Archive for October, 2011

 A new student started painting with us on Wednesday.  This is Sandra with her first painting.





And on Thursday, Tracy started painting with us.  Here she is with her apple.

Good job girls!

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Town Hall is an oil on 14″x11″ canvas panel.

This is the reference photo and the beginning of the painting.

And the progression….

And the completed painting.  It is SOLD!

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 Two more snowmen on tile.

These and other holiday items are available at Delilah’s.

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Today would have been Boo’s birthday.  Miss BooShe was a wonderful rescue shepherd who lived with us for a short time at the end of her life.  She was 12 when she came to us.  She was an elegant old girl who brought much joy to our lives in the limited time that we had her.

We were lucky that she “found us”!  And we loved her very much.  She left us in April 2004.  It’s hard to believe that it has been seven years since she was here. 

 White Shep

This is a  painting of Boo that I have in my living room.  I see her every day and am grateful for the time we had with her.

As a tribute to her I would encourage anyone thinking of adopting a pet to consider a senior.  Older pets need good homes and they are often the best pet to bring into a busy household because they don’t need housebreaking and training.  They just need love and companionship….and they give all of that and more back to you.  Think about it. 

We miss you “Miss Boo”-Bella Boobarina- Princess of Sweetness!.

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In September we received a grant from Target to teach an art residency at Warren County Middle School. 

I spent the day with 13 wonderful young people who attacked the project with enthusiasm.

The project was part of the 175th Anniversary of Warren County project so we painted pieces that relate to our history both past and present.

Each student painted two 12″x12″ panels that related to government, education, tourism, transportation, or agriculture.

We put these together into four larger panels that will be unveiled this evening at WCMS at 6 pm.  If you are downtown this evening and would like to see them in person stop by and help us celebrate these wonderful young artists and their accomplishment!

And many thanks to Target for sponsoring this project; to Linda Kusior and Shelly Brugal, two wonderful artists who assisted us with the class; and the Blue Ridge Arts Council  for continuing to bring exciting art projects to young people in our community.

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The Many Faces of Lincoln and Jed


Well, the many faces and maybe a butt too!

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 Oxbow Farm Barns is an acrylic on canvas panel, 5″x7″, available for $115.  It can be see at Delilah’s on Main Street in Front Royal.

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  The Wednesday and Thursday Young Artists painted pumpkins this week and didn’t they do an excellent job??!!

Ready for fall…

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 At the Festival of Leaves last Saturday I worked on a couple of the Farm Animal series paintings. 

The first was Mean Rooster from Suzanne’s farm.  You can read more about him here

This was the beginning of the painting.



And I made progress on it throughout the day. 






And here’s Mean Rooster nearly finished.  This is an oil painting on 8″x6″ canvas panel.  He is part of the Farm Animal Series that you can see at Delilah’s on Main Street in Front Royal.


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We had a great opening reception for the art campers yesterday afternoon at the Community Center.  Many of the students were there and lots of art admirers to encourage their work.

It was good to see the students showing off their work to their family and friends.




And I especially loved that Jackson Pond has four generations of his family there to help him celebrate his art! 

Good job everyone.  The Art Campers Art Display will be at the Community Center until the first week in November.  Please stop by and see their wonderful art for yourself!




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