Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Outdoor art for my yard

I have been working on this found object piece for several weeks now and with my sister's help was able to get it installed. This is not what people are used to seeing from me but I really enjoyed doing it. I call it Door Reformed.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Finished this one up today

I was able to finish the painting I started at the dog show this past weekend. It is 12 x 16" and titled Tristan. Tristan is a 10 year old American Eskimo dog. He sure doesn't look or act his age. He is quite the character and you can see that mischevious glint in his eyes.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Charlottesville, VA weekend

I took my art booth on the road this past weekend to beautiful Charlottesville, VA and the dog show. I just love this show site as it is on the Foxfield Steeplechase grounds. Beautiful horse farms all around. Gorgeous green rolling hills and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The weather was perfect too!

I took along my french easel and oil paints and worked on a small dog painting in front of my booth setup drawing curious onlookers both days. I didn't get it finished, but got a good start so I will show the WIP here.

After I closed the booth on Saturday evening, I toted my easel and paints to the other end of the grounds to get in one little 8 x 10" plein air painting of the scenery. Even though the show was over for the day, I got more onlookers watching my painting progress.

Seriously, I was never really comfortable being watched, so I just have made myself relax and do it and now I am fine with it!