Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tutu Much Fun

Tutu Much Fun
11x14” oil ($325)
Who can resist painting little girls in a tutu?  

My great weekend with ValeArts has come to an end.  Many thanks to all of the ValeArts artists for the opportunity to be in a show with them.  

Being in the show provided me with the opportunity to meet and get to know many wonderful local artists including fellow guest artist Sangeeta Prasad.   She is a children's art therapist by day and artist by night.  It was Sangeeta's first show and her excitement was contagious.  I wish her the very best for all of her future shows.  

The lovely weekend was made even better with some really nice comments about my work from visitors at the show, including an artist who asked if I give lessons who she liked my "lost and found" edges.  I've been working really hard on edges so that was a wonderful compliment.   
Another aspect of the show was learning a number of great tips for hanging a show like this one which I'll share in a later blog or two.  

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 about a half a dozen paintings and then will start packing them up to take them to ValeArts 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