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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Watercolors

Just thought I'd show you all some of the new watercolors I've been working on so far this year. Trying to make Tuesday my "Painting Day" where I set aside the day for painting. As you can see, today is Tuesday and I'm stalling -- posting these past works. I did a drawing this morning that I now need to work on and I'm just mulling it over before I put brush to paper.

This one was done while sitting on a hillside at Abbott's Mill on a warm day in January. I can't wait for the weather to be warm enough (it's getting there) for me to go back and do some more paintings of the other buildings at this nature center near our home.

These next two were painted from our photographs.

This was a scene we encountered after climbing to the highest point in the very white city of Ostuni, in Puglia. We spent a few days there when we lived in Vietri on the Amalfi Coast.

We encountered this crusty old gate in the mountains around Chianchetella, near Benevento, where my great-grandfather Pellegrino Fabrizio was born and some distant cousins still live.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mispillion Art League's Print, Photography & Student Show

We had a great time at the Mispillion Art League's show this past Friday evening, March 7, here in our hometown of Milford, Delaware. The weather was wet and rainy but it didn't stop the folks from coming out to see what we had on exhibit and the place was packed with guests from 5pm to 8pm that evening. The MAL members all worked hard to make this a successful event and the teamwork showed. The rooms looked lovely with over 100 pieces of art on the newly installed picture moulding and lighting system that really showed it off beautifully. This is a terrific group of people and Bob and I are delighted to have found them. We are beginning to feel more a part of this community and especially this group of artists who welcomed us with open arms. I worked on the exhibit committee, helping to hang the show and Bob spent many hours helping put up the picture moulding and building the coat rack that came in handy the night of the show. Bob's photograph Carnevale, Acireale, Sicily was even featured in our local paper to promote the show! I'm also happy to report that I even sold a few of my prints so that was pretty exciting! The show will be up until the end of March. The gallery is located in the Governor Tharp building at 127 NW Front Street, in downtown Milford, on the corner of NW Front and Church Streets with parking in the back, Fridays from 4-6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm.

I borrowed this exterior shot of Mispillion's gallery from Downtown Milford Inc's blog

Our work, left and center, on one of the walls of the gallery on exhibit

The committee members scurrying to get ready to welcome guests. The food was delicious!

Here's Sharon Hepford, the Exhibition chairperson standing in the center of the gallery space before the guests arrived.

The First State Harmonettes (part of the Sweet Adelines) performed acapella for our guests