in full bloom and gorgeous. I couldn't stop at the time, so I went back two days later. The Redbud was just about gone. I tried to paint it as I remember it. I already had a small canvas with a sky painted in but I like flowers painted in watercolors. SO I put some watercolor down in shapes and left it to dry in a watercolor pad. I then painted the Acrylic Mini on the small canvas. As soon as I finish the acrylic, I picked up a shapie and drew into the watercolor shapes. Which medium do you like best? I would really like to know. I had a good time painting these today.
My Grandson is on Spring Break and painted today at the Studio with me. Now that is pretty wonderful. He has always been able to draw and he is very talented. He hasn't painted before, so he is learning. He will be back to paint another day because he didn't finish. This wonderful young man made my day today.
This poor little painting is a redo. The first one I didn't like so I've repainted it twice. I'm calling it done! Everyone have a safe and joyous Easter Weekend.
I finished the drawing I started yesterday. It's a 9" x 6" pen & ink done with a fine sharpie. I usually use a dip pen but I was working at the chamber when I started and the sharpie is so much easier to transport. I photographed this old barn Tuesday when my husband and I were riding around the back roads.
I was drawing at the drawing board in my studio and here it comes. A black truck headed right towards me. I jumped up as the door flew open. The truck stopped and I dialed 911, The call didn't go through but about that time I saw the man move. So I called again, it didn't go through and the man is now out of the truck walking around. So I call my landlord to tell him his building had been hit by a truck. No one was hurt, thank the dear Lord for that. The truck hit the door and the glass didn't break. It is a little bent in at the bottom and the brick isn't as pretty as it was. There was minor damage to the building and the parked car. Another fun day in my Studio. Welcome to Main St., Erin, TN.
My shop will be open Sat. @9 the 19th of March for Erin's DAY. It's the Irish Day Celebration in Downtown Erin. A wee bite of Ireland in Tennessee. The Parade starts at 11.
Tuesday, March 15 - Saturday, March 19
FAMILY NIGHT Wednesday & Thursday
DOLLAR NIGHT on Friday
Parade starts at 11:00am
Be aware Main Street close at 10:00am in preparation for the parade.
THREE Stages of Entertainment thru out town for your enjoyment!
Arts and Crafts Vendors from all over!
I have been working on a commission piece for the last month or so. I couldn't post anything about it because they are friends and I knew if I did, he would put 2 & 2 together. His wife worked hard to try to make this a surprise. Thank you Amy and Lee for the opportunity to do this portrait of your bike for you. I hope you enjoy it every time you look at it. Yes, while I was sick, I was working. I have not been that lazy. The piece is a 12" x 16" acrylic.
Beautiful hand hammered copper jewelry created by my friend Patsy Sharpe are at my Studio now. The pieces are just gorgeous and I love them all. Please stop in to see her creations,along with DR's wood turned ornaments and my artworks. I will be open during Erin's St. Patrick's Day Festival Sat. March 19th. I'm on E. Main ST. (Hwy 49). Hope to see you soon.
I went to a Google Workshop yesterday. Google is coming to Clarksville and they are educating Clarksvillians on all the advantages of using google in your business. I enjoyed the workshop, it was short and to the point. 9 til 12 . It was FREE, and there was about a hundred people there. I loved these little neon signs they had there. CUTE! If you want to see more about Google coming to Clarksville, click here!
My little sister and I decorated my studio today for the BIG ST. Patrick's Celebration March 19th. We always have a great time when we are together. I think we did very well. I took one in the day light but the glare so bad you could not see a thing,
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.