We have had a very beautiful fall so far, perhaps not as great as we had hoped but much nicer than last year. The yellow golds are brilliant. I have been very busy with shows and events but have been able to get out and paint some too while the color lasts. Today was a super day. We had a large group turn out. Olivette Hubler, Jeff Ott, Linnea McKinney, Dan Spangler, George De Chiaro, Ann Hardy, Debob Jacob, Cecilia Robertson, Claudia Davis, Maryann Brummer, Sara Ward, Janice Weaver, T.K. Riddle and I made up today's group. We met at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. It started out pretty chilly but did warm up. Some artists painted the roses which are really nice, but most chose to paint the foliage.
The Pecan Pickers
11 x 14
oil on canvas
We went to lunch at the Kimble Art Museum. It is always a great place to eat. Then we went to see the new show at the Amon Carter Museum. We had a docent led tour of this exhibit which is from the Phillips collection. Wow, it was really great! Paintings by Whistler, Homer, Eakins, and many other great American artists but I have to say one of my favorites was a painting by Grandma Moses. It was the first painting I ever saw of hers in person. It was a very pleasant painting, a snow scene.
8 x 10
oil on canvas
That was today. Earlier in the week I painted out as well and last weekend too. Some other things I have done recently were participating in Campfire's an Artists' Christmas where my donation was one of the three top selling pieces of art in the silent auction. I also participated in the creation of a video for the Sid Richardson Museum in which I am working on a sculpture and talking about a painting with one of my former students. It should be on their website later this month. I had a small piece in the small works section of the November Issue of the Western Art Collector magazine. I've got several shows coming up in December but more about those later.
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