Saturday, October 1, 2011

Do A No-Rain Dance?

"Dining Al Fresco," 24"h x 20"w
The weather today ... was a big Yuck. And, tomorrow's MPA McLean Artfest is definitely going to be outside. I'm scaling back the art I'm taking. Husband Randy says not enough. The pieces I'm bringing are the cream of the crop. Lots of new. I just can't have any overflow (nothing on the ground) and I'm keeping drawings out of the wet air. You'll have to see those at Studio Tour mid-October or another time.

Maybe there will be sympathy purchases for soggy artists. Or maybe the sun will come out and it will be a whole new bright day.

We went over to the park to check things out this afternoon. It wasn't so bad then, but I did take the suggestion of going out and buying rain boots. There should be a lot of strong fashion statements tomorrow.

The MPA planning team had to call it: indoors vs. outdoors on Wednesday when Sunday was forecasted as 0% chance of rain ... sunny and cool.

"Barn Dance," 24"h x 20"w
I may be so glad to see visitors tomorrow ... each one might get hugged.

See you tomorrow?

Some of what I'm bringing:
  • Best of Show winner, Great Falls Studios "Birds of Great Falls" Exhibit: "Blue"
  • elan Magazine's cover art, April 2011: "Dining Al Fresco"
  • 1st Prize winner, Reston Century T-Shirt Art Competition: "W&OD BBQ"
  • New Feathered and Furry Friends series painting: "Barn Dance"

MPA Artfest Outdoor Arts Festival, Sunday, October 2, 10am-5pm
Booth #35, McLean Central Park, McLean, VA

Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, Oct. 15&16, 10am-5pm
Artists‘ Atelier, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA

Out & About Norfolk Plein Air Painting Event, October 20-22 

"Blue," 12"h x 12"w
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, October 4-28

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, NYC, Nov. 1-11
To read more about the 100 Faces in 100 Days project on my web site (, go to the 100 Faces Project Pages 1 and 2 where you can see all 100 of my volunteers. Click on the paintings, and go to my blog post for that person's sitting.

100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 1 (faces 1-54):
100 Faces in 100 Days Project Page 2 (faces 55-100):
Phone: 703.403.7435

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