It has been an amazing Spring and so looking forward to what's coming up. The "Spring Bouquet -Wine & Watercolor" was a big hit at the Mercantile in Rock Hill. Everyone left with good things to say about the workshop, which always makes me feel good about what I am doing. The artwork from everyone was so beautiful, couldn't have asked for a better group of people. There are more to come! So exciting.
Workshop @ Indigo Iris Farm-Clover---Indigo Iris Farm was the cutest farm and the nicest host with bunnies, a mini pony, and beautiful flowers, it was such a treat. The workspace was perfect with plenty of light and of course plenty of water. It had a rustic feel of an old barn, but had all the modern needs for a workshop...you just felt creative and peaceful all at the same time. (Beautiful flowers, animals and trees, it brought up fond memories of childhood.)..sorry for getting off track. LOL. We had around twelve participants. Everyone learned something about watercolor, made a beautiful painting and picked their one flower bouquet. Can't wait to do another workshop with Stephanie at the farm.
Garibaldi Plein Air Festival----Last week I talked about Plein Air painting and what it was... Recently, I had the opportunity to compete in the Garibaldi Plein Air Festival held in downtown Belmont NC. Wonderful experience. Before then, I had never really painted outside...some--mostly for fun. I will do it again, but next time I think I will stick to oil paints and not my usual watercolor. Maybe not...I have joined a group of ladies that paint weekly as a plein air group. I have found my people...lol Painting weekly outside should build some confidence with the whole outside world...I hope. It was a success at the festival. I sold a painting...yah!
Where I've been and Where I am now, Local Art showings
In the past couple of months I've had the privilege to have my paintings shown at several art galleries. The Gaston Library, Charlotte Art League, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and presently showing at the Confluence in Cramerton, NC.
Stay tuned for more to come.... www.marthasfinearts.com