Three-Woman Exhibition and Portrait Painting Demo in August

Hello,
This August my work will be part of a three-woman exhibition! (Yay!) I am super excited about this opportunity to have my work hang beside the talented Cindy Procious and Mia Bergeron.

The next three months are going to be busy. To make sure I am ready for August, I am painting a lot, exploring new painting subjects along with focusing on my floral still-life work. (I have some previews of some of the work I have finished so far, however I have yet to photograph them… more to come later.)

In addition to the exhibition, the Principle Gallery is also hosing another FaceOff Portrait Painting demonstration. We three ladies (Cindy, Mia, and I) will paint a portrait sketch in three hours on Saturday, August 27th.

In order to prepare for this event, I need your help. If you live in the DC area, I am looking for people to volunteer for a 2-hour practice portrait sketch. Here is a link to available dates.

And this is a recent portrait sketch completed a few weeks ago.
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Two summers ago I participated in this event, and you can read more about how I prepared for the FaceOff then. Read more here and here.

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My Garden: End of April

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April has been a fun month in the garden.  The tulips came and went, as well as the daffodils.

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The gravel paths are in and Naomi likes them :)  She has been seen playing outside in her playhouse and sandbox.

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In addition to all the bulbs, the peonies are also breaking through and beginning to bud.

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I love blown out tulips.

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A few years ago a friend gave me some English Bluebells, and this is the first time they have bloomed!  I dream of having a big colony of them intermixed with these daffodils.

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Naomi likes the daffodils also.

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A last view of tulips and daffodils.

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Delightful Daffodils in Pewter Cup, 8 x 7 inches

Narcissus Tete-a-Tete by Elizabeth Floyd, 8 x 7 inches, oil on linen panel

Delightful Daffodils in Pewter Cup

Narcissus ‘tete-a-tete’ are some of my favorite harbingers of a warmer season to come.

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Framed Painting
Reserved for August 2016 exhibition
{8″ x 7″ – oil on linen panel}
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Still Life Invitational at the Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

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Just a quick hello to share some fun news.

This month I have several pieces in the Principle Gallery’s Still Life Invitational: The Language of Objects.  My work will be alongside some phenominal still-life artists, like Teresa Fischer, Cindy Procious, Jacob Pfeiffer, and Louise Fenne, to name a few.

I feel so honored to be a part of this exhibition.

The opening reception is this Friday!  April 15th, from 6:30-9:00pm, and then on Saturday, April 16th I will be at the gallery participating in a live painting demonstration from 1-4:00pm.  

If you are in the area please stop by at one of these events,

Liz

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Yellow Colossus, 7 x 5 inches

Colossus Yellow by Elizabeth Floyd, 7 x 5 inches, oil on linen panel

Colossus Yellow

Pansies were the first flowers that came back to life in the garden this spring.  I love these colossus pansies because their flowers are so large and dynamic.

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Framed Painting
Available for Sale, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
{7″ x 5″ – oil on linen}
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