Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wye's Landing Dinghy
Painting from Plein Air Easton

It's post Plein Air Easton, a wonderful, tiring event with 6 days of painting on location. 
58 of us were juried in and here are some of my resulting works (above and to the right).

August is a month to prepare for the Autumn and Winter events. Contact me if you need something a painting before then, otherwise, I'll see you soon!
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:30 am to 5 pm
Bel Air Festival for the Arts
Booth 32
Shamrock Park at the corner of Hickory Avenue and Lee Way
I believe this will be Bel Air's 51st year for the festival and that speaks volumes about the quality of this juried festival. There is so much to see and do; artists and craftspeople abound, as does the variety of food, music and performers. The people of Bel Air are die-hard Ravens fans, so expect to see a lot of purple sports tees; they come early, pregame - as they don't want to miss a favorite event.

Sunday, September 6, 2015
First Sunday, Annapolis

Sunday, September 6, 2015
OktoberFest, West Annapolis

Saturday, October 3 2015
Fenton Street, Silver Spring

Sunday, September 4, 2015
First Sunday, Annapolis

October 17 and 18, 2015, 10 am to 5 pm
Art in the Park at Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
The jurists have been kind enough to invite me back to one of my favorite events. Come see quality arts and crafts and enjoy the food and music in this beautiful park setting. 

Sunday, October 31, 2015
OysterFest, St. Michael's, Maryland

November 12 - 14, 2015
Thursday, Friday - 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday - 10 am to 4:30 pm
Mistletoe Mart at The Church of the Ascension
23 North Court Street, Westminister, MD 
I'm so happy to be able to say my art buddy, Merla Tootle, will be back with me this year. This is a HUGE and well-juried event, so be prepared to find lots of quality fine art and crafts. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015
St. Martin's in the Field Christmas Bazaar, Annapolis

Exhibits and Shows completed in 2015
May 3, 2015 - First Sunday Annapolis
March 19 - April 12, 2015 - Annapolis Maritime Museum exhibiit, Boats, Boats and More Boats
March 21, 2015 - Historic Baldwin Hall Art Show

Exhibits and Shows completed in 2014
December 6 and 7, 2014 - Festival of Lights Arts and Crafts Festival, Greenbelt
December 6, 2014 - St. Martin's in the Field Episcopal Church
November 29, 2014 - Annapolis Maritime Museum Holiday Bazaar
November 28 -29, 2014 - Sts. Constantine and Helen Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
November 6, 7 & 8, 2014 - Mistletoe Mart, The Church of the Ascension, Westminster, MD
November 1 - February 28, 2014 - The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Exhibit of History
October 25, 2014 - OysterFest, St. Michael's Maryland
October 18 - 19, 2014 - Quiet Waters Art at the Park, Annapolis
October 5, 2014 - First Sunday, Annapolis
October 4, 2014 - Fenton Street Market
September 21, 2014 - Bel Air Festival for the Arts\
September 13, 2014 - Fenton Street Market
September 7, 2014 - First Sunday, Annapolis
July 8, 2014 - The Annapolis Watercolor Club Annual Juried Exhibit at Quiet Waters Park (got an Honerable Mention!)
July 6, 2014 - First Sunday on the 4th of July Weekend, space 28
May 28 - June 5, 2014 - Less is More Exhibit (National Exhibit), Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis
June 7, 2014 - BowieFest
June 7, 2014 - Fenton Street Market
Fenton Street Market, May 24, 2014
First Sunday, Annapolis, May 4, 2014
Preakness Hot Air Balloon Festival at Turf Valley, May 15, 16
First Sunday, Annapolis, June 1, 2014
Hampton Arts Initiative, Hampton National Historic Site, April 11, 2014

METAL FRAME INFO - Dick Blick has numerous choices of Nielsen Bainbridge aluminum, metal and wood frames that can accommodate paintings of all sizes. Other online art supply stores also offer the Nielsen frames, but Dick Blick seems to give you far greater choices. These frames are sold as "frame sections". For one size, you receive 2 sections of the same length, so when you place your order, you order one for the length and one for the height. When you receive your order, four pieces plus the hardware that allows you to construct and hang it will arrive. You will need a piece of picture wire to string from one side of the hanger hardware to the other.

I am fond of the Florentine Grey style 11, but there are other style and color choices to suite the buyer.

Other online stores that carry Nielsen are: MisterArt, American Frame,, etc. You could also order parts from your local frame store, which would give you the opportunity to see some of the frames in person.

Plexi Glas can be purchased from your local hardware stores, from glass suppliers (like Maryland Glass) and from plastic stores (like Annapolis Maritime Plastics). You can have the glass or plastics folk cut it to size, but some of the hardware stores will not. However, Plexi Glas is very simple to cut by scoring it carefully with a utility knife, going back one or two more times with more pressure and then snapping it at the cut.

If you have purchased a piece that does not have a mat it is because I like to “float” larger works on top of mat board (also available from Dick Blick or any framer). I make hinges from linen tape to hold them in place before placing them in the frame.

Here is a you tube video to show you how put the metal frame together.


22"x30" painting