Thursday, October 23, 2008

Red Hibiscus

This is a small (8x10) painting of a red hibiscus. The photo did not capture the colors too well. I guess sometimes a cell phone under florescent lights doesn't always get it right. It is still very wet and I was trying not to get the glare. I used loose brush strokes and intense colors. I really like it. Got in done in about an hour which is very quick even for me, but the magic was flowing, the brush had a mind of its own and I just followed along for the ride. When it dries I will take better photos with my good camera and share those as well.

Sailboat Is Complete!

During class today I had a chance to finish up my sailboat. I added the sailor, some gulls and touched up the mail sailboat a bit. I really like it. It has lots of energy thanks to the dramatic brush strokes I used. What do you think?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

WACG Board Meeting

We held our October Board of Directors meeting today. We met at the Woodhaven Pancake House on S. Kings Hwy. Not only did we have a delicious breakfast we got a chance to socialize and get some work done too.

We went over the plans for our Fall Show at First Federal Bank. The artists will drop off their work on Monday. We will need volunteers to man the tables from 3 to 5 and then to help hang the show from 5 pm til its done. If you can help please come by.

There is one more Art in the Park in November. Spaces are available if anyone is interested in showing.

We are planning out our general meetings for the next year or so. November is still in the works but we are trying to get a stained glass artist to come and demonstrate her work. December will be our Christmas party plus Dixie Dugan will hold a critique for anyone who wants to bring in something for her to review. January Kate Lagely will discuss how to enter the 'big' shows plus have a slide show showing the entries received for the Kentucky Watercolor Society's national show. February we hope to have someone from the SC Watermedia Society to speak/demo. March will be a presentation by an Installation Artist - something new for our group. Make plans to come and attend any or all of our programs. They are open to the public and are free of charge. They are held on the 3rd Sat of the month at the B&C museum, in the 2nd floor studio.

Virginia was officially elected the board. She has been coming and participating. Since we had a quorum we made it official. Welcome!

Next board meeting will be after the November general meeting. Again at the pancake house, all are invited to attend.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Tree Is Complete - With Friends

Here are some photos of the completed tree. It adds a casual charm to the living room. In additions to the requested amount of Spanish moss, I also added quick studies of the family's two cats. I like it and more important the clients love it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mural Around a Mural

This mural is complete. I painted the mural around the existing mural of the house. Everything OUTSIDE of the trellis is what I painted, the columns, the wisteria, and continued the lawn and gardens beyond. I am happy with it, but more important so are my clients.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Welcome Leah

My nephew Eric and his wife Kristi have welcomed a new addition to their family, their second daughter Leah Ann Stacharowski. Mother and daughter are doing fine. So I am a Great Aunt again, hey - I'm great at this Aunt stuff.

October Newsletter

I finally got my October e-newsletter published today. Now I just gotta get the last couple of issues on my web-site. Been very busy lately, got the 2 murals just about done. One is finished and the other just needs its protective coat put on if there are no more last minute changes.

That and all of my other odd jobs have taken all of my time and energy. Hope to catch up some in the next week or so, including posting the photos of the murals.