Thursday, September 28, 2006

It's Studio Tour Time Again

This weekend is the Milton and area Studio Tour, put on by members of the Fine Arts Society of Milton. For the third year in a row I'll be taking part. After one rainy year and one sunny year, I'm not sure what the ideal weather is for a studio tour, but it looks as if rain is predicted. Either way, a great variety of artists in the area (some 48) will be opening up their studios to people from all over.

I've been spending some time preparing, naturally. The giclée printer has been busy producing both art reproductions and photographs, which I'll be showing for the first time at this studio tour. There will, of course, be some new artwork to see, and some works in progress that will show a bit of the process involved with an oil painting or oil pastel. In all, it should be a fun weekend, rain or shine!

A couple of new pieces that will be on display were recently completed. One is a small hunt scene, which you see above. This is an 8 x 10 oil on linen board, for which I used a reference photo supplied by friend and fellow EAG member Dana Lee Thompson from Virginia. The other is artwork produced for the cover of a soon-to-be-released how-to DVD on braiding horses. This was a fun project, that involved a bit more legwork than some of my paintings. Maybe it deserves a post of its own! For now, you see it below. I'm calling it, simply, "Braids", and it is a 10 x 8 oil on masonite panel.

See you on the tour!

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