Reg. II Tennessee Watercolors Society Exhibition - Oct 2 - Oct. 31 at Smith Trahern Mansion in Clarksville, Tn. Please come out Oct. 2, 5-7 for the opening reception. Artists from Nashville, Franklin, Clarksville and surrounding areas have exhibited their beautiful watercolors for your enjoyment during the month of Oct.
I spent the day with other Clarksville Tennessee Watercolor Members hanging, labeling these beautiful works. I was able to study each one as we hung them and the diversity of these works are a must see.
The Reception: Thursday night, October 2, in conjunction with the Clarksville Art Walk within the downtown area from 5:00 to 7:00PM.
I have three artworks in the show. Reception is tomorrow night at 6:00pm at the Monthaven Mansion in Hendersonville.
I wasn't happy with the sun on the face so I painted a stormy sky with the sun coming through the clouds. I'm still not sure what to do and how to paint it. So back to the drawing board and I'm getting a little frustrated with my abilities on this project. I used a photo to paint by, I will look for another photo tomorrow. The Courage Unmasked Project is putting my skills to the test.
The last I heard the sales from the "Friends of the Library" Minis are going very well. They have sold over half already. That's great and I'm glad I could help out the Houston County Library.
My husband helped me attach the arm this morning and then I finished the fingers. I got started on the hair and I ran out of hair pieces. I'll be back into the plaster tomorrow ,
I still have to finish the hair, paint the arm and touch it all up! I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Today I painted the mask. The colors are suppose to represent a storm. It is inspired by the song, "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Ray Charles. My survivor told me it took all he had to get through the treatment and I thought of this song.
When you walk through a storm
Keep your chin up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
I will attach the arm and the finger tips tomorrow and paint again Friday.The hair will be last and it's suppose to look like he is walking against a hard wind, the storm, his cancer.
Today my artist friend came up to the studio and she mentioned she needed a web site, so we put one together today. I already had some of her photos on my computer so it was easy to do. We still need a bio or artist statement and I will get that soon enough. Weebly.com is what I use and it's very friendly to work with. In about two hours we had her site up and going. Check it out www.hildawaide.com Hilda was an art teacher in Nashville when I worked at Hillsboro.
I was sure one happy artist when I got to the studio this morning. After the week long workshop, I was ready to work at my own pace. I worked on the mask first then when it was drying, I cleaned up my palette from the workshop. My Turp had leaked out into my back pack, oh such fun. I had to take everything out and set it up to air out. I finished up working on the mask by putting a layer of Gesso on it so I can start painting it. It is getting there.
I did this drawing for my son in 1999. I was recently contacted by the Clarksville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Sigma and they wanted to use the image for their organization. After talking with them, I decided that I will donate all sales proceeds from this image through Fine Art America to the Clarksville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Sigma. The fundraiser will be for one year, Oct. 1, 2014 until Nov.1, 2015 (Homecoming to Homecoming). If you know anyone who might be interested, please let them know. You can click on the link above in red or go the "Prints Available" tap on the menu of this site. 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.