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The Lane of Poplars

The Lane of Poplars at Moret

Born on this day in 1839 Alfred Sisley spent most of his life in France even though he was a British citizen.  He is known as the most consistent of the impressionist painters as he felt that the style suited his needs and his work concentrated mainly on  landscapes.   Learn more about Sisley here.

Flood at Port-Marly (1876)

Flood at Port-Marly (1876)

Sisley’s “The Lane of Poplars at Moret” has been stolen three times from the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Nice –  Once in 1978 when on loan in Marseille (recovered a few days later in the city’s sewers), once in 1998 (in which the museum’s curator was convicted of the theft and jailed for five years along with two accomplices) and in August 2007. On June 4, 2008, the French National Police recovered it and three other stolen paintings from inside a van in Marseilles, France. (From Wikipedia)  You can see his complete works here.

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Butterfly on Hydrangea

Butterfly on Hydrangea

Wildflowers Along the Road

Wildflowers Along the Road

Here is what the Kid’s Art Class painted over the last few weeks.  They are doing fabulous work, don’t you think?

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Beach Scene II

Beach Scene II

We had a new student in our morning painting class yesterday.  And when someone  new joins the class I usually paint along with them on the first painting they do so as to show them how to color mix and use brushes, etc.  She chose a beach scene as her first painting.  The one she did has just the dune on the left but before the evening painting class I worked on it a little more and added a little more interest.

So this is “Beach Scene II”, acrylic on canvas panel, 8″x10″.

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Gayl with Hunter

Gayl with Hunter

This is Gayl with her kitty, Hunter.  Gayl painted this pet portrait at the last “Paint Your Pet’s Portrait” Party and she came to Open Studio last Friday to put some finishing touches on him.  Doesn’t he look GREAT?!

Good job Gayl.  Remember everyone that every 3rd Saturday we have a “Paint Your Pet’s Portrait” Paint Party.  Be sure to reserve early as space is limited.

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Paint for Life Party

Paint for Life Party

Yesterday evening we had a Paint Party to benefit a Relay for Life team.  Thanks Lynn for the great idea and thanks to everyone who came out to paint.

We did a lovely painting of Hydrangeas Along the Fence.  And everyone did a fabulous job!  Good work.

I originally painted this scene as a graduation present for my niece, Lexie.  You can see that here.

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Wildflowers Along the Road, acrylic on canvas

Wildflowers Along the Road“, acrylic on canvas, 8″x10”.

Reference Photo by Suzanne McMinn, www.chickensintheroad.com

Reference Photo by Suzanne McMinn, http://www.chickensintheroad.com

This is a demonstration painting for an upcoming retreat that I will be teaching in West Virginia that’s theme centers around wildflowers.

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Completed Pet Portrait

Completed Pet Portrait

Reference photo

Reference photo

Last week I posted about working still as a Daily Painter and showed you a couple of paintings that I was working on.  (See that here.)   Here is the completed pet portrait that I was working on in that post.  It’s all framed and ready for pick-up Saturday and it will be headed to its home in Memphis, Tennessee!

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Meaningful Paintings

JeanOne of the great things about painting is that you can capture subjects that are meaningful to you.  Jean, a Wednesday evening student, recently completed this landscape painting.  It is a scene of a Ranger Station (in the foreground) in a town in Africa that she and her family visited last year.  They visited places that her family is from and that were meaningful to her family.  Since then the volcano that is seen in the distance behind the station in her painting erupted and the building as well as the village was razed.  This painting is all the more special now.  Great job Jean!

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2015-02-25 19 43 56_resized At Kids Class we painted a swimming baby duck this week.  Look  at the great job these painters did on this one!

Kids Art Class is every Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 pm at The Studio.

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Jean's FlowersThis photo was recently posted on Facebook by a dear friend in Nashville who has this little painting that I did when I first started painting.  I’m not sure if there is a date on it but I would guess it was in the early 1990’s.  I am delighted that Jean is still enjoying this little piece of art.  Thanks for sharing it with me Jean.  It made my day to see it.

 

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