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Open StudioToday is Open Studio day at The Studio-The Place for Learning.  Open Studio is from 10 am – 1 pm and is a time where creative people can come together to work on projects while socializing and sharing ideas.  If you like to create having a place to share ideas and create will improve your skills.

Need help finding the time to paint…or to catch up on that knitting or crochet project?  If you need a place to let your creativity shine or just a little down-time to work on your project without the distractions of home then Open Studio time offers the solution. We do this on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. Having several hours to create with other inspired artists helps to keep your creative juices flowing. .Ideas get tossed around; lots of laughing occurs; FUN!

While instruction and supplies are not included in Open Studio time there is always someone there that will offer advice if asked.  You are welcome to use any of our rotating galleries of paintings for inspiration or flip through the many reference books that are available. Ample space is provided for you to bring your own snacks and beverages.

Come create with us!  We love the company.

Kids Paint Bluebells

Kids Paint Bluebells

Bluebell Reference Photo with Lincoln and Jed

Bluebell Reference Photo with Lincoln and Jed

Almost every morning I walk my dogs along a path at the Shenandoah River down to the Dog Park.  They love it and so do I.  It’s a beautiful place in any season but it’s particularly lovely right now as the Bluebells are blooming.  I posted several photos on my Facebook page earlier this week (check that out here) and everyone thought it would make a great painting.  So at Kid’s Painting class yesterday they painted it.  Great job everyone!

Side Table

Side Table

Sewing Box

Sewing Box

Night Stand

Night Stand

Here is some more of Cindy’s work.  She painted several pieces of furniture while visiting this past week.  I love them all.  Some I may not be able to part with!

Tray Table

Tray Table

20150421_055410_resizedWe have had an artist from Charleston visiting with us this past week.  And when she hasn’t been busy teaching classes (see that here and here) and visiting friends she has been busy working on projects at my house.  Look at all the things she has gotten done in just a couple of days.  WOW!  Thanks Cindy.  We love it!

Beach GiftJust painted this little 5″x7″ Beach Scene as a thank you gift for someone who did us a really big favor recently.  Hope she likes it.

20150417_100723_resizedI am working on a commission of a series of small fruit paintings.Here are the first ones.  I showed you the cherries earlier this week and the change in background color.  (See it here.)

Now here they are almost finished along with the two apple paintings.  Each is 5″x7″, acrylic on canvas.  Now I need to work on the two pear and two grape paintings. Then I will put the final touches on all of them.  Look for them soon!

Emily's Birthday Paint Party

Emily’s Birthday Paint Party

We had a wonderful group of ladies celebrating a birthday last night at The Studio.  Family and friends painting together…how much fun is that?!

Learn more about Paint Parties here.