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Rows of Lavender II

Rows of Lavender II

About a week ago I shared a painting of Lavender Fields with you.  (See it here.)  I have painted another similar one.  It is acrylic on canvas measuring 6″x6″ (framed it is 11″x11″).  It is available for $95 at Delilah’s on Main Street or by contacting me directly.

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Andrew Wyeth, Wind from the Sea, 1947, tempera on hardboard, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Charles H. Morgan, 2009.

Andrew Wyeth, Wind from the Sea, 1947, tempera on hardboard, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Charles H. Morgan, 2009.

The second of the two special exhibits that I saw Tuesday at the National Gallery of Art was the “Andrew Wyeth – Looking In, Looking Out”.  It was amazing!

You must go see it before it ends in November.  His watercolor work is unbelievable.  And the subject matter is so interesting to see.

I saw the painting, Wind from the Sea, right after it was given to the National Gallery and was so taken with it.  I could feel the air blowing through the window as I walked by and saw it.  (Here is the first post I did about it.)

This show is only going to be on display in Washington so do yourself a favor and take time to go see it.  You will be glad you did.

Andrew Wyeth, Frostbitten, 1962, watercolor on paper, Private Collection.

Andrew Wyeth, Frostbitten, 1962, watercolor on paper, Private Collection.

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Mary Cassatt's Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878

Mary Cassatt’s Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878

Close-up of dog in Cassatt's "Little Girl in a Blue Armchair"

Close-up of dog in Cassatt’s “Little Girl in a Blue Armchair”

Sleeping Lincoln

Sleeping Lincoln

Take time to go to the National Gallery of Art before the end of October to see two exhibits that are currently there – Degas/Cassatt and Andrew Wyeth.

The Degas/Cassatt exhibit features gorgeous paintings by the two artists, several from private collections that I had never seen, as well as many prints by the two with an explanation of how these became important during that time period.  Of course, my favorite painting in the show by Cassatt is “Little Girl in a Blue Arm Chair”.  I just know that the little dog in the opposite chair is an ancestor to my Lincoln.  I always say that Lincoln thinks he should be leading the life of a wealthy French family’s dog!

Degas, Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Paintings Gallery, 1885, private collection.

Degas, Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Paintings Gallery, 1885, private collection.

My favorite Degas’ are the two he painted of Cassatt and another woman at the Louvre and the pastel study of Cassatt for the painting.  This is the first time I have seen the painting as it is in a private collection on loan to the show.  I love the perspective of these.

Take time to go see this exhibit.  It really gives insight into the way artists of the time work together, critiqued each other, and collected each others work.

Edgar Degas, "Mary Cassatt at the Louvre", 1879, pastel, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Edgar Degas, “Mary Cassatt at the Louvre”, 1879, pastel, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Kids Paint Lavender

Kids Paint Lavender

The kids painted “Lavender Fields” in class this past week much like the painting I posted a few days ago.  (See it here.) Great job young artists!  Keep up the good work.

Don’t forget that time is closely approaching for the start of Kid’s Art Camp this summer.  There are several different weeks offered so their it something for everyone ages 5 – 18.  Take a look here at more information and a Flyer for Kids Summer Art Camp Final 2014.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is set aside each year for us to remember those who died while serving our country.  We honor those men and women today.  This painting is meant to do that.

Memorial Day, acrylic on canvas, 16″x20″.

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Rows of Lavender

Rows of Lavender

“Rows of Lavender”  is an acrylic on canvas measuring 6″x6″ (framed 11″x11″) and is available by contacting me or at Delilah’s for $95.

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Another Cat

10342483_760901220610019_6958757351467949502_nI have crocheted more cats.  They are available at Delilah’s.  The grey one seems quite happy on the shelf next to the Happy Hippo.  Come see them at Delilah’s Art & Gifts on Main Street in Front Royal.

NOTE:  Grey Cat sold today.  It went to a good home!

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