Thursday, April 7, 2011

You're Invited!

Still Life with Nest

This painting "Still Life with Nest" is among the 55 works selected for the 8th Annual Stonewall Farm Juried Art Show and Auction.  I am pleased to be included in this exhibit. I've also got a small 5x7 in the show, but don't have a photo of it to share! 

 The Art Opening is at Stonewall Farm, Friday, April 15, 5-7 pm at the Learning Center.
Award designations and prizes for Best in Show, Second, Third Place
Honors, and three Honorable Mentions have been determined and will be
announced at Opening.

Since I'm in New Mexico, I can't attend the opening, but you are invited to go and see some great art and enjoy some refreshments. Stonewall Farm is an organic farm, working organic dairy and agricultural education center, and CSA.  We need more places like this, and I'm very happy to support their work.  Please do go and take a look. Tickets for the actual auction night are available at the Farm, and believe me, they know how to throw a good party!  The food will be great and the wine excellent, and fun WILL be had by all!!! 

Sunday, April 3, 2011



This is Friday's portrait model, a very nice young man named Austin. I think I had a soft spot towards him because he reminds me of my youngest son.  There were just four of us, and everybody seemed to be on the other side of  the room, I'm not sure why!
Unfortunately, this portrait group is going to go away unless someone steps up to organize it , as the current organizer is moving to Virginia..   I might do it, but not sure I need something else on my plate. 
This young man was maybe just a tad uncomfortable with modeling.. it was his first time to sit for us.  It's hard to hold a smile, as you can imagine, so most of the time models tend to look very serious. He was concentrating so hard on holding his pose and not moving, and I think that effort shows in his face.  I liked this kid, though.