Tuesday, October 11, 2011



As usual, I've been bad about posting. I do have news though...

Three paintings were juried into the Plein Air Austin Members show which runs from Oct. 2 to Nov 19 at the Corridor of Arts downtown Austin. Please visit if you can as there's some really great art. You'll be glad you did...

While I have been working on paintings in the studio, I did not do too much plein air painting this summer as it was just too d... hot. Then I went to Italy for the Jill Carver/Katherine Stats workshop. Words cannot express how much fun that was. I am so grateful I got to go as it has been on my dream list of things to do for years. Here's a photo of our Austin group on the last evening in Certaldo, Tuscany.

From L to R: Nancy Kirk, Nina Brodsky, me, Suzanne Stewart, Deborah Thomas and Ruthie Ford

When I returned to Austin, I discovered the day of the reception that all three of my paintings had been juried into the Wimberley Valley Art League Members show. A great honor as there are only 26 works in the show. When the DH and I got to the reception, I discovered I had gotten second-place award. Well, knock me over, y'all...

Me with my painting "Riverwalk Pigeons" which placed second in the show.

This past week, was the Scot Christensen and Quang Ho Reception and Demo at the Insight Gallery in Frederickburg, TX. This exhibit is well worth the drive to see! Twelve of us went to the show and the demo and also did a little painting on the side. Here's a photo of us after the leaving the reception.

Yes, it's all the usual suspects...
Front Row, L to R: Nancy Kirk, Sandra Farrell, Suzanne Stewart, Kay Morris, Deborah Thomas
Standing, L to R: Camille Olsen, Me, Karen Wilkerson, Ellen Willis

Not seen is Belinda Aber-Haddock as she was taking the photo!

My last post was about the Austin Visual Arts Association exhibit where both of my paintings were juried in. Here's a photo of me with the paintings: Wide Urban Spaces 1 and 2.