Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Let the Framing Begin

Unwrapping my Florida Frames...very carefully
This is only a small glimpse of the "art bomb" that's gone off in my studio.  I will be spending the day framing a about half a dozen paintings and then will start packing them up to take them to Vale on Thursday. 

Shady Meeting

Shady Meeting
12x12” oil on RayMar ($300)

My husband titled this painting for me.  He's usually good for a catchy titles when I draw a blank.  If you know my background, it is even better.

Monday, April 20, 2015

ValeArts Spring Show "Destinations"

  It is Spring and ART is in the air at Vale!!  

It is hard to believe tomorrow is the last day of the show.  It has been a wonderful and eye opening experience.  The ValeArts Members are a terrific and remarkable group of ladies. And oh my, do they have putting up a show down to a lean mean machine science.  I always learn something new with every show I do, but I cannot tell you how impressed I have been with the way they handle everything.  Their organization, from how they put the show up, hanging art from 12 foot high hooks and never getting on a ladder (my personal favorite new tip since I'm usually the one on the ladder), the way they divide up the space so fairly, how they do their inventory sheets even their accounting methods.  They are amazing.  
It has been fun to see how so much art by 9 artists just works together.  You can't believe how much can be fit and be enjoyed a in small historical school house.  There is one more day to enjoy it.  

Keep your fingers crossed for us that the sun will come out tomorrow....We about froze today!
Historic Vale School House
3124 Fox Mill Rd, Oakton VA 22124
Corner of Vale & Foxmill Roads

at the flashing red four-way stop

Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Vale School House

Friday, April 17, 2015

Uggs and Kisses

Uggs & Kisses

10x20” oil on canvas ($395)
So adorable in her Uggs and Tutu.

This is another new painting for the ValeArts show.  Its hard to believe that the show opens this week.  Lots a admin things to do for the next week.Two BIG boxes of frames have arrived from Florida Frames, one of my favorite places to get frames.  So I will be framing, writing inventories and making labels.