|The August Home Page of www.FineArtVirginia.com features a close-up of my painting "Sun and Sea." Scroll down on the home page to access an article featuring my work in the Up Close section. Only there for one month...|
Can't tell you how excited I am about the write-up and images now up in the Up Close Featured Artist section of FineArtVirginia.com, the online home of the Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia group. Just two months ago, artist Jill Poyerd unveiled a newly designed web site including some new features like Hot New Art! and the Up Close section to spotlight one artist a month. She asked in one of the many surveys of the group to launch the new site who would be interested in being featured. I said yes ... happily. It was a lot of work to put together the text -- on my Area of Expertise (what I'm known for), introduce myself and give a peek into my life as an artist. Really, not easy.
I'm curious what you think. Did I capture what differentiates my work from others? Any surprises?
The artists that make up this group are outstanding. So, enjoy exploring the whole site.
To see the Up Close section, go to www.fineartvirginia.com ... then scroll down to see Up Close, click on it and you'll go to the article or you can access it directly here.
Getting ready for this feature article also involved a learning curve. While having been a blogger for many years (8?), I've been reluctant to delve into other social media much. I couldn't even figure out how to send you to any of my pages.
FACEBOOK Fan Page: Please LIKE it if you actually LIKE it.
INSTAGRAM (Brand New -- Could get interesting)
Life in the Studio Isn't Always Smooth Sailing
Today I decided to paint my studio carpet -- dragging all around Permanent Green Light that was stuck to my shoes -- instead of keeping the paint where it belonged ... on the canvas. Oh boy. It doesn't look good.
|Painting in my studio yesterday ... before decorating the carpet with green.|
Thanks for reading!
COMING UP THIS FRIDAY: May through December: First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. The Atelier is also open on Wednesdays, noon to 4pm and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm (or whenever an artist is in there working.)
June 21-August 15: "Fresh Fare: the Still Life Show" Solo Exhibit, Triny's, Great Falls, VA. 14 of my original still life oil paintings on exhibit at Triny's Tex-Mex Grill in Great Falls.
August 27-28: Shadyside: the Art Festival on Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA
September 17-18: King Street Art Festival, Alexandria, VA
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY