One of my favorite media is pen and ink with a color wash. I sold this to a friend of mine and I hope it brings her joy each time she looks at it. I want to also thank her for obtaining another of my artworks into her beautiful home. Here are a few pen and inks with wash.
Today I attended a Small Business Workshop in Clarksville. I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about starting a business. I think some or most of the information will be very helpful for me as a working artist. It was short and to the point, 8-1 and they fed us too.
I've just returned from Tom Francesconi's Workshop. He leads such a wonderful workshop, wonderful instructor. I learned so much about watercolor painting and color. I totally enjoyed the entire experience. From his web site, "Tom Francesconi’s paintings have become nationally recognized for their unique, interpretive style, flavored with a richness of color and decisive brushwork."
3 of the 5 small pieces I'll have in the show.
No works over 154 Square Inches (including frame).
MONTHAVEN ART SOCIETY HENDERSONVILLE, TN
“SMALL TREASURES” SPRING EXHIBIT 2016
Reception: Friday, April 15, 6 to 8 PM, at
Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau at (The Comer House)
2310 Nashville Pike,
Gallatin, TN 37066.
Regular Gallery hours are 8:30 to 4:30, Monday – Friday.
The exhibit will be up APRIL 4 - MAY 7 and an OPEN RECEPTION, SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2-4 PM. Entries into the exhibition came from many state this year: New York, California,Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, Arkansas, and throughout Tennessee. I'm honored that my pen and ink"Forgotten Dock" will be there on the walls of the Trenton City Hall this year.
I got the studio cleaned up after a long chain of events here in Erin and in my Studio. First, St. Paddy's Day came and went. There was that truck that crashed into the studio, then I helped my Grandson with a school project. Last Friday I moved all the furniture away from the air conditioning unit so my landlord could install a new unit. So I had to move things back and get the studio cleaned up. I changed the furniture again. I think I've finally found the way it will work best. If you have noticed, I have three work stations for only me. One is for Acrylic and Oil, that the easel. One drawing board for watercolor and one for pen and ink. I can never throw out a perfectly good drawing board. There's another drawing board (smaller) in the back for artists who want to stop by to paint or draw.
Yes, I had a really good day.
My handsome grandson finished the painting he was working on. I mentioned before that this was his first painting. He did it for a class project. He picked a tough subject to paint and he wanted it to be large. I think he did a fantastic job. We painted together for three days and it was so much fun. He already had it all drawn out when he got to the studio. He's a great young man in this Grandma's eyes and talented too. .
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.