Next weekend is the annual Artists' Studio & Gallery Tour in Rappahannock County, Virginia where I live. My studio is not on the tour this year but I am excited to report that my work will be represented in the River District Arts' Confluent Gallery which is one of the stops on the tour (and where I am an associate artist member). I submitted two paintings for consideration by the jury. They asked me to bring both--one a floral and the other the dog painting shown below:
Titled "Home Alone", the painting depicts a rather forlorn Boxer wondering where his humans have gone. I often think about what our dogs must think when we leave them alone for hours at a time and if they really do get to wondering if we're ever coming back. This painting is based (with permission) on a friend's photo of his "best friend" dog from his teenage years. It is done in watercolor and is 15 x 22 (or as we watercolorists say, a half sheet).
It painting will be on display at the Confluent Gallery from November 5, 2011 through December 5, 2011 and will be for sale there. If you happen to be in Sperryville, VA during that time stop at River District Arts and see it in person!
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