Little House on the Prairie


   I went through a long stretch of time without painting. I actually started this small painting about three weeks ago. It's been through a bit. I started the painting during Art in the Arboretum. While I was carrying it in from the car, it slipped from the easel and landed face down (of course) on the sidewalk. With all the dirt particles that stuck to the wet paint it looked like I'd painted a farmhouse during the 'Dust Bowl' tragedy.
   But I was able to clean it up and finish it. I am now working on a painting of the Plant 64 building in downtown Winston-Salem. It's an industrial-style building, so no wide-open fields of grain. But I'm really curious how it will turn out.
   Stay tuned.

This painting has sold.

Art in the Arboretum

At about this time last year, I was gearing up to be the featured artist at Just Be during First Friday, to be followed by Art in the Arboretum on Sunday. Friday night was one of the more beautiful evenings we had during the fall. Sunday, however, brought tropical storm-like conditions and the arboretum flooded, forcing a cancellation of the day's events.
   Fast forward one year and we're enjoying spring-like weather now, but there are reports of a tropical storm heading up the east coast. But, it looks like Art in the Arboretum will make it before the rains come.
   I'm looking forward to this year's show. I'm bringing smaller, more affordable paintings, and I plan to work during the show.
   Also new for this year's event will be my wife's work. She will have garden art and wearable fabric (scarves, necklaces, gloves, etc.) in the space right next to me. Our booth numbers are No. 5 and No. 6.
   We still have a lot of work to do, but we're really excited about it.
   Another reason I won't have as many large paintings is they are being displayed in a couple of restaurants in Winston-Salem. I already have a few paintings in Bernardin's in the West End part of town, and I will soon have several more in a place called The Silo in Reynolda Village. I'll post pictures when I get them. There may even be a reception.
   I hope to see you at Art in the Arboretum. It is on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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