Friday, July 20, 2012

Cherry Blossoms!

Since I had such a great time painting the last mini, Capitol in the Snow, I decided to go ahead and try my hand at DC in the springtime with my rendition of the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom festival.  While it's hard to admit, I have to be honest that having lived in DC my whole life, this past year was the first time I had ever been down to see the festival in person.  As this was the Centennial year for the blossoms, it was the perfect time to be there, and was it ever spectacular.  The pink blossoms look so fluffy and frame the monuments and tidal basin perfectly.  If you haven't been, I highly recommend it!

Above is a 2" x 3.5" oil on canvas.  If you would like a close up of this painting, please visit here:  Cherry Blossoms

Don't Forget! Four Seasons of Oatlands Ends July 31st!

In case you haven't yet visited the Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show and Sale, make sure to head down there!  The show continues on until July 31st, and viewing the show in the Carriage House is free (and air conditioned!)  Since the grounds are absolutely beautiful this time of year, I highly recommend a trip around the estate and also a guided tour at the Mansion.  Tickets to tour the mansion and garden are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and only $8 for students (6-16).  To learn more, check out the tours at http://www.oatlands.org/visitoatlands/tours.asp

Hope to see you there!