Monthly Archives: September 2014

MPAartfest in McLean, VA this Sunday

On October 5, MPAartfest will transform McLean Central Park into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of a diverse group of 50 juried artists. There will be music and great food and much to do and see for the whole family. And I am lucky enough to […]

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Heirloom Tomato #10, 8 x 8 inches

¬†Heirloom Tomato #10 This is another view of an heirloom tomato from my garden. When painting tomatoes I am always drawn in by the geometric shapes of the stems and how the color of the flesh is not a uniform red. To me, painting a dark local value object, like a red tomato, can be […]

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Heirloom Tomato #9, 8 x 8 inches

¬†Heirloom Tomato #9 Every year I anticipate the end of summer and the imagined glut of tomatoes I hope to receive from the garden. Alas, this year did not yield the desired amount to indulge upon. We have been lucky with a few but not the bumper crop like we have experienced in previous summers… […]

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The Language of Drawing by Sherrie McGraw

The Language of Drawing by Sherrie McGraw So many books talk about painting, but so few really focus on the art of drawing. This is one of my favorites, especially as it has so many beautiful examples to gaze at and if you are ambitious, copy.   Another aspect of this book that I love […]

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Lilies and Cleome, 10″ x 8″

Lilies and Cleome This morning our house was quite chilly, the end of the growing season is fading and I am feeling nostalgic about the summer that has just been. In these reflections, I realized this plein air painting was never shared with you. It was completed at the beginning of the summer, when my […]

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