Friday, February 06, 2009

Carolina In My Mind

Last night was the coldest night of the winter so far - I won't look at the thermometer when it gets really cold because I might never leave the house! I could tell from the barn though. There was even a skin of ice on the buckets of the two boys in their playhouse out back. I have heard a number pinpointing just how cold it was, but such things will not be uttered here!

While I'm up here freezing, a few of my paintings are in South Carolina this weekend for the Red Cross Benefit Sporting Art Show and Sale in Aiken. I've never been to Aiken, though I've always wanted to go. At least some of my work gets to visit. Kind of like I had some paintings in Louisville on the first Saturday in May a few years ago! The Aiken Horse has done a nice spread on the show. You can see a digital version of the magazine online - look for pages 20-21. The three pieces I will have there are my oil of a Labrador pup, Best Behaviour; another oil, Pile o' Britts that won best entry depicting a Brittany a the Art Show at the Dog Show two years ago, and a pencil drawing I call Baby Steps.

I'd also like to pass on the news that I've opened an online store in the form of and Etsy shop, where I will be offering both small original paintings, and reproductions of my work. I've started listing some items, so please have a look. I've also been invited to be part of the Whoa Horse artists group on Etsy, though it will probably be next week before my membership is processed. In the meantime, be sure to check out the artwork of these talented artists. Just search for "whoa team" in the listings. There is also a members' blog. I'm looking forward to being part of this team!

I'm hoping to finish up one of my larger paintings in the next couple of days, after getting in some good work this week. It's also supposed to warm up this weekend - enough to rain, apparently! I'm not sure how I feel about that, but after today a day above freezing sounds a little bit appealing!


Linda said...

love your work--beautifully done.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Your graphite foal is so very very yummy...! The oils are excellent too (always loved your pile O Britts:)) Good luck with the show.

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks, Linda and Sheona! I wish I could have attended the opening last night,sounds like it's a cool event. About that private jet...haha.

I think that is one of my favorite pencil pieces that I've done, Sheona. I seriously do believe they take longer to complete than the oils!