Painting for Pleasure

The day has been so grey, damp and chilly that I decided to finish an oil painting I began a while ago. The rendering is loose. I had a great time playing with this bright color palette and thinking of Cezanne while I worked. It’ll be framed and up for sale at WLAST (Western Loudoun Artists …

Art Show/LIVE Auction: Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

Have you ever been to a LIVE art auction? The current show in the gallery at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville is called, “Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?” On Sunday, April 17th, at 2pm there will be a live auction of 16 egg-shaped works of art created and donated by Loudoun …

Art Studio Tour

I am excited to announce that this will be my first year participating in the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour. My collection of original paintings (both oils and acrylic), drawings, prints and notecards will be on display to view and purchase at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, Stop #26. You will also be able …

The other day I was researching what colors are “in” this spring in terms of fashion and decorating. I ran across this great article by the Pantone people. Instead of paraphrasing, the link below will take you right to the horse’s mouth. If you are an artist, think about incorporating some of these great colors …

Selection of fine art for your home or office can play an important role in the movement of positive energy through your space. In the practice of feng shui we call this energy chi (qi). For example, you can walk into a room and feel that you don’t want to linger there and yet other …

Sunrise-Sunset A Juried Exhibit of Regional Artists Greetings to my fellow art enthusiasts, Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to plot and plan for February. I am pleased to announce that 2 of my paintings have been selected for my favorite art show of the year sponsored by the Middleburg Arts Council …

According to the Wall Street Journal (Dec., 2015) black metal is in. Decorate with wrought iron that suggests old world style and sophistication. Complement your use of black metal with rich fabrics like brocades and tapestries. The exposed look of open, garage-like shelves are passé. It’s time to grow up, dress up and feel like …

The Chinese New Year is around the corner (February 8th) with all the new flying stars arriving in their sectors February 4th. It will be the year of the yang fire monkey, Bing Shen. It will be a year of creativity and innovation with positive effects. However, because the negative #2 black earth star flies …

Greetings to my fellow art enthusiasts, Christmas is all about family and enjoying their company. Wondering what to do during their visit this holiday season? That’s easy. Take them to a classic Loudoun County venue to see an art exhibit. There are 3 that I am participating in this year. 1. Four Seasons of Oatlands …

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