Tuesday, I worked at the DAC Downtown Artist Co-op = no studio time!
Wednesday, I went on a Gallery Hop with the Tennessee Watercolor Society = no studio time, Photo above
Thursday, I practiced with the All Strung Out Dulcimer Group, it's music,it's Art = no studio time.
I'm very proud to have received two awards last night at the 2019 DAC Regional Art Exposition. My Pen and Ink drawing, Trees in the Fence Row took a 1st place award and my Acrylic Painting, Day is Done placed 2nd in Non Aqueous Painting. The Exhibit will be up for the Month of August at the DAC, 96 Franklin St., Downtown Clarksville, TN. Closed Sunday & Monday, Opens at 1-5 T-F and Saturday 9-5. It's a beautiful show with a large number of regional artists represented.
Thank you to ours Juror, Ann Blair Brown out of Nashville, She is both a studio artist as well as a plein Air Artist. (Click on her name to see her work)..
It's my Birthday Week and I got off to a great start with the sale of the painting above last Thursday. Two friends, one childhood friend who has returned to TN and one new friend surprised me with meaningful gifts (very special ). Monday, I visited with my youngest son and his family. Tuesday I worked in the Studio. Today, I volunteered at the Chamber and some of the Dulcimer group stopped in and we jammed for 3 hours, so fun! I play the baritone Ukulele not dulcimer! Met my brother for lunch and now I'm headed to CLARKSVILLE to meet my oldest son and his family for dinner. My wonderful hubby has chauffeured me around all week. It really doesn't get any better than this. It's been a wonderful birthday day week!
I thought I had finished this a while back but it needed something So,I added DOTS!!! You might want to take a closer look!
I spent most of the day at the studio. Two friends stopped by and I ran into another one at the gym. I worked on a commission and finished up on two small ink and pens (6" x 9"). It was really good to be back in the studio working. It was too hot to be outside!!!
This pen & ink is titled "Trees in the Fence Row" . This is a pretty common scene on the back roads of Tennessee. That"s an old gate from years gone by on the bottom left. It's a scene from the Erin area. I love Erin (Houston County, TN).
Here are my Artworks in the DAC Galleries for the Month of July
River's Gallery Annual Membership Show - July 1 - 29th I have two pieces in the show this year.
Spires Gallery (retail side) I also have my Notes Cards and Mini Canvases.
96 Franklin ST.
Open Tuesday - Friday 1-5 & Sat. 9 - 5
I have been working but more on the business side of art. I've done a few logos for non-profits and logos just take up a lot of time. I don't usually do them. My software is old and aggravating, it freezes up. I can't afford to replace it, so it's got to do me for a while. It's still works fine for my own personal use.
I just put the two photos of plein air paintings up to get attention, I did these on this day in 2013. Unfortunately, I still have them, they didn't sale. I painted them in Nashville. The one on the right, I actually got an award on.
A dear friend stopped by the studio today to claim this smallish watercolor. I'm going to frame it for her and then It will be going home with her. Thank You Linda! I'm so glad you like my work.
This little drawing has been sitting in my drawing pad waiting for it's finishing touches. i went in this morning and while waiting to meet a friend for lunch, I decided to just do it. I liked it so much, I framed it immediately. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of it before a framed it. So it's pictured here under glass and that's never a good idea. It's in a 10" x 8" frame, the image is 5" x 7" and it's available. Just click the "Contact the Artist" if you're interested. Thanks.
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.