Spring Flowers continue to be big sellers, as "Double Daylily" sold at the Arlington Artists Alliance show over the weekend. I had a chance to chat with the new owners, who are big arts supporters (which I love!) and even though they didn't know exactly where "Double Daylily" was going to hang in their house, they loved the colors and brightness. I painted this piece, in acrylic, but painting an abstract underpainting first in orange, then adding the greens of the leaves, and wiping off and adding on more paint to build layers. Then I added more orange paint to show the structure of the flower. The daylilies are about to bloom again, so I might have to head back out to the garden and paint some more!
I am so excited to be the Featured Artist at Stifel & Capra for the month of June. Of course this great shop is where I have my studio space, but in June my artwork will also be featured prominently downstairs. FIRSTfriday will be lots of fun, because not only will I be there with my paintings, but Stifel & Capra is hosting the kick-off for the Tinner Hills Blues Festival, so we'll have a live blues band playing in the parking lot! So come on by for a visit... here are the details:
LOST & FOUND EXHIBIT
Original mixed media paintings inspired by a cache of old photos and letters, found in the attic of a family home.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013
FIRSTfriday at Stifel & Capra
260 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOPS
In conjunction with my "Lost and Found" exhibit, I will be offering workshops at Stifel & Capra. Workshops are for beginning as well as advanced students. One session $60, Two sessions $100, Three sessions $130. If you would like to try your hand at mixed media, but don't want to buy the supplies, I will have some supplies available for a small supply fee... You can find more info here or email me if you have any questions!
MAKING PAPERS Monday, June 10, 10am-1pm Learn different ways to make beautiful papers for mixed media collage. We will stamp, scribble and paint. We will repurpose old papers to make exciting new designs. Sign up here!
DESIGN for Mixed Media Monday, June 17, 10am-1pm Back to basics with some straight forward design ideas to organize your mixed media pieces. Make your painting and collages more cohesive with these basic design tools. Sign up here!
MIXED MEDIA MAKING Monday, June 24th, 10am-1pm Bring your materials, and your design ideas and we will cut and paste our way towards finished mixed media pieces. Sign up here!
It's that cherry blossom time of year! This painting, actually a mixed media piece, sold last week at Stifel & Capra... right out of my studio! It's been a cool spring, so perhaps folks are wanting thatt "spring feeling", but I hope the purchaser enjoys this painting year 'round....
I have been an artist all of my life. I can't help it. Drew on the walls in kindergarten, painted pictures in high school, went to Art School, worked as an art director, started painting again. And am loving it.