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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yesterday in Alamance County

Had a delightful day on Wednesday. Shared wonderful luncheon with friends at the ACC culinary department. Smoked duck for appetizer and a cassoulet for the starter.The main course was a Beef Wellington in a Bordelaise sauce. I chose the lemon parfait for dessert.

I later delivered my watercolor of "The House in Vins sur Caramy" to its new owner. The transaction pulled at my heart a bit, as I recalled sitting in the little Provence village when painting the image.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Evening.

Worked in garden again for two hours. Came across peony plant that had flowered, but we never saw the booms because of the weeds. My hydrangea bush is blooming. First time in about 6 years. Rains do wondrous things.
Scanned some new paintings into the computer in preparation for October's Studio Tour publications.
I have three opportunities to exhibit some work the first weekend in June. Can I do all three?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The rain has stopped in Alamance County

The rain has stopped and it was a perfect morning to work out in the garden. Although I was weeding on a hill I was soon covered with mud. I know I prefer moving plants around on "Farmville." No mud.

Thank you all who came out to visit me and see my new paintings at Art on the Vine. Although it was a little muggy, we were all thankful the rain held off both days. The painting that received the most admirers was the "Strings in the Woods." Since it was not sold, I think I might reframe it.
Will be traveling, with three artist friends, to Siler City NC tomorrow. Their main street has been turned into an art district, filled with studios and galleries.
In the evening, I will be in Winston Salem to attend granddaughter Hannah's concert at Mt Tabor High.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Remembering April.

Hello all,

April flew by, but it was an exciting month. I have been painting watercolors of Italy [Roma and Firenze.] I took my watercolor class to the paint on the beautiful grounds of the Alamance Co Historical Museum. Although the weather kept changing we all did some lovely work.
My husband and I also had a wonderful day at the new North Carolina Museum of Art. It was such fun seeing familiar art pieces in new spacious surroundings and see many pieces that have been in storage. The Rodin sculpture gallery and gardens are awesome.

I had a great day at the Raffaldini Vineyard on the 23rd. My invited patrons agreed with the words in my invitation that it would be like a day spent in Tuscany.

Above is the watercolor I did of the Villa Raffaldini. It was purchased by a member of the Raffaldini family, although I have also been selling 11x15 matted prints of the villa.