We , Hilda and I, traveled to Hop Town to pick up our artwork from the exhibition. I will be working at the DAC tomorrow form 10-2. This week I did get the large drawing started and six minis finished. I worked at the chamber one day, had an art meeting in Clarksville, one doctor's appointment,picked up artwork and while doing all this- visited with six art buddies. I'm beat! I'm so looking forward to a good nights rest. Hopefully, I won't have any interruptions on Monday and I can get some work done. What can I say, another good week with art and friends.
Pen and Ink isn't as messy as pencil or charcoal, that's why I like Pen & Ink! I've been working on a large charcoal drawing and I keep forgetting to put paper under my hand. I have to get up and go wash my hands when I realize what I'm doing - smearing charcoal all over the drawing. David cut me a large board to tape the drawing to so I can draw on the easel now, I do like that better. Thanks to my wonderful husband.
Judy, Hilda and myself painted at the Houston County Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday we volunteer and paint and draw at the same time. That is Judy on the left.
Two Holiday Shows to get ready for, I will need some minis for holiday gifts. Today I had an Art meeting in Clarksville. I got back in time to paint the skies on minis ranging in size from 2" squares to 5"x 7"s. Hay rolls were very popular last year. I'll do some more of those and maybe some mini creek scenes. My being out last week really hurt on my productivity. I need to put in some overtime now. When I unwrapping the small mini canvases, I realized I got a bad batch. The sides of three canvases were not glued properly. So, I had to get out the glue. I'll paint the skies tomorrow on those. I guess the holiday season has begun. Fun day today.
I've missed being at the studio! As most of you know, I hurt my back last week-end. I'm so much better this week-end. Yesterday, I tired to go to the studio but on the way, I realized I just wasn't up to it yet. All those muscle relaxers, Aleve etc. had done me in. I hurt, yes, but my stomach and head were not themselves. So, I went off the meds.. Today I was so much better that I went to the studio and enjoyed my day. When I walked through that door, I thought - - I LOVE THIS PLACE! I sat in my chair and looked at all my work on those walls. I was at home in my own little world, so thankful to be an artist and so thankful to be back.
My watercolor "Spur Line Park" will be the May image for the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council 2016 Calendar. I'm so very pleased the painting made it into the calendar this year. I'll let you know when they are for sale at the Custom House Museum.
Another great day!
I hurt my back and I've been on bed rest since Monday. I have to say, it has been very painful. I got a break in the pain last night and today has been soooo much better. I'm hoping to go to the studio for an hour or two tomorrow if I improve in my sleep as much as I did last night. it's been a little boring around the house.
Clarksville's 2 Rivers Paint Out was a wonderful success this year. We doubled in patticipating artists and they sold some of their artworks too! Linda Pierce placed 1st with a $500 prize and sold both of her entries. Martha Osborne placed 2nd with a $250 prize and Bittsy King took a third with a $100 prize. Carol Berning got an Honorable Mentions and sold one of her paintings. I won the Quick Draw with a $50 prize. and sold it. The quick draw is where they (arts and heritage council) pick a place for the artists to meet and we have 90 minutes to complete a painting (note the small size canvas). I was trilled to win.
I don't mind telling you that I'm very happy with my plein air painting today, very happy. I've been wanting to paint this little building in Clarksville forever. Tomorrow we go back again to paint and the show in tomorrow night at the Clarksville's L & N Historic Depot on 10th and Commerce (the last train to Clarksville). We have talented artists painting from all over middle Tennessee and southern KY.
I'm so excited about tomorrow. We check in at 9:00am, get our canvases stamped and out the door to paint outdoors. It's not suppose to rain but it might be a little cool. Saturday we paint again. Saturday night is the exhibition and reception at the Clarksville Historic L & N Depot. Free to the public. Y'all come!
Here's a little pen & Ink I did in Savannah, GA a couple of years ago. I found it between some watercolor paper cleaning up yesterday. I love Savannah and the architecture in the historic section of town. .
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.