Saturday, July 31, 2010


Here is my painting of a spider spinning his web. This is one of the paintings that I did for the show at Pembroke 4 Art Gallery. The theme was home and I painted animals in their habitats. The spider web was a great deal of fum. First of all I painted it on Masa paper which gives the background it's texture. Then I used guoache to paint the web itself. (I had originally tried using masking fluid on regular watercolor paper but it came out too thick.) It's certainly not the best painting I've ever done but it is kind of cute. Don't you think?
Lately I've been painting for the fun of it. I'm currently painting roses, seashells and another pineapple. Next weekend is Artisans in the Park. After that I have to crack down again start working on some paintings for the Seawall Art Festival. Does it ever end? I sure hope not.

Monday, July 26, 2010

17th Street Art Festival

I have to say that this was the hottest Art Show that I have ever been in. The temperature reached 105 and it felt like 113. I brought all of my stay cool tools and I guess they worked as I was able to make it through. The only thing is that in less than five minutes after spraying myself with my little fan I felt hot again. There was quite a breeze which was a good thing and a bad thing. Good because it cooled you down a little and bad because peoples art and tents were blowing all over the place.

The show was a little slower than in previous years but I'm happy/sad to say that I sold my Ocean Wave. The woman was here on vacation from Kentucky. Now I fell that I need to paint another!
Well now I need to start getting ready for my next Art Show. I just hope the temperature is in the 80's. Wishful thinking?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

17th Street Arts Festival

Saturday July 24th is the Fourth Annual Arts Festival at 17th Street Park. It is between Atlantic Ave. and the Boardwalk from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. It is a great show with local and regional artists participating. So if your in the neighborhood stop on by and check it out!!!

Pembroke 4 Art Gallery

I just want to remind everyone that I'm going to be in an Art Show at the Pembroke 4 Art Gallery from July 23rd to October 15th. The Opening is Friday July 23rd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If your not doing anything Friday evening stop by and see the art and meet the artists. It looks like a great show.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yellow Buckeye

The yellow buckeye is such a majestic tree. I started this painting in my watercolor class. I was demonstrating how your paint the general areas and colors before moving on to the details. Then I used pen and ink for the details. It was alot of fun and voila I have a painting.

Right now I'm getting ready for two art shows this weekend. The first one is at Pembroke 4 Art Gallery, Virginia Beach and the opening is Friday July 23rd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The second one is at 17th St park between Atlantic Ave and the Ocean front on Saturday July 23rd from 10 :00 am to 6:30 pm. (I have 20% off coupons for that show if your interested please let me know and I can email it to you.) So if your in town this weekend please feel free to come and visit and enjoy the art.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fairfield Summer Art Show

Well I just wanted to touch base with everyone and let them know that the Fairfield Summer Art Show was a success. The artist's represented were so talented and had wonderful art to look at and purchase. It was a festive atmosphere with food, music and a water slide. There could have been more traffic but it was only the first year of the show.

I had sold some prints and notecards and then at 4:45 pm (the show ended at 5:00 pm) I sold four paintings. One of the paintings was my Pineapple. I just painted it, framed it and put it in one art show and it sold. I will miss it. But I think the customer will love it as much as I did. And I can always paint another.

Right now I'm in the painting mode. I have five paintings going at the same time and it is almost overwhelming. I need to get them done for the show at Pembroke 4 at the end of this month. Wish me luck.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fairfield Summer Art Show

I just wanted to remind everyone about the Fairfield Summer Art Show tomorrow July 3rd at Fairfield Shopping Center from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
It is sponsored by the Creative Artists of Tidewater along with Jerry's Artarama with the support of the Fairfield Shopping Center. The Art Show will have 20 local artists displaying their latest art. There will also be food and drinks, live music, an indoor train show and a giant water slide. It sounds like a great way to begin your celebration of the fourth of July holiday. So if your in the neighborhood stop on by and see the art as well as have a little fun. I'd love to see you.

Bye the way look carefully at the flyer. Two of my paintings are on it. The first person that can guess one of them and writes a comment on my blog will win a 5 x 7 print.