Monday, August 29, 2011

Mark Your Calendars--Salt Fork River Art Festival

Be sure to mark you calendars for this year's Salt Fork River Art Festival! I'll be showing my paintings there again this year. Here are some details:

Where: Sleepy Creek Vineyards
8254 E 1425 North Road
Fairmount, IL 61841

When: September 24-25, 2011

Not only will there be great art, but Sleepy Creek Vineyards makes some delicious wines that you can sip while viewing the art!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hay Bales II (2011), 6 x 12"

This painting is based on a photo by David DeHetre, found on Original photo can be found here. Used under a Creative Commons License.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recap: Downtown Festival of the Arts

I had a great day at the Downtown Festival of the Arts. Not only did it not rain, but I sold seven paintings! I loved when someone told me they recognized my style and knew they had seen me at another festival. There was also someone who saw my art at the Taste of Champaign and had regretted not buying something then...she bought a painting this time! I got to hear some amazing stories of how my art touched people, and that really was the best part. :-)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Booth location change

So, my booth location has changed for the Downtown Festival this Saturday. I am now in booth number 8. You can check out a great map here on the Champaign Park District website. I've also updated my post below, with the map showing the new correct location.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Champaign Downtown Festival of the Arts

The Downtown Festival of the Arts is in less than two weeks! I will have fourteen new paintings to show, including my largest painting ever! Here are the details along with a map:
Location: Downtown Champaign, Neil St.
Date: August 20, 2011
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
I am booth number 8--come say hi!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Still Life with Zinnias (2011), 9 x 12"

Here it is, my first ever still life! In general, I dislike still lifes because I think they are cheesy (see this post). I think it is very difficult to paint a still life with character. When I found this photo, however, I was immediately inspired to paint it. My favorite part are the colors--especially the flowers and the aqua table cloth. I think this painting is just pure delightfulness. I've now found several other photos that I would like to use as still life subjects. By the way, I should mention this painting is the last painting I needed to complete before the Champaign Downtown Festival of the Arts in two weeks (Aug. 20). I'm getting excited! I will post more details about my booth location when I know them.

Original photo by Carl E. Lewis, found on Photo used under a creative commons license.

For sale at my Etsy site here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Field of Poppies IV (2011), 8 x 10"

This painting is a larger version of an earlier painting. It is a little more detailed than the previous painting. Both are just pure joy, don't you think? I can think of nothing more cheerful than a field of poppies.

I am nearly done with all the paintings I needed to complete for the Champaign Downtown Festival of the Arts on August 20. I plan on finishing the last one today. Its subject is a bit different from what I normally paint, so check back for a post on that soon.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Painting the Edges

I first want to announce that I sold two paintings on Etsy this weekend! I'm so excited. One of the buyers asked that I continue the painting around the edges. I've never done this before, but I was glad to agree to do it. I finished the painting this morning. I think it turned out great! Here are a couple pictures. The painting is Sequatchie Valley, TN II.


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