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River view Boys Landscape classA few weeks ago I took a photo of the Shenandoah River while walking down the path to the dog park.  It was the perfect reference photo for a landscape painting for the kids class this week.  I had four boys….what a challenge.  🙂  They made beautiful paintings of our lovely fall landscape here in the Shenandoah Valley.  Great job!

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Mountain WInery 1 Mountain Winery I, acrylic on canvas, 16″x20″, framed and available at Winding Road Cellars in Markham, Virginia.

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Fall VineyardFall Vineyard is a 6″x6″ acrylic painting on board.  It is on display at Winding Road Cellars and is SOLD!

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Step 1 - The Sketch

Step 1 – The Sketch

Step 2 - Sky and Distant Trees

Step 2 – Sky and Distant Trees

Step 3 - Middle Ground

Step 3 – Middle Ground

Step 4 - Foreground

Step 4 – Foreground

Last Saturday we had the Festival of Leaves in downtown Front Royal.  Even though it was a rainy day we had people coming by Delilah’s to see all the new work we have by the wonderful artists who are there.  I set up outside in a tent and started a new vineyard painting.  Here is the start of it.

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Step 1 -Sketch

Step 1 -Sketch

Step 2 - Sky and Distance

Step 2 – Sky and Distance

Step 3 - Middle Ground

Step 3 – Middle Ground

Step 4 Establish Foreground

Step 4 Establish Foreground

Step 5- Finish

Step 5- Finish

Last Thursday  and Friday while working at Delilah’s I painted on the front  porch.  I love painting outside on beautiful days and Thursday and Friday were lovely.  And it’s fun to talk to all the people who come by and stop to see what I am doing.  I took several photos while I worked so you can see the progress of this painting.  Virginia Vineyard View is an acrylic on canvas measuring 16″x20″ and will be available at Winding Road Cellars soon. (UPDATE:  This painting SOLD…even before it made it to the winery.  WooHoo!)

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Carley, my helper

Carley, my helper

Doing Grandma's make-up

Doing Grandma’s make-up

Making progress

Making progress

Adding the wine

Adding the wine

Putting in details

Putting in details

I get invited to paint at special events from time to time.  A good friend of mine is manager at Peebles here in town and invited me to paint there for a special promotion they were doing last spring.  They had me back this weekend.  I painted a larger version of a small painting (Virginia WIne I, see it here) that I did a few weeks ago and I enlisted a helper.  Often, when painting on location, I invite kids to “help” me.  And usually they jump right in.  This little girl was  so much fun.  She helped me paint for a while and then she did her grandmothers make-up at a table they had set-up for people to try out some new things.  Adorable.

Virginia Wine II, is acrylic on canvas, 18″x24″ and is almost finished.  I still have a little more to do to it but we got a great deal done at the event.

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"Virginia Wine" complete

“Virginia Wine” complete

Step 1 - A sketch and laying in the sky

Step 1 – A sketch and laying in the sky

Step 2 - Adding distance with mountains and meadow

Step 2 – Adding distance with mountains and meadow

Step 3 - Adding middle distance - vineyards

Step 3 – Adding middle distance – vineyards

Step 4 - Adding the foreground - a table and glass

Step 4 – Adding the foreground – a table and glass

I did this painting that I call Virginia Wine for a special request this week.  It is an acrylic on 6″ x 8″ canvas.

As I painted it I tried to take photos because several of you have told me that you enjoy seeing how the paintings develop.  So here you are:

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