Plein Air SunflowersThis photo popped up in a memory feed from 6 years ago and reminded me that we need to get out and do more plein air workshops, don’t you think?


20190821_124722.jpgJust knocked out a small little palette knife painting (7’x13″)to see if that might be one we want to try as a class sometime since we have been doing big ones.

Steinlen-the-Black-Cat 2We will feature a Steinlen Cat for our next Famous Painter night on Tuesday, August 27th.  Come join in for this fun evening.  Click here for more info and to register.

Large Abstracts


We had a great time painting BIG yesterday at The Studio.  Here are those beauties…with two more to come soon when they are wrapped up.

Beautiful Pets!


There were some really beautiful pets painted yesterday at The Studio.  We LOVE pets!!! The next Paint Your Pet session is September 21st.  Click here for more info and to register.

Red Canoe 2Time to paint another canoe! (Check out the last one we painted here.) Let’s celebrate the Shenandoah River and the Canoe Capital of Virginia by painting this one on Saturday, September 7th at 2 pm.  Click here to see more and register.


When the kids did the Farm Animal week at Art Camp this summer many of you who follow The Studio posts said “Let’s do it too!”  So we have figured out a way to make that happen.  We will paint a series of 8 Farm Animals by painting two per session on 8″x8″ canvas.  This will make a nice grouping.  The first two sessions are set up and you can click here to see more and to register. The first is on September 15th and we will paint a rooster and a donkey.  The second session is on October 13th and we will paint a sheep and a duck.