Archive for September, 2016

arctic-fox-1clydes-2clydes-3clydesdales-with-wagon-barn-1owl-1owl-2skretch-owl-1skunk-2turtle-1I got such a huge reaction from the post yesterday about the fundraiser at Oxbow Farm for The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center that I thought I would share  more photos.  But before I do I encourage you to click their link above and check out their mission.  They are doing good work!

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Oxbow Farm Barn with Clydesdales



Oxbow Farm Barn with Clydesdales


Snow the Arctic Fox


Apple Blossom the Opossom


Apple Blossom the Opossom


Rapture Release


View from Oxbow Farm

I attended one  of the most interesting events last night at Oxbow Farm in Warren County.  It was a fundraising event for The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.  It was fascinating to see some of the animals that they have had come to their center and that have been rehabilitated that now serve as educational ambassadors.  These animals, for some reason or other, cannot be released back into the wild so they live at the center and help educate the public about the purpose of the center.

There was Snow, the Arctic Fox, that was rescued from a house in Prince William County.  And Apple Blossom, the opossum, whose mother was killed by a car with the babies still attached to her.  Such sad stories…  But BRWC is doing wonderful work to rehabilitate these animals and get them back to their  natural habitat.

A Rapture Owl was released.  It was a beautiful animal but definitely wild…not like the other animals we met that are being used for education.  This one was found on a construction site and fit into the palm of the hand of the woman who rescued and helped rehab it.  And last night she released it.  You can shttps://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkellywalkerstudios%2Fvideos%2F10207384416743745%2F&show_text=0&width=400“>ee a video here


Our hosts, Adie and Beatrice

and https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkellywalkerstudios%2Fvideos%2F10207384463864923%2F&show_text=0&width=400“>here about it and see the release.

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kids-trees-on-wc-paperThis week at our Kid’s Painting class we learned that you don’t always have to use a brush to make a beautiful painting.  We used paper towels to create these “Fall Abstract Trees” on watercolor paper.

Aren’t they FABULOUS??!!

And in the last few weeks we have painted Bicycles and the River.  If you have a   young artist or want-to-be artist ages 7-12 contact Kelly at kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com to sign them up for class.

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oxbow-farm-fieldI am excited to be going to a fundraiser this weekend for the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.  (Check out there good work here.)  And I was even more thrilled to be invited to donate a “Plein Air Private Session” as an auction item.

The event is going to be held at Oxbow Farm where I have painted in Plein Air many times thanks to the kind owner.  This painting is one I did several years ago while out for a day of painting sunflowers.  After painting the sunflowers (See it here) I turned around and this was the view.  I loved it too.  Actually there are no bad views there.  It’s beautiful.

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One of the hardest things for most creative people is coming up with and developing ideas for their art or writing.  For others it is condensing the many ideas they have into a manageable series.

Much has been written about how to develop a process to help with this problem.  What I find that works for me is Art Journaling.  For me it involves writing, sketching, and listing among other things.

If you are creative and want to learn more about managing it we have a workshop that is just for you.  Come learn and share and get started managing your creativity.  For more information and to register click here.

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20160913_080118.jpgHere is the “Painting with Paper” Sunflower that I made at the class at The Studio this past Sunday.  This type of art is so much fun…tearing paper and arranging it into something lovely.  Denise has agreed to come back on Sunday, October 16th to teach another one so mark your calendars now!

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We had a “Painting with Paper” class at The Studio yesterday and so many people created beautiful art.  We had flowers and fish and elephants and buffaloes and foxes and roosters and more!  What a fun day.

paper-paintig-3Denise Kupiszewski from The Mud Peddler in Shepherdstown came to teach us this fun form of art.  And the good news is she agreed to come back next month so if you missed out this time you still have an opportunity.  Keep an eye out on The Studio calendar for the next class as well as other great classes coming up.  Click here for the schedule.

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pet-portraits-hebb-arnold A few weeks ago I had a Paint Party in Winchester for a large group.  (You can see that here.)  During the party two of the painters reminded me that they had come to The Studio to a private Paint Your Pet’s Portrait Party a few months before and they shared with me this photo of the paintings they did with their beloved dog models.  I LOVE IT!!!!!  It is so much fun for me to help people create things they like.  Aren’t these wonderful???!!!!

The next open Paint Your Pet’s Portrait Party is October 15th.  Learn more about it here.

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Fall Is Upon Us

Fall is arriving quickly so our painting for the 1st Saturday Paint Party on October 1st will of course, be fallish!  You can choose from a Pumpkin Patch or a Fall Tree.  The basic image will be the same but you will be able to make it your own.  Be sure to click here to register so you will have a space in the class.  See you soon!

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Mt. St. Helens

Just completed a commission that is a wedding gift.  I like how it turned out. Delivering it today.

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