Posts Tagged ‘Virginia wineries’

The Fenced in Barn is an oil on canvas panel.  This is a piece that we did in art class recently.  There are many lessons to be learned on a painting like this from color mixing,  shading, perspective, etc.  We try to choose ideas that allow the student to gain increased knowledge so that they may advance their painting skills.

If you’d like to join us and paint along, contact me at kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .  We’d love to see you in class!

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Shenandoah Valley View is an oil on canvas panel measuring 12″x24″.  This is a piece I started several years ago and while we’ve been weathered in the past few weeks I’ve taken the time to dig out a few old starts and get them finished. 

This one is now framed and on display at Delilah’s.  Come by and see it.

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From time to time I go through older paintings that I have stacked up in the studio and decide to rework a piece.  Mainly it involves taking a good look at the painting and deciding what it needs to make it better.

That is what happened with this one.  I started this one painting on location at a local vineyard.  It was about 80% finished when I brought it home and I just never did anything else to it.  So I decided it was time to get back to it.  🙂

Vineyard View is an oil on 16″x8″ canvas panel and is shown here framed.  It is available by contacting me at kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .

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Vineyard I, II, III, & IV are each 12″x12″ acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.  They are currently on display at Philip Carter Winery where my show is still going on.  The paintings will be there until the end of January so if you have time for a ride out that way, take a look.

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One thing that I hope to do with this blog, “Life of a Daily Painter”, is to honestly describe what it is like to be a full-time painter.  Today’s post will describe preparing for a show and reception.

Yesterday was the opening reception for my daily art show that is currently underway at Philip Carter Winery.  First, I must say many thanks to Donna Johnson who called me some months ago and invited me to show at the winery.  It is such an incredible feeling when that happens….someone actually thinks you should display your art for people to see! 

Next begins the panic; can I have enough paintings that I like ready for the opening.  So you work to pull together what you hope will be an interesting collection.

Art Reception at PCWThen the preparation for the opening; the announcement; the invitation.  And then the day arrives.  It’s time to go and you are so scared that no one will come to see your work.  Always the self-doubt.  But people start arriving and they like the art.  Yeah!  Success.  It is always so rewarding when people enjoy what you enjoy doing so much.  It’s hard to describe but certainly other painters will understand.  Many thanks to everyone who came out to the reception.  It was a beautiful day and a nice afternoon.

The show at Philip Carter Winery will be on display until January.  Please make the beautiful drive out to Hume and take a look.  Thanks.

Art Reception at PCW2

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Vineyard VVineyard V is an acrylic abstract on gallery wrap canvas measuring 30″x40″.   The colors of this painting invoke colors of vines and grapes and bottles and wine.  And I really like wine.

Don’t forget that we will be having wine at the Opening Reception at Philip Carter Winery of Virgina on Sunday at 3 p.m.  Please come out and join us for refreshments and to see this painting along with about 40 others.  I’d love to see you Sunday.  Directions are available on the winery’s website at www.pcwinery.com .

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Peaceful Valley ViewPeaceful Valley View is an 8″x10″ oil painting.  It is a restful scene.








Philip Carter Winery 6 Finished

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WeimaranerThe Weimaraner is a beautiful grey dog, often called the Grey Ghost.  This watercolor painting of the handsome pup is currently on display at Philip Carter Winery in Hume. 

The Opening Reception for that show will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15th.  Please mark your calendar and join me for wine and cheese.  And enjoy the beautiful countryside at the winery.

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Fall Splendor IFall Splendor I is an oil on canvas panel measuring 8×10.  You can see it at Delilah’s on Main Street in Front Royal, Virginia.  It is available for $225 framed. 

Today I am taking about 30 paintings over to Philip Carter Winery in Hume to hang for a show for which they have invited me.  I am excited because it is a beautiful facility.  You may recall that I painted out there a couple of days this summer. 

As soon as the show is up and we decide what day to hold the opening reception you will all be invited to come.

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Shenandoah River from the Low Water Bridge

Shenandoah River from the Low Water Bridge

Don’t forget that this Saturday is the “On the River” Festival in Front Royal.  For more information on the festival you can go to this link:  http://www.canoecapital.org/ 

As I have said many times, as an artist I am so lucky to live in the Shenandoah Valley with the river and mountains and valley views.  It is a gold mine for painters.  I hope others will come out on Saturday and celebrate one of the treasures that is ours.

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