Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

May your Christmas be joyful and your New Year be full of peace adventures!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Small Works Exhibit 2015 - Charles Taylor Art Center

Every year the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton, Virginia has a small works show (works must be 4" x 5" or less) that many of our local artists participate in. Here are a few works that I found interesting.

Strawberries in Crystal by Beverly Abbott
oil painting
It was in a glass case so the reflections don't help but I love it!

Artist Petya Eutimova-Ivanova
oil on wood

Artist Ken Milan

My Kingfisher paintin,g in the middle, with the other birds in the show

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My pastel of The Sleeping Gypsy

I liked just about all of my projects in my art classes but this one especially amused me. We were asked to draw ourselves in works of famous artists, our choice. I always liked the works of French artist Henri Rousseau and knew of his oil painting La Bohmienne endormie (The Sleeping gypsy, 1897) and decided that it could work for me. I used pastel instead of oil painting. I think it's close to 2' by 3'. 
Anyway, maybe it will amuse you too. Or maybe it will inspire you to look for and enjoy Rousseau's painting!

Monday, December 7, 2015