There it was, my watercolor pictured in the "Table of Contents" of Nashville Arts Magazine this month. Nashville Arts Magazine did an article of the 2018 Biennial Tennessee Watercolor Society Exhibition at the Custom House Museum. Although I didn't win an award at the Exhibit, I did get into the show of 60 watercolors from artists all over the state of Tennessee. I was honored to have gotten into the Juried show. A juried show is when paintings are judges in order to exhibit. I was tickled that a wonderful graphic artist picked my painting to attract readings to the show's article. Someone liked it!!!! that's all we artist can do, is hope someone likes it or better, loves it. Look for the 68 at the bottom of the page, that's mine! Then check out the article if you can. The Show ends July 27th in Clarksville at the museum. .Happy, Happy Happy!
Our Plein Air group out of Clarksville meets every Monday, weather permitting. We only paint in the mornings from 9-12. Today we painted at Valley Brook Park just off Riverside Dr. on Crossland Ave. I haven't been to this park in forty years. Montgomery County has done a lot of work on it and it's beautiful. The playground is very nice with a convenient pavillions next to it. The restroom were nice and clean. Five artists made it out this morning to paint. It was another wonderful day to paint and enjoy the outdoors.
The painting is done in Oil, 6" x 12" and for sale.
A Public Monument is planned to celebrate the Women's Suffrage Movement in Clarksville (Montgomery County) TN. Sculptor Roy Butler was asked to create a 7.5' sculpture and I was asked to create a painting of how the statue will look once installed. Fund raising has begun and completion is planned for 2020. I am very appreciative to those who entrusted me to complete the illustration for this project.
If you are interested in contributing to the Suffrage Project, I'm sure the museum and/or Arts & Heritage Montgomery County can put you in touch with the right people.
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Arts & Heritage
Monday, six of us met to paint by the Cumberland River in Clarksville. It was hot but we found the shade and enjoyed painting. At noon, we packed up and headed to Liberty Grill for lunch. It was a great day with friends..
I really shouldn't tell you how old this drawing is. I started it years ago. It was a sketch for planning a watercolor painting. I started it and decided right off that I liked it and went straight to creating a watercolor. Since then this half finished sketch has been sitting in the flat file drawer in the studio. I've gotten it out on several occasions just to stick it back into the drawer of the flat file one more time. I was looking for something to put into the DAC members show this month and found it, again. This morning, I finished it up. Once I finished, I didn't have a frame I could just pop it into, so it didn't make it to the members show after all.
It's charcoal on toned paper, 10" x 14". I also have a pen & ink of the same scene.
I found a letter today from back in 1990. It was a note from a client and I wanted to post a part of it: "I wanted to tell you how very pleased I was with the picture you did. I didn't think that it was possible to get such a good likeness from an old picture like you had to work from. I was extremely thrilled with it!"
I loved reading it again. Thanks Nelle!
Painting with old friends and new ones, our Monteagle Outing was GREAT as always. I haven't been in five or six years and I've been missing it. Thank you Diana for planning this every Spring. I only finished two paintings but I have two more that are almost finished. I hope to return again to Monteagle Mountain to paint.
It's been six years since I painted at Monteagle Tennessee with my Atlanta friends. I've missed being there, so I decided to go this spring and I leave tomorrow. I'll be painting on location for three days with the group from the Atlanta Art Center.
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.