I entered this piece, called "Pond Confab" in the juried Springfield Art Guild's "Art in the Garden" show, and it was accepted. This show will be at Green Spring Gardens Park , a Fairfax County Park, from August 27th-October 27th. If you have never been to this jewel of a park, it is definitely worth a visit. I walked around after dropping off my painting and, sure enough, saw turtles in the pond! Stop by and see the show (and the turtles)!
From AWEsome Art! Amazon Web Services issued an AWSome Call for Art for the purpose of showcasing original art from the Washington Metropolitan Region. My Spring Tree was selected to hang in their Virginia office, with the possibility of a purchase for their corporate collection. I am excited to have been selected....
We had hardly hung the show in the Arlington Offices of SAIC when I got a nice email from the Venue Coordinator to say my painting, Gingko III had been sold. That's always a nice email to get. This is one of my "Leaf Impression" paintings. I start the process with a very wet sheet of watercolor paper, then apply paint to the leaves I have gathered. As I paint each one, I press it down into the wet paper. Once many leaves are on the paper, I paint over the whole sheet in a different "background" color. Then comes the hard part.... I have to let the whole thing dry overnight, without lifting the leaves to see what is happening on the paper. Once dry, I remove all the leaves and look at my image, some beautiful patterns have taken shape. Sometimes I will go back in and add more color, darken some leaves, put details on others. I apply more paint to the actual leaves and use them as stamps, pressing them into the paper and leaving behind vein lines and impressions. I have printed up sets of notecards from these paintings. They are available at Stifel & Capra, and at the gift shop at the American Horticultural Society at River Farm in Alexandria. Or you may order some here, just send me an email....A set of 8 is $14.00 plus postage.
Dance 6 by Elisabeth Hudgins
I am honored to have been selected to be the Featured Artist for the month of August by the Arlington Artists Alliance! My artwork, Dance 6, will be posted prominently on the Arlington Artists Alliance website, which is doubly cool because the Alliance just unveiled a new and improved website. You can check it out here. For any Arlington Artists out there, this is a great local organization... we have lots of new and fun opportunities. I am really excited to be the newly elected president.
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.