Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Commission information on the right)

Something brand new: I will have a limited online store on Square. Right now, it's limited to canvas prints of the blowfish and crabs, and my "Got Fries" t-shirt. If you wish to check it out, the link is:

The first Sunday each month, 
through November 7, 2021;
December's First Sunday is the Chocolate Binge Festival. 
First Sunday Arts Festival
Outside in Downtown Annapolis - 
(West Street from St. Anne's Church, 1st and 2nd blocks north)

You can view First Sunday Arts Festival's latest news on Facebook at:

November 21 and 22, 2021*

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
The Byzantium at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
2727 Riva Road
Annapolis, Maryland

Think about the scent of delicious Greek food, arts and crafts, and avoiding the crowds of the mall. Annapolitans already know this is a great place to find those special gifts and edible Greek goodies. I'm not of Greek heritage, but this always brings me back to my years on Crete where I enjoyed the company of the warmest, welcoming people one could ever hope to meet. 

December 4, 2021, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canceled  - Holiday Mart
Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood

Sadly, on October 19, 2021, I was notified this event has been cancelled due to the concern of COVID since this is an indoor event that gathers large crowds.

December 5, 2021, 12 pm - 5 pm
Chocolate Binge Festival, Downtown Annapolis
Location: North of Church Circle (St. Anne's)

During the holiday season, Annapolis transforms into sparkling magic. Imagine adding  all the different types of chocolate to eat, drink, savor, smell to transport you to the happiest of places. Mix in a few arts and crafts vendors mixed in (like me), ready with one-of-a-kind gifts for your special someones – what could be better? It's truly my happy place and it could be yours, too! Make sure to include time to visit our award-winning restaurants and our festival downtown Annapolis.

Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Trish Doty, an Annapolis-area watercolor artist. I enjoy painting both en plein air (on location) and in my studio. I have participated in several plein air competitions and in both national and international exhibits and many of my paintings live beyond our borders. 
My artwork spans all sorts of subjects with many being familiar scenes from our beloved DelMarVa. As the wife of a veteran, I also like to sprinkle paintings devoted to oversea areas where I've been lucky to live and visit. 
I also enjoy creating special works for my folk. While most of these are usually paintings of beloved homes, I have also done a great variety of other works. If you are thinking about having a piece of artwork done for yourself or to give as a gift, I would love to help you by creating a personal work. 

Framing Information - American Frame (my current favorite) and Dick Blick have 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 these two seem 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. They will also provide the right size mat and the Plexi Glass (I recommend you get an acid free mat to protect your work).

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 include MisterArt and, 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: