Archive for August, 2010

Path Through the Woods is an oil on canvas measuring 11″x14″ and is available for $285. 

Lincoln had his first visit to the cabin recently and discovered the fish.  He was fascinated by them and I think they were curious about him as well.

He also spent a lot of time running through the tall grass and chasing butterflies.  He’s such a funny little guy.

Like all the dogs I have taken out there though, he hasn’t learned to pace himself and he runs until his little tongue just hangs out!  Hopefully he’ll learn soon.

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Flowers by the Door III is an oil on canvas measuring 12″x12″ and is available for $195 by contacting kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com

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L-R: Isabella, Shayla, Logan, Daniel, Sophie

Yesterday at Art Class my young students painted a beach scene. They had requested that we do a beach landscape several weeks ago.  So we did.  And didn’t they do a fabulous job!!!   Keep in mind that the class is only an hour-long and they did this in that time.  Good work everybody!  


(This is the demo that I did for them.)

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About six weeks ago while out for a visit at the cabin, I went out with Jed and set up to paint a nice view on top of the mountain.

It was a really nice day and I got started before the sun got to be too awfully hot.

One thing about painting on location is that you have to get started quickly and paint because the light is always changing. 

I try to move along quickly but sometimes I get distracted by Jed.  🙂

I get as far along as I possible can while on location.

And then when I get back to my studio I put on the finishing touches and try to make it a painting that’s ready to frame.

This is the finished product of Sunday in Plein Air, and oil on canvas measuring 12″x24″ and available for $245 (or $295 framed).

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It’s plum time again.  Last week while at the cabin, the boys and I walked past the plum trees everyday and when we got ready to leave we picked enough to make jelly.

I enjoy making jelly and jams and plum is one of my favorites.  I posted the process when I made jelly last year.  You can see it here.  (You can even see Truman in the final picture.  We miss him.)

Now to paint the picture….

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Marlene’s Favorite is an acrylic abstract, 16″x20″ and is available for $225.

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The Blue Ridge Arts Council (BRAC) is helping with a Haiti project for schools.  There are several really large wooden boxes that they have asked to have painted that will be filled with supplies for school children and delivered soon.  Our job, as volunteer artists, is to paint them in fun and exciting ways.  I am working on a checkerboard top for one of the boxes.

Another artist worked on painting a scene on the box.  These should be finished  very soon and will be on the way to Haiti to aid the children there.

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One of my regular Art Class students asked me a few weeks ago if I would work with her grandchildren when they visited this month.  And, of course, I said yes.  And boy did they turn out to be the most delightful kids.  Evan and Lane are from Washington, DC but were here for a few days visiting the grandparents.

They came in with the best attitudes about taking the class and were all about having a good time and learning.  What fun that makes it for me.  🙂

And for their first time in painting class, they both did an excellent job!  Don’t you think?

Come back anytime.  You were both so much fun.

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Apple and Pears is a watercolor measuring 13″x16″, matted and framed, and is available for $165.

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Flower Pot by the Door is another example of art that the kids are doing in class.  This is an acrylic measuring 8″x10″ and is available for $35. 

I got some exciting news yesterday at my kids class.  Daniel, one of my students, won a blue ribbon at the Warren County Fair with one of his paintings.  Great job Daniel!  Keep up the great work.

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