November, Lake Superior

After several months of trying to figure out the website thing, I've finally hired a pro.  Mia Nardini managed Circle Gallery for the Maryland Federation of Art previously and completely overhauled and revitalized MFA's online presence with an absolutely divine new website.  Please check it out when you have a moment (of course, who can look at great art for just a moment?).  The site is www.mdfedart.org.  I actually spend time browsing that site for ideas for my own site.

Coming soon (hopefully before Christmas time), I'll have a means for you to subscribe to my blog and to get newsletters as they come.  For those of you who have been plugging along with me, you know that I do not post every single day, so you would certainly not be inundated with emails but for upcoming shows and my newest work...so I hope that you will consider signing up.  Stay tuned for that.  Very, very excited!

So...back to my paint slinging and other artistic offerings being seen in the Metropolis of Annapolis, Bethesda, and The Fifth Street Arcades in Cleveland (Hello Linda! Am sending you new woolies soon!).

I have been working on a new piece (see below) for the Stormy Weather show at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.  Deadline is January 2nd (I believe).  November, Lake Superior, is 16x20 acrylic on museum archival canvas.  Here's what I've got so far (and yes, I know my dude is purple...I used a cobalt light hue for underpainting mixed with a few other favorites).  I love the depth another color underneath adds.  It completely changes the colors applied topically, and I enjoy seeing the results, even though I often have to apply several layers of paint to get the effect I'm shooting for.  

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This is FAR from done, but I thought I'd share a little bit of the process with you.

In other news...West Annapolis Artworks is carrying my Earthworms Woolens line and I delivered a few new pieces for their Holiday Shoppe.  They make great gifts and are each one of a kind and entirely handmade, by me, from old wool sweaters that nobody wanted anymore.  It's really enjoyable to create something new and desirable from discarded materials.  Here are a few from my archives (some of which are for sale).  In addition to WAAW, Fra Angelica carries my wool wares year round and Linda Damiani, the owner, has been a most ardent supporter of my craft since it's inception eleven or so years ago.  She and two other exceedingly agreeable ladies also owned together the first Fra Angelica location in Historic Avon, Ohio.

This one sold...and the lovely key lime tree to the right of it has since died.  Coincidence?

Indian Blanket Sweater for a one-year-old photographed in my beloved garden.

This piece got pinned all over the place, and favorited on Etsy, where I also have a small storefront.  It is now for sale at West Annapolis Artworks for $180 (boiled wool pullover jacket and matching bottoms).

This piece got pinned all over the place, and favorited on Etsy, where I also have a small storefront.  It is now for sale at West Annapolis Artworks for $180 (boiled wool pullover jacket and matching bottoms).

As always, I thank you so much for taking time to read my latest goings-ons and for your interest in my work.