Posts Tagged ‘Art Walk’

As I mentioned last week, I was invited to paint in Strasburg Friday at their first Art Walk.  It happened to coincide with their annual Fireman’s Carnival Parade so there were loads of people downtown to watch the parade and they watched me paint.

You can see the progression of the work here.  Also, I had help from a few young people in selecting which picture they wanted me to paint.

And they even helped me put the finishing flowers in the painting.  I think they enjoyed it almost as much as the parade!

And the painting was about 90% finished by the time I left.  Finishing touches will go on this week and then I’ll post again.

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Willow View is an oil on canvas measuring 9″x12″ and is SOLD

I will be painting tonight in Strasburg at Buggy B’s on King Street from 5:30 – 7:30.  Drop by if you can.

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Lighthouse at Martha’s Vineyard, after Ray Ellis is an oil on canvas panel measuring 12″x24″ and is available for $245.  This was a demonstration in art class that one of the students asked to do as she is going to visit relatives next month at Martha’s Vineyard and wanted to paint something for them. 

Ray Ellis is a wonderful artist who used to live at the Vineyard and now lives in Savannah.  He does many wonderful landscapes and still life and we have studied his work. 

Don’t forget tonight is 3rd Thursday Art Walk and the Opening Reception for the Member Show at the Blue Ridge Arts Council.

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The Art Walk last night was  great fun.  Many different people helped to paint the two canvases that I had down at the Blue Ridge Arts Council.  There were three other locations where people were painting as well.

Here are some of the artist hard at work!!!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday in June and come down and join us on Main Street.

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Join us from 5-8 p.m. tonight for the 3rd Thursday Art Walk.  I will be painting at the Blue Ridge Arts Council and I invite you to join me.  Tonight’s theme is “Minds Wide Open” and we will be working on abstract pieces…and you can join in.  I’ll have all the supplies.  You just come ready to paint!!!

And abstract doesn’t always mean non-representational.  As you can see here there is a representational element to abstract art as well.  Come on down and see more.

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Tomorrow is the 3rd Thursday Art Walk.  Each 3rd Thursday in downtown Front Royal many shops extend their hours until 8 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. artists demonstrate at several locations.  Tomorrow not only will they demonstrate but they will encourage viewers to paint as well. 

The theme for tomorrow’s art walk is “Minds Wide Open”, the same theme as my current show at the arts council.  Marlene  Kline and I will be at BRAC, 305 East Main Street, demonstrating and hopefully helping you paint an abstract work of art. 

Please join us and try your hand at painting.  We’d love to see you there.

Shown here today are some of the abstract works in the current show that Marlene and I have on display at BRAC.

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Hungry Little Pig is an oil on canvas panel measuring 6″x8″ and is  SOLD.  Yeah!   

It can been seen at Delilah’s in Front Royal where all the Farm Animal Series paintings are currently on display.

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Impressionists Poppies IIImpressionist’s Poppies II is the second version of this painting that I did last Thursday during the Art Walk.  I put the finishing touches on it yesterday.  It is a 12×9 canvas panel painted in oil and is available framed for $195 by contacting me at kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .

This evening is Wednesday Night Art Class.  Next week starts the new session.  For anyone interested in painting with us see the tab at the top of the screen for Art Classes and call to join us.  We are having loads of fun painting together!

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Summer SkySummer Sky is an oil on 9×12 canvas panel and is available for $225 framed. 

This is the second piece that I started at the art walk last Thursday evening and I finished it yesterday.

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Impressionist's Poppies

Impressionist's Poppies

There are many days as a painter when I spend a great deal more time on marketing and promotion than I ever do on painting.  Yesterday was one of those days.

I spent the morning with a group of ladies from the Garden Club in Front Royal, where I did a demonstration for them and talked about painting and what it is like to sell art for a living.  They were a delightful group of ladies and we were hosted at a the lovely home of Jean Orsi.  While doing the demo on the screened in porch at the back of her home we got an unexpected surprise.   A HUGE black bear went running across the yard and over the fence into the woods behind her home.  What a shock!  And he was big!  I wish I could have taken a photo but I had brushed in hand instead of my camera.  Darn.

Many thanks to Darlene Goldman for inviting me to speak to your lovely group of ladies.  It was great fun for me.


Set up to Demo

Set up to Demo

And since yesterday was the 3rd Thursday, it was Art Walk Night in Front Royal and I set up to do a demonstration at Delilah’s Art & Gifts on Main  Street.  It was very hot outside last night so I set up  inside.  I couldn’t decide what to paint so since I had the palette from the morning’s demo, I decided to do another version of the poppies that I had painted for the Garden Club.








Little Helper 2

The good news is that we had a lot of people come out for the art walk last night.  It was a great crowd.  And thanks to all who came into Delilah’s.

It’s always fun when little ones come with their parents.  I was painting and this young lady came in with her folks and she was obviously a little tired but when I asked her if she would like to try painting she immediately said yes!

So her dad helped her stand on the stool and she took the brush and went to work.

Little Helper 3

She wasn’t bashful at all about putting the brush to canvas….






Little Helper 1

And I always like getting a little help with my work!  Thanks!

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