The 2 Rivers Painters met at my studio Friday for our first meeting in 2020. Yes, we had a great time. We didn't get to meet in December so everyone had a lot to share. Then to Fitz's for lunch, that's always good. A very enjoyable day.
Karen Black (silversmith/ jewelry maker ) just dropped off some beautiful jewelry at my studio. I'm trying to keep some regular hours this year. It seems my morning are always hectic but not so much in the afternoons. So, I'll be at the studio from 2:00 - 5:30 on Monday through Fridays except Tuesdays. I have most of my appointments on Tuesdays. If I'm not there you can call me 931 627 4872 and Karen or I can meet you.
I also have small mini paintings to large paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil. I have small pen & ink drawings and note cards. And some wood turned birds nest and ball point pens. So shop by some afternoon. I have a few customers who have started taking mini paintings to the funeral home for the families.
Looking out my window at the studio. I don't know if you can see the water that's up to the side walk or not. There is a little water coming in under the door. Thank goodness, the landlord has a rubber mat insulted at the entrance. It rarely gets into the carpet.
And, yes I got my final coat of gesso on the aluminum panel today. Monday should be a very productive day in the ole studio on Main ST.
My supplies are in! So the preparation begins for my next commission work. I'm going to be working on a large 24" x 18" AlumaComp Unprimed Archival Aluminum Painting Panel. I've used them for plein air painting and loved them. I never working on one this large but I did some research. I talked with the winning Artist at the 2Rivers Paint Out this year and he mentioned that he loved them. They are archival and strong, they won't mold or mildew like a canvas and wood panels can.
I've put two coats of gesso on the panel and one more to go. Then let the painting begin.
As soon as the supplies come in, I'll be ready to start. I cleaned off the drawing board and got the Acrylics out yesterday! Come on UPS! I'm Excited!
I retired from teaching art in the public school system in 2010. I had one goal in mind, to be a full time artist.
Ten years and four studios later, I've pretty much been able to do just that.
I started at Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford, GA and I do miss the Tannery and all the wonderful artists there. We came back to Tennessee in 2012 and I found a wonderful space but it was upstairs. I then went to Strawberry Alley just around the corner. A few years later I moved to E. Main St. That's where the truck came in through the door. I hope to have 10 more years to keep learning and creating.
from my Family to Yours! Happy Holidays!
Good people all, this Christmas-time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved Son.
With Mary holy we should pray
To God with love this Christmas day;
In Bethlehem upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born.
The Wexford Carol dates back to the 12th century. It is one of the oldest Irish Carols and is thought to originate in the area of Country Wexford, Ireland.
i'll have some new minis at the DAC in Clarksville this Tuesday the 17th. These minis are the size of a business card and come with a mini easel. I'll be there from 1-5pm so stop by to visit. The Bazaar is going on now and there are lots of gift ideas. If you're interested in one of my paintings, I can bring it in for you to see. Just contact me through this site. The Artworks Available pull down menu is up to date and available.
Thanks, see you Tuesday.
I'll be at the Houston County 12th Annual Arts & Craft show tomorrow at Erin's City Hall. I'll have this year's Houston County influenced Christmas Card for sale. Houston County, "A wee bit of Ireland in Tennessee", was settled by the Irish with the coming of the railroad to the area. Also, the Magnolia Swimming hole is one of the best swimming hole in Tennessee! See article http://bcbstwelltuned.com/2015/07/02/must-try-swimming-holes-in-tennessee/
The craft show starts at 9 and ends at 5, tomorrow only.Dec. 6th
I will also have cards at the studio for sale.
The inside of the card has an Irish Christmas blessing!
I got this in my email from the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council
Congratulations to the following artists whose work has been selected for our 2020 calendar: Calendars can be purchased at the Customs House Museum.
FRONT COVER - Leah Foote, Smith Trahern Rocking Chairs, Watercolor
JANUARY - Larry R. Richardson, Road, Rail and River, Oil
FEBRUARY - Leo Adames, Lone Oak Picnic "Chevy 51",
MARCH - Patsy Sharpe, Overlooking the Cumberland, Watercolor
APRIL - David Magers, A Mother's Love, Photograph
MAY - Paula Baggett Edwards, Lone Oak Picnic, Pastel
JUNE - Janet L. Felts, Liberty Park at Cunningham Bridge, Oil on Canvas
JULY - Ron Jackson, Flying Free!, Photograph
AUGUST - Lisa Klemmer, Sunflower, Photograph
SEPTEMBER - D J Hatcher, Day on the Creek, Watercolor
OCTOBER - Alan Goldstein, Face Painting, Photograph
NOVEMBER - Phil Cook, Born in the Country, Photograph
DECEMBER - Betty Pierce Liles, The Old Home Place, Oil on Linen Canvas
BACK COVER - Frank Lott, After the Storm, Watercolor
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.