I am proud to have my artwork on the cover of the Clarksville Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Cultural Calendar for 2019. I painted this scene by the Cumberland during the 2017 2Rivers Paint Out, an annual event every October. It placed 3rd in the Competition. The original is hanging at the DAC this month. It's a 9" x 12 oil painting. I was in Liberty Park looking out at the River. We did have beautiful weather that day. Calendars are for sale at the Customs House Museum for $10.
I like to take my pen and ink with me, especially when I have appointments at the doctors and getting my car serviced. I love having it when I want it.
I won the brown case recently at an DAC membership meeting. Before I was using a micro computer case which was great but the padding made it heavy. The case is called "Global Art Genuine Leather Colored Pencil Cases" It has two zippered sides. I use one side to store my sketchbook and one side to carry my sharpies.
My sketch book is a favorite of mine for pen and ink and I can also use it was a watercolor wash. I also draw on location, the hard cover allows me the freedom to actually stand and draw. It's 6" x 9" and fits in the case or small bag. It is made by Holbein and called a Multi Drawing Book. They come in many sizes.
I got an early Christmas present and my drawing kit fits right into the wonderful tote. It's light and has room for photos to draw from. You could put your Ipad or Tablet in there too. The other side has pockets for sharpeners and erasers. There is room to take my color pencils or watercolors too. I think I going to love it.
I delivered the last commission. I came back and got the Christmas Lights out for the Studio. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
From the inside, it looks like everything is on fire through the camera lens.,
The nice clean drawing board means I'm done, finished with all my Christmas Commissions this year. Now I can start my Christmas Shopping, decorate the Studio window, send out a few cards and relax for the Holidays. I enjoyed doing each project for my clients and I hope everyone enjoys my work.
I sold about half of everything I had to sell yesterday at the Holiday Craft Show. The Mini Canvases, the Ornaments and the Erin Christmas Cards I sold almost out of those. The framed small artworks not so much, but a lot of nice compliments on my artwork. I talked and visited with friends and made one or two new friends. I had a wonderful day and won a country ham!!! Love country ham anyway you can fix it. Next week, I finish up my last commission before Christmas. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I've been painting minis today in the studio. I'll have these tiny canvases at the Holiday Craft show Friday at Erin's City Hall. The square ones are 1.75 inches. I'll have a few of the ornaments and the Erin Christmas cards there too..
I picked up my Houston County Christmas cards yesterday at the printers. I'll have them for sale at the Houston County 11th Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Friday, Dec. 7th. I'll have them at the Studio to sale. too!. The cards have an Irish Blessing on the inside. see below.
I went down today to get set up. I will have my bird Christmas ornaments and / or magnets, Clarksville Note Cards, small paintings and pen & inks and some wood turned ornaments and tops. I hope to see some of you there.
Christmas Bazaars and craft show! I have a few things at the DAC (downtown artists co-op) Bazaar until Dec. 24th, The Spiritfest Dec. 1 from 2-5 (Clarksville) and Houston County's Holiday Craft Show (Erin) at the City Hall Dec. 7th. I'll be at each event and I hope to see you there. Happy Holidays
I headed to the studio to work today and when I got there I had a visitor waiting for me on my drawing board. I sat down before I noticed him. He was cold so he didn't move hardly at all. I did notice he looked a little dehydrated and provided some refreshment for him. He was extremely thirsty. About two weeks ago I thought we had had a small earthquake or my neighbors had been hamming on the walls next door. My artwork on one wall was hanging lopsided and items had been knocked off the shelves.. Well now I know it was the snake exploring around the studio. He must of come in to get warm.
I'm not afraid of snakes and I've always been reptile friendly. I've even had a few iguanas as pets. As a kid I always wanted a snake as a pet but my mother would NOT agree to that but lizards were ok!
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.