Friday, February 28, 2014

Show in the Mountains

Wow, it has really been a while since my last blog post -- there's just something about a 30in30 that is exhausting.  Not to mention the recent "disaster" of two paintings not being viable - frustrating because I fall in love with each and every painting (that you get to see).  Aargh! 

My excuse for the lack of blogs - I have been busy the last few weeks getting ready for a show.  For some reason, I always underestimate how much work is involved deciding which paintings to submit, filling out forms, sending photos for the jury process, pricing, framing, naming, etc.  Oh yeah, not to mention the painting part!  The show will hang from April 26th through May 11th.  See what I mean, it's ONLY February and you have to be ready!!!  Ha, ha.    The show, Art at the Mill (Berryville, VA), has about 300 artists and over 1,000 pieces of art on display.  Spring is a wonderful season to head out to the Shenandoah Mountains, mark your calendars.

My submissions are below - wish me luck that a few get through the jury process.  I am biting my lip and entering two of my love-crush paintings - so very hard to give them up, but a show is the place to do it . . . .   Do you remember your teen-age crush, well it's the same thing - not logical, but heartwrenching!   LOL.

The pear started out very colorful, but then had layers and layers of glaze applied to the background to tone it down and layers of glaze on the pear to bring it forward.  I am liking this style and may try to do a few more.  I think it goes particularly well with these gold frames. Not sure the frames look as awesome as they do in real life - blogger is doing something. . .  

Glazed Pear Royale

Love-crush - just love the way this one turned out and can't imagine letting it go, but it looks so great in the frame. . . .  Someone will have to fall in love to buy this one (if you know what I mean - wink, $$$, wink).                                                     Frilly Lily 

The ones below are going in with my low profile black "modern" floater frames that don't detract, but give dimension and enhance the look of the panels. 

Dawn Fox 8x10"

Honey Dew Ya Love Me 6x6"
Hot Sunshine 6x6"
love-crush #2

Enjoy!  please keep your fingers crossed that I make it into the show.   


  1. Good luck in the show! Shows are always so stressful to me. I have been missing your posts on here. Your work is glowing!

  2. Your work is great! All the best with the show!!!

  3. I love the way you framed the paintings, they look beautiful. I also really like the way you painted Honey Dew. It's giving me inspiration to paint in simple spots of color. Masterful.

  4. I think you may be on to something with your pear. The glazing gave it a rich appeance. If you enjoyed the process you should try more.
    All the paintings are really lovely and you should have no problem making the show. I will stay tuned!