Thursday, September 7, 2017
101 McClure St, Clarksville, TN 37040
The Exhibit ends September 27th
I will have two of my watercolors in the exhibit.
Our youth minster is leaving us to continue his education in Theology. He asked me a while back to do a painting of our church for him, so I did. We presented it to him from our Sunday School Class at his "Good bye Party". I think he really liked it. We wish him the best on his journey and he will be missed. He's a home town boy and we are so very proud. We will miss you Tory!
Thank you Houston County for the "Peoples Choice Award" this year at Sweet Tea and Southern Art". You picked my watercolor painting "Colorful Fiddler" as your favorite. Sweet Tea and Southern Art is a beautiful annual showcase for local area artists. The artworks were all beautiful and the venue too. Thanks to the Houston County Art Council for hosting this wonderful event every August. I enjoy living in this community so much. This is our 6th year in Houston County.
It's Sweet Tea and Southern Art Time again in Erin, TN. on the square. Friday and Saturday form 10-4 and Sunday 1-4. The sponsors reception was tonight and I was very well attested. The food and company was wonderful.
Friday our painting group met in Clarksville for our monthly critique. We added a trip to the CHM to see "Women Painting Women", it is a fantastic traveling show. Contemporary female artists working with the figure, female figures. They are mostly oils with very few pastels and one watercolor artists. They are worth a drive to Clarksville to see. Clarksville is the first stop on the exhibit's traveling tour. They will also have a "Artist & Curator Walking Tour Sep. 16th 5-7pm". The show goes to Tx after it leaves Clarksville. Check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/womenpaintingwomen/ www.facebook.com/womenpaintingwomen/ After the museum we had a wonderful lunch together at Liberty Grill on the river.
I had a quiet day. Working at the Chamber was uneventful. A leisurely lunch with the hubby and visited with friends at the restaurant. I painted a few hours and came home to work on the computer. I've been working in Adobe Illustrator reworking a logo for the TnWS 2018 show. I'm a little rusty and my software is getting old (like me),it's 7 years old. So when I pulled up a tutorial on line to remind myself how to use a certain tool, it wasn't there anymore. A new tool has taken it's place and some of the icons don't look the same. Time just keeps on and I'm getting behind. I figured it out and got it done. So, I happy!! I just added a pic of one of my pen & inks below.
My landlord had someone there first thing this morning and the leak is fixed. I had a fun lunch with friends from High School today and everything was all cleaned up.. I started a painting yesterday so I worked on it for a while. My eyes got to hurting so badly that I had to come home and get into a dark room with a cold rag on them. It's usually the weather that does my eyes in. I'm better now and looking forward to tomorrow in the studio.
And I have a leak! I went in to work at the studio, yes it was rainy hard outside. About 11, I have water in the bathroom and on the studio floor. I don't know if its the toilet leaking or the rain is getting in somehow. But, I did start a new watercolor. .
Packing up for "Sweet Tea and Southern Art". The dates August 25-27, 2018. I'll be there Friday and Sunday in Erin working in "Sweet Tea and Southern Art"
We also have a show in Clarksville; Sept. 7 - 28th, 2017
TnWS Region II- 6th Annual Clarksville Exhibit - 2017:
Venue: The beautiful, historic Smith-Trahern Mansion located in the Emerald Hill Historic District, 1st & McClure Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.
Exhibit Dates: Thursday, September 7 through Thursday September 28, 2017
Reception date: Thursday September 7: 1st Thursday Art Walk of Clarksville: 5 to 7PM
One of my clients came in with this idea for a wedding gift. To paint a tree with their initials to look as if they were carved into the tree. This was even more fun, because they took a photo of a tree at their wedding and I used it.. It was a fun little commission to do. I framed it and floated it in the frame. I really like the looks of a watercolor floating, the ragged edge of the paper is nice. Thanks Linda for letting me do this one.
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.