September 24, 2008

Women's Farm Market in Bethesda

A gorgeous morning to paint -- the array of mums and fall cabbage plants in front of the market entrance made a very colorful painting.  A good antidote to the black & white exercise on Monday.

September 22, 2008

Bethesda in Black & White

Back in a class with the group at Glen Echo, our assignment was to do a value study.  While I am resistant to assignments -- I paint to get away from people telling me what to do! -- I know that it's good for me.

I positioned myself at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and the back of the parking lot.  My view, up the trail toward Bethesda, included the car dealership on the left and a row of crepe myrtles.  Employees at the car dealership kept sneaking through the fence to see what I and fellow painters were doing.

September 16, 2008

Mark Your Calendar

I've just signed on for an exhibit of my work at the Ratner Museum ( for June 2012.   The reception will be June 3, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 pm.

I don't want to hear any excuses if you can't come -- this is plenty of advance notice!

In showing my work to the curator, I think she liked this painting, done last year and sold.

September 11, 2008

Norman's Farm Market

This was actually the 2nd day painting at the Farm Market. Whether or not the painting is worth it, the ratatouille I made from the vegetables at the market was delicious.

September 10, 2008

Kids, day 2

Adjustments made, I thnk it's done.

September 9, 2008

Kids at the Playground, first morning

I went to Candy Cane City -- which I think used to have striped playground equipment -- with the goal of painting nearby Rock Creek.  Last week's flooding scuttled that plan, as there was mud everywhere and heavy equipment pushing it around.  The playground was empty when I arrived, and I liked the arrangement of swings and red arches.  As strollers, moms, kids, sitters, dads, came and went, I painted them in and scraped them out.  I settled on this group -- but I plan to go back tomorrow to work on this a bit more.