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I know I said it last fall when I was here for the first Artist’s Retreat but Capon Springs & Farm is a magical place.

It’s so off the beaten path that it’s hard to believe that it is just 35 miles from my Studio in Front Royal.  And I am always amazed that more local people don’t even know about it.  They are missing out on a real treat.

It’s beautiful here and the perfect place to hold an artist’s retreat…tons of inspiration.  Can’t wait to help folks learn to paint today!  Check Capon Springs out here.  It is a great place for a few days away to unwind.  And it’s not too late to come to the Retreat.  We’ll be here until Friday.

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Picasso_Fillette-a-la-corbeille-fleurie-1-146x350 Pablo Picasso’s Fillette à la corbeille fleurie (1905) sold for $115.1 million at a large auction this week.  Take a look at this interesting article about some famous and beautiful pieces that sold for record prices.

 

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I am excited to be flying down to Savannah today for the reception of my niece’s art show tonight.  Morgan is graduating soon with a major in art.  I’m very proud of her.  You can see some of her work here from an earlier post.  I am sure tomorrow I will have more photos to share. But today I am sharing photos of her from visits here over the years.  Congrats Morgan.  Looking forward to the show! Can’t wait.

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This past week I spent a little time with a Girl Scout troop helping them achieve their Drawing Badge.  It was a good evening. (Thanks Scott Turnmeyer for the photo.)

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Yesterday I got to see an amazing exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond….the Terracotta Army.  This whole story just fascinates me.  It was discovered in 1974 while farmers were digging a well.  Can you imagine???!!!!!  Here is a description from the VMFA website along with their link.  It’s worth the time to take a look.

“First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.”  Read more here.    And while on the VMFA site there is a link in the story to an audio tour.  It’s worthwhile to listen and see the beautiful photos.

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Capon Springs PondAre you ready to go to a magical place?  Capon Springs is such a place.  It’s close by and it is wonderful.  Come join us in May for our second Art Retreat there.  We will be there painting from Sunday, May 20th- Friday, May 25th.   You can come for one night or all of them.  We’ll be doing something special each day.  Click here for more information then invite a couple of friends and come out for the fun.

Capon Springs is the best kept secret around.  You don’t want to miss it!

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Christmas with the Boys 2017Ten years ago today I started my blog, Life of a Daily Painter.  Hard to believe it’s been 10 years.  Last year for the anniversary post I share a look back.  (See that here.)  This year I just want to say how grateful I am to have people still following along to see what we are doing at The Studio.  The boys and I thank you so much!  Let’s see what this next year brings.10513396_797952213571586_3090502766858340446_n

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