This is a little painting I did at a plein air painting class taught by Steve Doherty at Canandaigua Lake, NY (one of the Finger Lakes). This was the first class I had taken doing plein air and I was definitely out of my comfort zone; but was quite pleased with the results of my first plein air painting. While it is still a very big challenge to me, I do really enjoy being outside painting.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Artisan Studio and Harvest Tour. We met lots of new people and got to see some friends we hadn't seen in a while. It was a great success and hope to see some of you again soon. Remember painting classes and art make great Christmas gifts.
Mark your calendars for a great studio tour this next weekend, October 15 & 16 10am to 5pm. Art Visions Gallery is No. 2 on the tour. Watch the artists at work; lots of new artwork will be displayed as well as some great sale priced artwork. Artwork is a great one of a kind Christmas gift.
It's time again for the Lynchburg Art Festival at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg. It starts at 10 AM and ends at 4 PM. This year is one of the largest with 142 artists showing their work. It's one of the nicest shows in the area. Hope to see you there, love seeing previous attendees and meeting new ones.
This is a view from one of my favorite places to vacation, Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbour, Maine. The views are fantastic, whether from the top of the mountain or from the rocky cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
This is LaFox, a cat I have painted a couple of times before, he is so much fun to paint; the eyes especially; he was so focused on watching the birds. This one is a commission for a dear friend of mine.
This is a plein air painting I did at Sonenberg Gardens while at beautiful Canandaigua Lake in New York State. It was done at a plein air workshop taught by Steven Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine. It was a great workshop and I was totally out of my comfort zone; but I have so wanted to be a plein air painter. Now I know I have a lot to learn and a long way to go; but it sure was fun.
This is a painting of the Roanoke River portion of Smith Mountain Lake. I love to find different views of SML and when I spotted this view while out for a ride one day, I couldn't resist painting it. This lake has such an irregular shape with many coves; it always surprises me when I find an area that I don't expect to see the lake and there it is.
This is Cassie, a Maine Coon Cat. She was a commission for a very dear friend of mine. I did the painting a couple months ago, but because it was a gift I couldn't post it. I am so thankful for the opportunity to do this painting. That long fluffy hair and colorful fur was so much fun to paint.
I can almost feel and smell the freshness of the air after a storm has passed through; the sun always seems so much brighter when part of the sky is still heavy with storm clouds. I couldn't resist painting this with those wonderful cast shadows of the trees and sun hitting the stone buildings.
Well, my only excuse for not having posted is that life has just got in my way, although I have been painting a commission that I will post later, since it is a gift. I couldn't resist painting this donkey; I love animals with an attitude.