I had several pen & inks I had done for the show I was suppose to have at the DAC in May with Photographer Shane Moore. I was scanning them in and while I had them all together, I asked David which one he liked. So I'm sharing his pick with ya'll tonight. It's for sale, if interested contact me.
Shane and I decided to wait until next year and let the artists who were to show in April have our spot. I hope artists Jane Olson and Regina Mick will be able to have their show next month. Two very talented ladies and they have been working so hard on this show.
I've been going to the studio everyday for 2 to 6 hours each day. I did get the commission finished and delivered. It was to be a gift. I got a wonderful note from the recipient of the drawing. I think she loved it. That makes me one happy artist.
I'm starting on a piece for the Women's Suffrage Celebration on the passing of the 19th Amendment. The 2 Rivers Society of Painters will be exhibiting artwork at the Smith Trahern Mansion in Clarksville for the celebration. The yellow rose was one of the symbols so I'll work with that idea. I am hoping to get two paintings done in the next few weeks.
All is very quiet in the studio and on the streets of Erin this month of quarantine !
Two weeks ago I finished a commission that I did in Acrylics. I work in different media, I decided to share with you a case I received years ago from my husband as a gift. He asked me what I would like that I would never buy for myself. I told him about this case to store and carry by acrylic in. I use acrylic for plein air painting, I wanted a case I could travel with and I could use it when I painted in the studio. When I need them in the studio, I simply open it and sit it on the floor beside me or place it on a table. When I paint plein air, I prepare a palette and leave the case in the car just in case I need more paint. I love this case, it works great for me because I don't use my acrylic everyday. It's about 13 inches square and 5 inches thick. It opens and you flip up each section. If you lower the first section you have lots of storage in the back. When closing it up, put down the first two sections and place the tray that stores brushes, pencils etc. He got this for me years ago and I enjoy it every time I use it. I think if I worked in Acrylic all the time, I'd still use it. If was pricey, it came from Blick or Jerry's I think.
Just thought I'd share.
This is a digital drawing I did on my Ipad. This tree is close to my house and every time I go to my studio or downtown Erin, I see it. When the light is just right on the tree, it looks like it's saying "BOO!" to me. It's in a curve so it looks as if it hides and then jumps out at me. I've enjoyed this tree for years. There was a huge beautiful tree not far from this one and a storm got it before I could draw it. This tree is one of my daily joys!
I've started by next commissioned piece. It's a 12" x 16" drawing and I'm very excited about it. But first things first. I have to make sure I have my materials ready to go
Paper of course is #1 and thank goodness I have plenty of my favorite drawing paper.
I went in this morning and I was able to repair my mess up from last Friday (photo in last post). The sky no longer has three ugly spots staring at me. All is right with my sky, thank goodness for an easy fix. I'm happy with the 18" x 24" acrylic painting and it will be picked up this week. The drawing board has been cleaned and it's ready for something new., The next project is another commission, this time a drawing. That's wonderful, I need a break from painting.
Why! Why! didn't I leave it alone. I was all finished with this commission and I noticed a little spot in the sky line I didn't like. So I thought, I'll just touch it up and remember, I'm working in acrylics. I had worked in that area the day before. I pulled the top layer right off of it. Note: See the orange-ish yellow spot, it's not suppose to be there. Did I leave it alone and wait for the paint to cure out! No, of course not! I just kept at it until I made two more like the one above. I have left it alone for the week end. Tomorrow, I'm sure I can fix it and I'm calling the client ASAP! Before I do something else stupid.
I've had my studio in Erin now for 8 years! Love it here in Erin, Tennessee. The big Irish Day Celebration is Sat., March 21. I'll be at the studio so please stop by.
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.