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Thursday, July 23, 2009

I had to make a change

OK, I loved the painting that I posted of Zach earlier but the more I looked at it something just didn't seem right. I did the painting pretty fast which is why it has such a fresh look but I had his right eye too far out. I brought his eye in, raised it slightly and narrowed the right side of his face. My husband & biggest critic (which is helpful) thinks this looks more like him.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zach at 10

This painting was done in 4 hours. It's so much fun to just have an idea and paint exactly what I want. I forget sometimes to do this. I love painting portraits and so many of mine have lots of things going on; that makes this so refreshing. I'll paint my other son Stokes when he comes home from Papa's house. I have not painted them every year and I wish had, but now I can start recording them at these precious ages before they won't let me paint them any more.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Her Secret Garden" accepted in Atlanta Fine Arts League 3rd Annual National Exhibition

This painting will be in Atlanta Fine Arts League's National Exhibition at the Roswell Visual Arts Center, inside Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road. The juror is Ed Horlbeck, an award winning commercial and fine artist whose painting was recently featured on the cover of the March 2008 issue of The Artist's Magazine. The opening reception for "Observations" is August 14th, from 7 to 9 pm. It is open to the public & refreshments will be served. I hope you can come by! "Her Secret Garden" is one of my favorite paintings of mine and I'm happy it is being exhibited. The show runs through October 2nd.

Friday, July 10, 2009

2 Paintings in 22nd National Juried Art Exhibition of the South Cobb Arts Alliance

"Isabella & Edward" and "This One's Mine" were accepted into the 22nd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition by the South Cobb Arts Alliance. The juror for the exhibition is Tommy Mew. It's an honor to have these paintings in an exhibition with outstanding artists from all over the country. The opening reception is August 22nd , 7:00 - 9:00PM at the Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126.  The show runs through September 28th. "Isabella & Edward"  is a portrait of the children of a really good friend & her husband. I had so much fun creating it. There are many elements in the painting that are special & meaningful to their parents. "This One's Mine" is an alla prima (painted in one session) painting of my son, Stokes, as he was picking out his pumpkin for Halloween.

Painting accepted in Juried Art Competition

"Amanda with Violin" was accepted for the Artist Guild of Northwest Georgia's 1st Annual Fine Art Juried Competition. The opening reception is Saturday, July 18, from 5 - 7 pm at the Booth Art Academy. The show runs from July 18 - August 14 at 1 North Gilmer Street, Cartersville, GA 30120.