The fine art festival, Renaissance in Roanoke was amazing yesterday. We started out with a very chilly morning but thankfully it turned into a warmer sunny day.
My art booth won Best in Show! I can't thank my husband enough for all the hard work these past couple weeks helping me build all the displays.
I won Second Place at the Plein Air Event! What a thrilling day. I met so many nice people. Thank you to friends and family that stopped by. I am exhausted today but so happy for such a lovely, inspiring day.
Tweaking a throwback. I loved the hot hazy look of this painting but honestly the cows looked like Salvador Dali-esque cow puddles. After a few brushstrokes to define their lovely hides I am much happier with this little painting...and the bonus, it is part of my Archive Special! $85
So my exciting news is that I am trying something new. This weekend I will have an art booth at a fine art festival this weekend and participating in a plein air event. I am so excited. My husband has been amazing helping me design a cool way to display my artwork. It is going to be a busy week finishing up during an already busy week with many of our usual obligations. Whew!!
I have not been out painting on location as much as I would like. I finally made it out a couple times this week. Plein air keeps my studio work fresh. Hopefully the bees (yellow jackets) won't be too bad today.
Roanoke is a wonderful community. A small town feel with a lot going on. A strong art community, countless festivals, farmer's markets, car shows block partys, unique shops I could go on and on. Google Joseph Decuis for an amazing look into a farm to fork establishment.
A bit of whimsy today. These little black capped chickadees look like they are up to something. They were the stars of a much larger painting I did a while back and it was inspiration for this small daily painting.
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I don't usually paint on the weekends but I had a couple hours to spare. It was either that or laundry. Occasionally I will use reference material from sites such as pixabay where artists post pictures for one to use copyright free. They are a nice break from my surroundings and good exercise for my little daily paintings.