Saturday, October 17, 2009

McBride Gallery Show

I will be in a large group show in the McBride Gallery in Annapolis from October 25 to November 15. The Show is called Autumn Celebration of Art. Artist reception is on Sunday, October 25 from 1pm to 4pm. The link to the show is here: McBride Gallery Autumn Art Show.

I just dropped off my paintings to McBride yesterday. The gallery is a very nice one, a big house with seven rooms full of wonderful art, right on the top of Main street. I got kind of busy lately, taking care of personal business and getting ready for a medical procedure...I'll be down for a while but will pick up painting as soon as I can!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Third place winner!

Down to the water, 11 x 14, oil on linen

Went to the preview party/show opening of the Third annual Havre de Grace plein air painting competition this afternoon with hubby. The above painting won me the third place! The judge said he likes the simplicity of it. This is my first time to be in any plein air painting competitions, so I'm very happy about that.

Havre de Grace is really a nice small town to visit. It's quiet and charming. Got many old victorian houses and, of course, the water, bridges, boats, and boatyards. It's a very friendly town, and parking is easy and mostly free. It has a really nice atmosphere. And for us painters, lots of things to paint.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Havre de Grace Plein Air Competition

Been painting in Havre de Grace for the plein air competition for three days. Here are what I got:

Early morning boats, 14 x 11

Down to the water, 12 x 16

Havre de Grace morning, 16 x 20

Drydock sunset, 11 x 14

Red sail, 12 x 16

This is the first time I'm in a plein air competition. It's a very good experience! It's also good to see what other artists did with the same place, same subjects available. Everybody paints so differently! The show opens tomorrow.