Seven Artists gathered in my studio today to discuss our up coming exhibit at the Brentwood Library in Brentwood, TN this coming February. The exhibit will be up for the entire month of February. We also had a short critique and then to Fitz's for lunch and homemade pies. I had a great time, I hope they did too.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family to yours!
Old Danville Grain Elevator located in Houston County, TN
The creation of Kentucky Lake in the 1940s
flooded the Danville community
on the banks of the Tennessee River.
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.
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.