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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's Been a Dog Day Evening

Didn't do any painting last week. Been busy designing a little coloring page for Carriage Court Pizza to hand out to kids. Hung the Illiana Members show at the Art Barn in Valporaiso (opening Aug. 10, from 2-4), made title cards for it, and took care of my mom.
The painting that I did today is of a dog that lives at the home where I exhibited and painted at during the garden walk last month.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Getting ready to hang member's show

Later today we will be hanging the Illiana Member's show at the Art Barn in Valparaiso. It will be up all of August and the opening reception is Sunday, Aug. 10th from 2-4. So mark your calendars!! You do not want to miss this great show or the reception!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Park Full of Art

Well, this weekend was Griffith's annual art fair in the park. It has become one of the best local fairs around. This was it's 34th year, and I have been in all of them. There are 5 of us who hold this record :)
We thought it was going to be a wash since it was raining yesterday when we were supposed to set up. It did clear after a few hours and then the show was in full swing. I won 2nd place in watercolor and I also won the TriKappa award. This is a rotating catagory award and this year it was watercolor. I was elated to get this award. Sales weren't too bad but I do not have to worry about painting all day tomorrow to replenish my stock.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

After the workshop

In the late night early morning after the workshop I decided to paint some more. I worked from a small painting that I did on location at the garden walk along with some photos that I took. This is a big oak leaf hydrangea bush.
No painting tomorrow (or should I say...later today). Have to start packing for the art fair. Plenty to do!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Today was my July Workshop Day. It started at 10 am and ended at 3:30 pm. I taught the class 24 different wc techniques. Boy was it a busy day. They really worked hard and we all had fun. What did I make for lunch you ask? Hot ham and cheese sandwiches, spinach squares, chips, veggies and my favorite cherry/chocolate cake. Who said we were starving artists.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Blick Art Expo-Lisle, Illinois

Spent this past week matting and framing for "Park Full of Art in Griffith" which is July 19th & 20th. Had to take photos of my new paintings so here is one of them.
Yesterday and today I went to the Blick Expo (which runs through Sunday). It was awesome. I took an airbrush class and found this is NOT easy. Came home with tons on new art supplies and I feel like a kid in a candy store.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Back to Painting

Took a few days off from painting. Worked 8 hours today in the gardens. They are looking pretty good! So much information to paint from. Got may studio back together and began painting again. Griffith's Park Full of Art will be here in less than 2 weeks. Thought I would paint some flowers since they seem to sell well at art fairs. Almost done with this one...watch, it is still wet.