Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Lazy Afternoon of Painting

My husband, the romantic, called this 'the anticipation of their first kiss'.  I enjoyed a few hours alone in my little home studio where the paint and ink just seemed to flow.

Earlier in the weekend I went to a reception in Vienna Virginia at The Frame Factory for 14 artists from the Workhouse Studio 5 in Occoquan were displaying their art.  You can find more information about the Workhouse Arts Center HERE

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chinese Master Brush Artist

On Wednesday I had the privilege of observing a Chinese master brush artist pen named Tao-zhi (Duan Guan-zhi).  The National Capital Area Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America sponsored the event.  Tao-zhi is one of only a few Chinese master artists.  He painted a beautiful landscape for us.  He choreographed his painting like a dancer.  He made it look effortless.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


The inspiration for these butterflies came from a visit to our daughter Bond's in Florida.  We were antique shopping in St. Augustine, Florida and found some truly beautiful framed antique French butterfly paintings.  After seeing the beauty in those paintings,  I just had to have some butterflies of my own.  

The original signed version of this Chinese Brush Art painting in a beautiful frame is still available.  Leave me a comment with your e-mail address if you are interested in purchasing it. 4" x 6" reproduction cards and envelopes are also available for $12.50 (package of 5) mailed anywhere in the U.S.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bonsai Festival at the National Arboretum

I had a wonderful time at the Potomac Bonsai Festival held at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. from 3-5 May.  It was fun to get reacquainted with the many great artists and artisans whom I had not seen in two years (I missed last year's event).  The bonsai tree in the photo is one of many on display at the festival.  If you missed this festival and still have an interest in bonsai, then don't miss the Open House: World Bonsai Day at the National Arboretum on May 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.