Monday, August 29, 2011

Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Georgia On My Mind....

I truly enjoyed meeting the artists in Carrollton, GA. This town has a surprisingly large and new arts center with a theatre, a set design studio, costume shop, art gallery and plenty of large well lit classrooms. Who knew? I thank the students for sharing time with me and allowing me to present a few ideas to them.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Plein Aire Brandywine

I just found out that I've been selected to participate in the "Plein Aire Brandywine" competition from September 25 - October 1, 2011. The competition will take place in the scenic Brandywine Valley, including Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, the Hagley Museum and Mt. Cuba. I'm so excited! I've never even seen these properties, but I've heard a lot about them and look forward to painting them!

If you'd like to visit me during this event, I would just love it!

I absolutely love painting outdoors. One must paint quickly, trying to capture the scene in as few brushstrokes as possible. Plein aire work doesn't always turn out; but when it does, it's magic.

The picture here was painted on site in Unison, VA in 2 1/2 hours.