Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Season Starting

Wow, my show season is just about to begin. I have several outdoor festivals and plein air events penciled in with some of those confirmed. Take a look at Show Schedule in the left column and down a bit for exact dates and places.

I am very excited about the first event on my schedule ... a new plein air paint out October 6 - 10, 2009. Painting the Region: The Bartram Trail is a five-day juried painting event to support North Florida Land Trust, Inc's preservation efforts and to help promote the St. Johns Cultural Council's Northwest Arts Advisory Group in St. Johns County. Four exceptionally scenic, historically significant locations along the Bartram Scenic Highway will be showcased: Alpine Groves and Marywood on the St. Johns River, the cypress-lined lake at Stetson Kennedy's home at Beluthahatchee, and the Bailey Family's working horse and cattle ranch with adjacent waterfront vistas.

The public is invited to watch the artists painting and participate in free daytime activities and ticketed evening receptions. Events include a St. Johns Chamber meet-and-greet reception, cocktails and appetizers at sunset on the St. Johns River, and on Saturday, a family day with educational activities for children and parents, food and great music. Saturday, October 10, the North Florida Land Trust will also celebrate its 10th anniversary at Alpine Groves County Park.

Paintings created during the event will be for sale right off the easel, in the wet room or at any of the activities and receptions. A portion of the sales will go to the Land Trust and St. Johns Cultural Council.

Mark your calendars....this is shaping up to be one of the outstanding plein air events this season!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm Back!

Yep, I have finally returned home. The trip was great. We saw Bette Midler and the Osmond Shows in Las Vegas, camped in the Rockies, went underground in Mammouth Cave and drove past miles and miles and miles of corn in Iowa and Nebraska.

I am busy getting my house back in order and spending time with the grandchildren. My studio gets my undivided attention next. I am itching to get to the easel. I have paintings rolling around in my head that are anxious to get onto the cavas.

As soon as I have new paintings to show I will post a couple here. I will also be posting a new miniature painting soon. So, check back now and then.