Twelve artists will be painting in Clarksville tomorrow and Saturday, so be looking for us out and around Clarksville. We will be painting outdoors with-in the city limits for two days. At 4:00 Saturday we will STOP and turn our paintings in to be judged and exhibited at the DAC (Downtown Artists Co-op). The show is from 6:30 - 8:30 and paintings will be for sale. The Public is invited and we would love to see a crowd there. While the judges are picking the winner, we will have a Community Quick Draw. If any of you would like to join in the fun for the Quick Draw, show up at the DAC tomorrow around 4:00 with your paints and canvas. I hope the rain waits until tomorrow night.
Where has the month of October gone.
The first of the month I took a road trip to see family in Evansville and then to visit Owensboro River Walk and the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. I returned just in time for Hopkinsville, Ky's first Plein Air Paint Out and I placed 2nd with the watercolor above. That was Sat., Oct 6 and then I had duty at the DAC on Tuesday the 9th. I worked on the small 6' x 9" pen and ink above. It still needs a few more darks in it to make it to stand out. Yesterday, I made it to my first Nashville Artist Guild meeting and listened to artist Noah Saterstrom, who is making his living as an artist in Nashville. Click on his name and check out his work. Today, I had three visitors in my studio to talk art with and I did get some painting done. I need to get busy on some art, 2019 will be here before we know it.
The nice thing about keeping a Blog is I can look back on my life and see what I've accomplished. On this day for the last five years,I've created these works that bring back special memories.. In 2013, I drew this charcaol using a new technique and it went on to win several awards.. One of those awards came from an internationally known artist who I greatly respected. This win helped to build my confidence and gave me the courage to go forward. The other photos are each a year apart. The blue head was made from a neck cancer survivor's mask.. It was used to raise funds for cancer research. The next painting was created in a new town that I had never visited before, Owensboro. Ky. The last two paintings were simply completed on this day a year apart. My Blog captures memories for me to cherish. Thanks for all your support in my journey. .
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.