Monday, June 29, 2009

Art show award, garden tour and new job title.....

I just got back from the Helen Keller show in Tuscumbia. I had a great show. I sold 4 smaller framed paintings and 3 smaller unframed paintings. To top it off, I also won and award that came with cash. Always a nice surprise. The people who run this show are super nice and that makes for a relaxing weekend. The area is surrounded by water, so I even got a chance to get out on my new kayak!

Coming home from the show, I went through Scottsboro to do a little antiquing. I did not find any treasures this year. Since I was coming home from the north, I decided to stop in Adairsville and tour the Barnsley Gardens. The ruins of the old house and the formal gardens were well worth the trip. I think I can come up with a few good painting.

Now for the funniest part of my trip. While I was walking around the garderns, I got way off the beaten path where construstion was taking place. I was mistaken for an inspector and was asked to inspect this man hole. So, I checked out the brickwork and the concrete table for over flow. What fun!!!!!

Cheers, Dawn

Monday, June 22, 2009

Progress in the Studio 6/22

Well, I am make a little progress on my garden gate in Rome, Italy 36 x 48
This was just a side road we were walking down. I really need to find out the name.

The painting above 36 x 48 and below 16 x 20 are both from a canoeing trip down the Estero River near . I just loved the old boat pulled up on the dock. Below is a suspension bridge crossing the river to the boat dock. This one is quite different for me. It will be the first time I have put a person in one of my landscapes. I just could not resist including the ancient woman and her dog slowly making their way across. It will be interesting to see how I do.

This is a small commission piece I am working on. I am using a color photo for this since I have never been to the location.

Don't I wish my studio was so clean! I am house and pet sitting for my parents and set up a little studio in the laundry room. The dogs have been supervising. Always a great help! Cheers, Dawn

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Photos from the Videre show.

We had a great turn out and lots of fun. The artwork keeps getting better and better. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. The show will be up through June 30. Please stop by and check out the great work.

Gillian Horsley by her painting

Cindy Withrow in front of her work

The amazing Eddie Varsalona

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New work at Decatur Gallery

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Progress in the Studio 6/2

Now that I have finished my commissions, I have been tearing up the studio trying to produce my own work. Sales at the shows have been very good and that always gives me a lot positive energy to bring to the studio. Check out the results.

This is the tree I have been working on for while. As you can see, it has really changed. I hope to finish up this week.

This is a scene I came across while canoeing down the Estero River. I am really excited about this one. I just love the old boat pulled up on the bank.
Below you can see the black and white that I am working from.

This is a wonderful garden gate that Rob and I can across in Rome. We were trying to take a short cut to the coliseum, but it was a dead end. I am glad we to the walk, because this is going to be a fun painting.