13th Annual Members Only Exhibition "Western Maryland Falls"
13th Annual Members Exhibition: The Saville Gallery, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, Md
The Best in Local Art 2014: Washington County Arts Council 34 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown Md 21717. Two of my Pastels has been juried into the event. "Tomato Vines and Mandarins at the Lake" Quite an honor, to be part of such a prestigious event. The exhibit runs from December 6 through December 31, 2013. The opening reception to be held at the Council, December 6 From 5:PM until 7:PM. Normal business hours for the Council are from 10:AM to 5:PM M-F and Sat 10AM-4PM. Just down "Artist Alley". Come to see me, but know that there will also be many wonderful local artists as well. I hope to see you all there.
The Gilchrist Museum is once again hosting "Art for Giving". Come and see what local artists have to offer and find that one piece that talks to your heart. You may even find something for the hard to buy for person. Or perhaps you are looking for artwork that will do nothing but appreciate in value as time goes on. Come and see us! You can't go wrong in just coming to see what is here. You will definitely miss something if you don't. November 28 through December 27th. See you there.
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Domaines d'Dandelion Du Dames Plein Air Group: We need to think about painting at the Lodge at one of the parks for a winter outing. What say you all? We can paint from the huge windows.
A You Tube video of the interview at The Fairfax. http://youtu.be/bqRSWqCI4Fg.
Come and visit the Garrett County Arts Council: They have a wonderful Gallery and Gift Shoppe. Some of the best artists in the area are represented there. You will find a wide variety of mediums that will be sure to please. "Backyard Grampa" there for display and sale. If you would like to see it in person, please visit. 206 East Alder Street, Oakland, Maryland, 21550. (301)334-6580.
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Notice: I have had several requests for miniatures. I sold one (and could have sold it twice) at the Bedford "Arts on the Square". I now have several "Apple" miniatures, as requested. (3x5) I will have smaller later in the year. If you are interested, please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org I will send pictures for you to choose from. One of which is a miniature version of "Backyard Grampa", in oil pastel!
Pastels: I have been asked by a few patrons and online viewers to discuss the type of pastels I use. That is a hard question. I use many different brands and many hardness varieties. It depends on the point in the piece that I am currently at. If I am using an underpainting, I'll use the hardest pastel stick I own. Currently that is Nu Pastels or Richeson Hard. They both go on smooth and take the alcohol wash very nicely. Richeson Hard works well with a water base underpainting as well. I've never tried water with NuPastel. It gives the sanded paper a "painterly" look. The water based underpainting does not always give me the surface I need for what I intend. Again it all depends on the outcome you are looking for. The body of the pieces is "painted with pastels that are of medium to soft hardness quality. Rembrandt early, moving to Terry Ludwigs, Richeson hand made soft, Sennelier, Great American. The closer to the finish, the softer pastel needed. If there is any fine detail to place in the piece, I'll be using Carbothello's pastel pencils. I hope this helps. If there is any other questions, please feel free to let me know.
Maryland State Art Council:
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If you are ever in the area and would like to stop and say hello, Please contact me beforehand, via email and we will set up a visit at the home studio.
Take a slow walk through my portfolio. You will see that there are a few of contracted pet portraits available to view. I love painting landscapes, however I also enjoy the occaisional pet portrait. If you would like to discuss a portrait of your pet please contact me at the email address below. I also accept commission work on the subject of your choosing.
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Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about any of the pieces that you see on this site.