Friday, July 16, 2010


I know it's still July, but it's been so hot, it felt like August in June!  
I'm off to Indiana for a plein aire painting week.  Good fellow painters, good food, pleasant lodging, what more can a painter ask for?

I will also be entering work in several other shows, details when I have good news.  Stay cool! 

Busy Summer

May, June and July have gone by swiftly.  Paining at Carderock, and Solomon Island did not produce much.  But they are area I want to explore.  Had work in the Art League Gallery show in June, as well as at Kelley's A&F.  But July had been spent getting ready for several shows.

Washington Studio School Alumni Show.
I got 2 small pieces into this juried show that runs from July 7th through August 22nd.  Check out the work, and check out the school.  While I've been painting since high school, WSS is were it really came together.  If you really want to learn to draw and paint, this is the place to be.  Great spaces too.  The works are shown in the Widget below, Sun at Fletcher's (plein aire, 8x10) and Hunting Creek Trees (9-12).

Washington Printmaker's Gallery, National Small Works
Just on the off chance, I submitted work for this show and I got in!  And then I found out that only 50 works had been selected out of about 400 works submitted, whoa!  The work is a monotype, 5x7, I made in the Spring.  It's called Hunting Creek, but it's an image I have not completed before.  I liked the way it came out.

I've been so pleased with this set of prints, that I'm taking a workshop with Penny Barringer, of Discover Graphics, for a few weeks.  Different ink and paper so it's been hit & miss so far, but I finally got 2 good images.  But I think I will keep at it for a while as I love the graphic black on soft white images.  And all those ghost to play with!

Orchard Gallery, Bethesda, MD,  Juried Show
 I got a piece selected for this great little gallery in the heart of Bethesda.  A 12x16 version of Autumn Trees that was seen at Artomatic.  The image is also in the Widget below.  I'm so glad I am able to show my work in a whole new area of Metro DC.  The show runs through the whole month of August, and the Gallery is open every evening until 8:00 PM.  There are some interesting restaurants in the area too.