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sophia umbrella Sophia's FoxI offer private Painting Lessons and currently I am working with Sophia.  She LOVES to paint so we try to create something lovely each week.  Here are a couple of her latest works.

Kids Art Work

Ethan and Jacob with Poppies along the Fence

Ethan and Jacob with Poppies along the Fence

Jacob, Mary Sophia and Aaron with Sunset on the North Fork

Jacob, Mary Sophia and Aaron with Sunset on the North Fork

Here are some of my students art from the last few weeks that I haven’t posted yet.  They do GREAT work!

We have painting class for kids ages 7-12 every Wednesday at 4:15.  Why not have your young painter join us?

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North Fork at Sunset without clouds

Here is the painting that I mentioned yesterday without the clouds.  What do you think?

North Fork of Shenandoah River at Sunset I

North Fork of Shenandoah River at Sunset I

North Fork of Shenandoah River at Sunset II

North Fork of Shenandoah River at Sunset II

This painting I did as a sample for an upcoming private Paint Party.  I did two versions, one a little darker than the other.  Later I took the cloud out of the 2nd one to show options.  I will have to share a photo of that tomorrow as I forgot to take a photo.

Debo

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Debo

Just completed this commission pet portrait of Debo-the Pit Bull, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″.  The owner loved it.  :-)

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street, Rainy Day, 1877, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street, Rainy Day, 1877, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago

While at the National Gallery this week we got to see an interesting exhibit by Gustave Caillebotte.  He is one of the least known of the Impressionist painters not because his work is not worthy of recognition but because he didn’t sell his work.  He was independently wealthy and didn’t need to sell.

Gustave Caillebotte, Fruit Displayed on a Stand, c. 1881–1882, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gustave Caillebotte, Fruit Displayed on a Stand, c. 1881–1882, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

According to the exhibit information “Caillebotte established himself as an artistic force in the group, as well as a vital organizer who helped curate and finance their exhibitions. During his brief career he also became a significant patron, amassing a collection of more than seventy works, including masterpieces by Degas and Renoir as well as Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley.”

Check out more about this exhibit here.

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Kay, Kathy and Eve study the art

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Cezanne Watercolor study

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Cezanne Self Portrait – charcoal

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Cezanne Still Life – Watercolor

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Morrisot Study of a Girl in red charcoal

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Monet Study for Picnic Painting – Pencil

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The Studio’s Group at the National Gallery of Art

Here are more photos of the behind the scenes visit at the National Gallery of Art on Tuesday.  We saw Degas, Monet, Renoir, Morrisot, and Cezanne drawings and pastels that are not on display but in the archives there.  It was a rare and wonderful experience.  (See yesterday’s post here for more info.)

Tomorrow I will share the very interesting exhibit we saw by Gustave Caillebotte.