Main St Travel 7 TreesYesterday I spent another couple of hours working on the mural at Main Street Travel.

Now we have trees laid in!  We have selected colors for the chairs so they are next along with some more details and we will have a completed mural.

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Blank wall with chalk drawing

1-Blank wall with chalk drawing

Mural with Sky laid in

2- Mural with Sky laid in

Mural with Ocean and Sand laid in

3- Mural with Ocean and Sand laid in

Mural with Sand Shrubs laid in

4- Mural with Sand Shrubs laid in

View from  direction looking out window

5- View from direction looking out window

I spent most of yesterday painting a mural at Main Street Travel.  (You can check out their Facebook page here.)

I enjoy mural painting.  It’s fun to see the client’s vision come to life.  And Ginny is a wonderful person for which to work.  She and I had fun deciding what and where to put it.  You can see from the photos my step by step work yesterday.


I got the background in:  sky, ocean and sand.  Today I hope to get the rest done:  palm trees and Adirondack chairs.

20140724_170629These are my two newest…and youngest….art students.

And didn’t they do a terrific job in the Young Kids Class this past Thursday?

If you have a young one interested in art check out more info here.

Art Camp July PicYesterday the Art Campers finished their week of camp with a masterpiece.  They all did beautiful work on the painting where they chose the subject matter.  These girls did a super job capturing the image in paint.

Super work girls!  There are just two more sessions of Art Camp left this summer:

For ages 8- 13 –  August 4 – 7  -  Famous Painters (Cassett, Van Gogh, Manet)

For ages 5-7 – August 11 – 12-   Post-Impressionists (Matisse  & Van Gogh)

Click here for more information and to register.  Space is limited to get your name on the list.

Art Campers Paintings

Art Campers Paintings

Yesterday at Art Camp they got to choose their subject matter so each painter created a different work of art.  And take a look at what a GREAT job they did!!!!  Good work.  Can’t wait to see your final piece today.

There are just two weeks of Art Camp left this summer so if you have a young painter, ages 5-7 or ages 8-13, we have sessions for them.  Take a look at the info here and sign up soon because they are almost full.

Art Campers Paint Entrance to National Park

Art Campers Paint Entrance to National Park

Art Campers Paint Town Clock

Art Campers Paint Town Clock

The Art Camp Painters are doing a terrific job this week painting local subjects.

The first one we did this week is of the “North Entrance to Shenandoah National Park”.

The second one is of “Front Royal Town Clock”.  These kids can paint!!!

Two wonderful and very different artists share a birthday today – Edward Hopper and Alexander Calder.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist.  Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.  See more here.

Calder Mobile

Calder Mobile

Alexander Calder ( July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known as the originator of the  mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. He also produced numerous wire figures, notably for a miniature circus.  More about Calder here.