Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Daily Painting 1091 Beach Daisies at Julie's House

I did this from life a couple months ago when it wasn't so hot at Julie's house, its 5 x 7 oil on masonite. $100.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hopin' and Dreamin' by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on Saturday June 19th (completed at 10:40am)...$85 including shipping...This was my first time at the Dalton Saturday Market, so I didn't know what to expect. I found friendly folks selling produce, plants, and various hand-made (well made) items. The gazebo caught my eye as I set up my easel. Light always changes quickly, so it's a challenge to get shadows in their proper places. The gentleman wearing a hat and red shirt seemed oblivious to the mill of people and sounds of the childrens' zylophone. He was "hopin' and dreamin'".
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pinky's Parlor Reception

No, I'm not pointing a gun. All the furniture in this section of Pinky's Parlor is cyprus wood. Frankie, owner of Pinky's Parlor, purchased several paintings including Durinda's, Phyllis', and mine. We were happy not to bring wet paintings home. A delightful weekend thanks to Generations Gallery and Indian Springs and of course Frankie who also makes delicious chicken salad. Better stop on in!
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En plein Air painting of girl jumping rope Sculpture at the Whimsical Garden in Indian Springs, GA

A great day was spent on Memorial Day Week end Saturday in Flovilla, GA at Indian Springs painting with 11 other artists. This was a Plein Air Georgia event sponsored by Generations Gallery who were very hospitable and I can't wait to return to paint again and in fact we went back on Sunday to paint the bridge to the State Park.
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Grace Episcopal Church


June 8th six Civic Arts League members painted outside at the Grace Church from 9 til the storm around lunch time. I skittered around trying to find what "spoke to me". Of course I wanted to do the whole church building. The Church is gracious to hose the Civic here the first Monday of each month. I've had two art exhibits here in the past.
Back to that day I walked all around and finally settled under a huge tree to find that a screw had fallen out of the Soltek easel leg. I thought I would set up on my lawn chair but Carolyn Cannon always comes to my rescue. She had loaned an easel to Jo and it took more of my time to get it out of the back of Jo's van. At any rate I think I got a good view of the setting and the building. I could hardly see the building for the tree and later added some detail of window frames from a photo that Jo sent to everyone. I think it works okay now. I do wish it had more life to it but that's what happens when I tweak too much in the studio.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Afternoon Storm...Maybe by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air on May 31st (completed at 2:00pm)...$85 including shipping...Instead of painting the seashore scenes I'd planned, I painted this hazy, lazy afternoon looking across a wildlife sanctuary in Nags Head, NC. Each afternoon it looked like rain clouds would roll in, but rain came only once briefly.
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Callaway Gardens Exhibit

Tonight, June 4, 2010, is the exhibit and sale opening for the Southern Rivers Guild of Fine Artists and Crafsmen at the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center inside Callaway Gardens from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Come listen to the live music while viewing the creations of 32 participating regional artists and craftsmen in this juried art show.

All are invited to attend and see the wide spectrum of art that will include paintings in acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink as well as pottery, jewelry sculpture, mosaics glass, woodcarving and metal.

An encore reception is also scheduled for July 23 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Artists demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the summer with the exhibit closing September 6, 2010.

Admission price is waved when you tell the gate attendant you are coming to the art show at the Discovery Center.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Daily Painting 1074 Watery Maze McKee's Botanical Garden Plein Air

Its 8 x 10, oil on hardwood plywood. It was a beautiful day at Mckee's Botanical Gardens, but hot! Lots of wonderful water lilies of all colors, I enjoyed myself thoroughly just looking at them all. $200.