Last week when it was pretty out, the DAC Plein Air Painters got out to paint. I found a boat but no water. It's not finished and may never be. I might use it as a study for a studio piece. I won't be getting out in this extreme cold weather.
Now through Dec. 21 is the DAC Holiday Bazaar. Betty Pierce Liles and I are sharing a table this year at the Bazaar. I'm on the left. Our artworks are similar as we are both representational artist. She works mostly in oil and I work in watercolor and pen and ink.
I have my gift bags which are actually recycled watercolor paintings. I also have mini canvases and Holiday ornaments.
DAC hours are:
Tuesday thur Friday 1-5 pm and Sat. 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
WE will be having another reception on Thursday, Dec. 5th 5-8pm.
I also have a delightful chicken painting available and few others in the studio in Erin. Be sure to call me first before you come. 931 627 4872 I also have Karen's jewelry at the studio.
I spilled the ink!!! Thank goodness it didn't get the art piece I'm working on. It's always such a mess! It stains and it isn't easy to get up. I had to collect all the pencils, erasers and paper it landed on and trash them or wash them. Half a roll of paper towels later and you still have a nasty stained surface. Tomorrow, I hit it was scrubbing gel.
I've been working on a pen and ink commission for a while now. Working with pen and ink was always my favorite. Now I'm having trouble with my eye and I can see to work with it unless the lighting is really bright. I need bright natural light and lights on the drawing board. I can only work about two hours a day on sunny days. If its overcast out side, I can't work. I can still paint!
I didn't win an award or anything like that, but I really enjoyed painting with my painting partner Leah Foote. All the paintings were beautiful and the reception was very nice. I painted with watercolor this year and the weather was perfect both days. We all had a good time. And I sold a painting!!!!
The DAC Plein Air Painters painted Wednesday at Liberty Park in Clarksville for a practice run for tomorrow and Saturday's competition. Painters from Tennessee and Kentucky will be in Clarksville this week-end painting. There will be a "Wet Paint" Sale, Reception and Awards at 6:30pm Saturday at the DAC (Downtown Artist Co-op at 96 Franklin St. Awards at 7:00!
A BIG Thank you to Debbie for falling in love with my fiddler watercolor painting and taking him to his new home. The painting is very special to me and I hope she loves it always. Thanks again!!
A lot about being an Artist is delivering artwork to shows and picking up artwork Last week I spent a few days picking up work from several events. I then bring them back to the studio and rehang, rearrange . Some pieces have to come off the wall and stored. It gives me a chance to rethink what's working and what is not. So Friday, I unpacked the bags of artwork and rehung and rearranged I finished up with a little vacuuming and dusting. So tomorrow, it's studio time again.
Yesterday, Sunday the 29th was the reception and awards for the 49th Hopkinsville Art Guild's Pennyroyal Art Exhibition. I was very honored to receive the Carolyn Fuqua Memorial this year. The Exhibition was full of wonderful paintings, drawings, photography and 3d pieces. The refreshments were exceptional and I saw a lot of Artists Friends from Nashville, Clarksville and Hoptown. Lots of familiar faces and a lot of new (young) talented artists. Thanks to the HAG for hosting this beautiful show.
After two restarts, a bad bottle of masking, it is finisheed! Cheryl loved it and so did her family. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be able to paint it for her. It's a watercolor 14"x 20" and I think it turned out very nice if I say so myself. I hope every time they look at it, they love it.
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.