Monday, March 16, 2015

Mark Your Calendars! Vale Arts Spring Show April 24th-26th

Recently I had the honor of becoming the newest member of Vale Arts, a group of artists that shows twice a year at the Vale Schoolhouse in Oakton, Virginia.  Being selected was an unexpected and wonderful surprise, and is a great motivation to keep at the easel as the first show of the year is coming up, April 24th-26th!

The show is located at the Vale Schoolhouse, a one room historical site built in 1888, and features original art from ten artists.  

Here are the details below, check it out!  As always, admission is free and children are welcome!

Where: Vale Schoolhouse 
3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia 
(Corner of Fox Mill Road and Vale Road)

When:  Friday, April 24th, Saturday, April 25th, & Sunday, April 26th

Hours:  Friday, April 24th: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 25th & Sunday, April 26th: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, April  24th, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Food & Drinks Provided!

Hope you are loving this gorgeous weather, I know I am!  Sixty-five and sunny today?!  Yes please!  Hope you have a great Monday and an even better week ahead!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time Lapse!

Yesterday, I think Spring may have finally sprung as it was 60 degrees.  It was so balmy I left my jacket behind and basked in the lovely warm weather.  The snow is starting to melt and I feel very happy to have it warm again.  As much as I love DC, sometimes I'm not sure why I don't just live in the Caribbean!

When I created my most recent piece of Georgetown, I had a lot of fun playing around with time lapse photography to capture the painting.  There were several gaps and I'm still working on the best angle to capture painting in the future, but it was really fun!  Check out the link below!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Morning in Georgetown

Morning in Georgetown, 32"x48" oil on canvas

Happy March!  How is it March already?!  The past two months feel like they have been a whirlwind! Recently, I had the opportunity to create a scene of Georgetown and the Key Bridge for a family who lives and works in DC.  This was certainly a large painting (four feet wide!) and right up my alley since I love love love painting large scale pieces almost as much as I love painting Georgetown in general.  Having gone to graduate school there and living in Virginia at the time, I used to walk across the Key Bridge almost every day (except when it was pouring, then I'd take the "GUTS" bus), and it helped to clear my head after a day of learning!

The piece hanging on the wall!  Lovely!

I framed the piece for the family and helped to hang it...above you can see the end result!  They were so wonderful to work with and I love the location...right over the sofa in the family room and next to a painting with a complementary vibrant palette.  Love it!

It was a big week of commissions as I delivered an embellished giclee of "Capitol Glow."  I framed this one as well (although I can't take any credit for the great taste in selecting a perfect frame for both of the pieces above!), and I love the way it hangs in the formal living room between the windows.  It is also a 32"x48".  Just goes to show how a large piece doesn't necessarily need a lot of space on either side of it to fit perfectly and look spectacular!

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday and staying warm.  It's about 40 here today and somehow it feels very balmy.  I guess that's what happens when you've been living in a snow globe for the past month!