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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Friday, October 25, 2013

CheckAdvantage Personalized Checks on Sale, Monday October 28 and Margaret Hoybach Workshop in San Angelo TX and Sold from Dreams of the Turtle King by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

 Remember it doesn't start till Monday Oct 28 and here is the link again
with checks, check covers, address labels (don't click the start shopping link) A really nice feature is "duplicates" if you like to have a little help in remembering where that check was written. When ordering select duplicates and you will always know the date and where that check was written.

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are." Thanks Dale Ver Voort of CheckAdvantage for the quote. This is my birthday week, October 29 and  I will be 78 and my personalized checks will be on special with $3.00 off  any Nancy Standlee product at CheckAdvantage starting Monday, October 28. Orders ship within 3 business days. Happy Birthday to all of us with fall birthdays.

Workshop in San Angelo October 15-18:
If you are a reader of this blog or if you've known me very long, you know I love to take workshops and be around other artists, painting and talking art and hanging out. I wanted to take this "Capturing the Moment" with Margaret Hoybach of Charleston, SC because I don't know a lot about plein air journaling, I hadn't been in San Angelo, TX in years and I loved Margaret's book, Colors of France after purchasing it in 2005. The workshop was sponsored by Barbara Barnhart Rallo, Bon Voyage Travels of Lubbock. The schedule was full and varied with a kick off lecture Tuesday evening at the First Financial Bank. Wednesday we set up on the grounds of the Sugg home along the Concho River in downtown San Angelo with a box lunch and how convenient is that. That evening there was an art opening at the Black Swan Gallery. Thursday we met at the parking lot of M.L. Leddy's downtown for painting among the unique shops with lunch at Miss Hattie's and later returned to paint during ArtWalk that evening. Friday we drove to paint along the South Concho River in Christoval with lunch at the Hildago then painting on the grounds of a private country home of one of the students, Treva in Christoval. On one of the trips back to the motel, I managed a quick view of the Waterlily Garden but haven't had time to add any entries yet. 
Here are some of the journal pages from the Stillman and Birns, Beta 9x12 journal I used for this outing.
 Filling in the pages with some quick figures from the book "The Complete Sketch" by Robert S. Oliver. Painting on the grounds of the Sugg home downtown San Angelo and there were so many beautiful scenes we could have painted here for 3 days. On the porch some pumpkins caught my eye.
 Page 4 the roof and behind the home near the river and Mustang Sally and the Leddy boot sign. That was a horse sculpture and he does look like he's with "horse" and I need more help with horses.

 Lunch at Miss Hattie's, and at artwalk one of the students standing to sketch and along the Concho River and Hidalgo's. (yellow stickies = private entry) We were all feeling like Renoir's the Boating Party after Margaret told us about the book and I've since ordered it. She recommended it highly. Luncheon of the Boating Party  
and still some space left for additional writing and notes.

A partial page from Treva's patio.

One story about one of the students during art walk and since this was nearing Halloween, Tom decided he'd dress as Van Gogh with a bandage on his ear. His wife decided she'd dress as a witch and she hung a plastic ear around her neck and he painted along the streets planning to paint "Starry, Starry Cactus" but it turned into something else. Isn't that always the case?
 TOM "Starry Starry Hotel"
 Our "boating party" along the South Concho River painting and listening to the river.
 Margaret sketching near Miss Hatties.
Foreground:  Treva.. how Texan and cute she looked with her boots and cowgirl hat. All kinds of ways to work, on a table, in your lap or on an easel. Take your pick. It's always educational to walk by and see how people manage their equipment and what they have chosen to use.

I still don't have the supplies organized and how to carry them down yet. I'm still all over the board and I'm always switching from the back of my car but two items that are working and they are not too heavy to carry and are easy to set up
The Excelsior Table here

The folding chair from GCI

Dreams of the Turtle King:

Sold: Lead Me and will be mailed to a California art collector in a few days.

Denise Bossart has written a book of poems about Florida beaches and will publish the book in December. I have illustrated 24 of the poems and the watercolors are being scanned now and are available on my Daily Paintworks site. The book will be available in December on Amazon. 

This watercolor painting is available Crowd of Footprints 
and is an illustration for one of the poems.

I drove home from the San Angelo workshop on Saturday, met with a Dallas group representing a restaurant chain about illustrating some menu items on Sunday, then on to the Janet Rogers 4 day watercolor workshop at Artists Showplace in Richardson Monday - Thursday but that is another post. 

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