Artists in our hometown were asked to do some paintings to fill up the bare walls in the new downtown courthouse. They had to be large and represent some of the old/historic homes in the area.
This is an old house sits at the top of Mountainside Rd. The view of mountains must have been spectacular. 48 by 36
Vann’s Tavern was built in 1805. 24 by 36
Day 27 Oil on Canvas – Plein air – Hay Bail on Hurt Bridge
Day 27 Oil on Canvas – Plein air – rocks in backyard
Day 26 Oil on Canvas – Plein air – Plein air in Cherry Log, GA w/friends
Day 25 Oil on Canvas – Plein Air – Mount McBryer rd off of Wallace Tatum
Day 24 Oil on canvas – Plein Air – My Backyard
23 Oil on canvas – Plein Air – Anderson’s Farm
Day 22 Oil on canvas – Plein air Harley’s barn
Day 21 Oil on canvas – Still Life
Day 20 Oil on canvas – Plein air House near Earlan
Day 19 Oil on canvas – Plein air Lake Lanier
Day 18 Oil on canvas – Plein air Harley’s farm
Day 17 Oil on canvas – Plein air next door
Day 16 Oil on canvas – still life knock out roses
Day 15 Oil on canvas – plein air Corner Holbrook Burnt Bridge study
Day 14 Oil on canvas – plein air Street scene in my neighborhood
Day 13 Oil on canvas – Still life
Day 12 oil on canvas – plein air Blue Ridge Vineyard
Day 11 oil on canvas – plein air Blue Ridge gas tanks
Day 10 oil on canvas – plein air Fishing Blue Ridge Toccoa River – Bob from Minnesota
Day 9 oil on canvas 8×10 plein air Blue Ridge Park Drive
Day 8 oil on canvas 8×10 plein air Downtown Blue Ridge – Motor Market
Day 7 oil on canvas 8×10 – plein air nocturne downtown train station Blue Ridge
Day 6: Plein air Zion Baptist Church arbor
Day 5 Oil on Canvas 9×12 Holbrook Campground
Day 4 -Oil on Canvas 4 x 4 plein air at the stream
Day 3- Oil on Canvas 9×12 – plein air Anderson’s Saw Mill
Day Two – Oil on Canvas 11 x 14 Zion Baptist Church Plein Air
Day one – Oil on Canvas 12 x 24 Still Life.
At the beginning of the year I open my notebook and wrote my goals for the year, as a matter of fact for the next three years. Then I closed up my pad and never looked at them again. I just found them and discovered I almost made it to year 3 in only one year.
- Take classes from favorite established artist.
Charlie Hunter was my choice. I saw one of his artworks on line and was blown away by his work. Without a thought I found my way to a March class in Vermont (I may have lost my mind yes it was winter). I stepped out of my comfort zone and into an adventure.
2. Join a new art organization and enter your work.
Back from Charlie and I entered a piece I created up on a mountain top after Charlie let his flock fly.
3. Enter Plein Air Events – Olmsted Paint Quick
Duluth Plein Air Paint Out –
Work I create should be affordable. My work should make people think and feel differently. My website should be a a reflection of who I am, who I want to be.
Exciting news while on my way to airport the day of the SAA Colors of Fall Show.
by Artist Mary Negron