Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dreams of Monastero

Dreams of Monastero, oil on canvas, 16x20

If you've read any of my former blog entries, then it might be redundant to say that I love the scenery of Lake Como in northern Italy.  And while I love how the mountains meet the water in Como, I am totally in awe of the villas and gardens that sit at the water, which brings me to the painting above of Villa Hotel Cipressi from the gardens of Villa Monastero.  Villa Monastero sits in the municipality of Varenna, and was formerly a monastery (no surprise there given the name)!  I love color, so there is something about the yellow villa that inspires me surrounded by pink foliage and blue skies.

In other news, it's almost March!  I can't believe that we're almost through winter.  I am definitely a warm weather person, so it helps to paint warm weather scenes like the one above to get through the cold.  There are a couple more blog posts to come of other warm weather scenes so stay tuned!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Art Square - Petite Perspectives

(Photo courtesy of loudounacademy.org)

Come check out Art Square's Petite Perspectives juried art show during the month of February in Gallery 1 & 2 in Leesburg.  Opening reception is Friday, February 8th from 5:30-8 p.m. and is sure to be great!  I have three pieces in the show, and all three paintings are a maximum 3.5" in width!  If you are looking for a unique gift for someone or are just a lover of the arts, check it out!  

For more information on the show, click here: http://www.loudounacademy.org/galleryindex.html#currentG1

For directions to Art Square, click here: http://www.loudounacademy.org/mapanddriving.html

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Free Shipping February!

For the month of February, receive free shipping on the Country Roads print!  You can get it through my website or via Etsy, and comes in two sizes, 12"x18" or 20"x30".  As always, these prints are standard frame sizes, making it easy to buy and fit into a pre-made frame at your local arts and crafts store.  This makes a perfect Valentine's Day or birthday gift, make sure to pick one up!

Happy shopping!