Tuesday, August 12, 2008
One of my "art patron" couples was kind enough to take photos of my very first painting session/outing of the season back in March. Wasn't I fortunate!
It was a bit chilly that day, and a repeat customer, such a dear family from Roanoke, ended up buying the piece I painted that day at the Sidewalk Art Show.
Enjoy! Until next time!
Today was a beautiful day! We awoke to 47 degrees here in the NRV. Wow! It was chilly this morning! I had to wait until later in the day to catch the sun and the beautiful vistas.
I made my way to Giles County, to a mountain estate near Newport owned by friends. So much view you can't paint it all at once. The owner was great in that he had taken pics from an earlier painting session at their place. I am listing them separate. Today's was good. The air was warm, the breeze was cool. In the end, a lovely day.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I headed out recently on a late afternoon to capture the beautiful weather and views. I pulled over at a local farm off Christiansburg (Old) Pike, in between two car sheds, to discover a special landscape looking towards Bent Mountain/Check areas.
I spent just a short time, painting quickly in the waning afternoon light, and was soon joined by the owners of the farm. They were so hospitable and nice, even though there was a strange girl dressed in tank top and shorts painting beside their storage shed. Turns out they knew my husband's folks. Isn't that cool? I also had the pleasure of meeting a pug-mix dog named Puggles. He was exceptionally sweet, although he did snap once at me, (he was just guarding his turf)and so I've named the painting "Puggles' View."
To sign off for today, you will also note something NEW!!!! Due to the fact that my beloved Abercrombie (pre-Britany-era) hat is dying a slow death, I had to start to pass the torch to a new painting hat. I choose one given to me by a dear gentleman (and amazing pool shark!) from my "second home," Gloucester, Mass.
Until next time, happy painting!