Greetings to all my art enthusiasts!

The lion of March blows a cold wind over us. It’s a good time to stay in my studio and paint tree imagery.

Trees have a language all their own as they reach, stretch, spread out and throw off new growth. Then there are the windstorms that cull expired branches to the ground. I find them filled with emotion and inspiration.

Two of my tree paintings are in the show at Art Sweet Art Gallery which runs through April 30th. Thank you to those who came out to the opening reception. I enjoyed catching up and socializing.

And now for a little more history.  I have continued to dig into the old portfolio cases with work from childhood up through my days in advertising. I am happy to share more memories with you.

Does anyone remember Stella Stevens? I was 16 when I sketched this pencil portrait of the actress based on an image in TV Guide. I used to love to match the mat to the style of the drawing as shown here.

New toys to play with! I bought some new brushes that are very different. They are made of silicon and do not have bristles. ‘Windswept’ was painted in oil on linen panel using these new brushes along with a traditional palette knife. I was inspired by a photo I had seen and painted this from its lingering memory. The panel is 12×9, and framed for $350.

An electronic image can never come close to viewing art in person. Upcoming art receptions where you will see more of my oil paintings in person are:

Sunday, March 17th, 1-4pm
Rust Library
380 Old Waterford Rd. NW
Leesburg

Friday, April 5th, 6-9pm
Art Sweet Art
2B Loudoun St. SW
Downtown Leesburg

Around the corner:
Art at the Mill (late April)
Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour (first weekend of June)