My artful weekend

Peacock © Kim T. Richards 2014

Peacock © Kim T. Richards 2014

What a fun and art filled weekend I've had! It began on Friday night with the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts open house. This is an exciting new addition to the thriving Leesburg First Friday event. The office building at 199 Liberty Street is for sale, and has been made available to FOLPA as a pop up gallery for local artists to exhibit and talk about their work. I had a lovely time and met lots of interesting art enthusiasts. My Peacock painting drew a lot of attention, and I was glad to have had an opportunity to show it again. It was a lovely evening and I hope to be able to do something like this again soon.

Mixed media still life work in progress. ©Kim T. Richards

Mixed media still life work in progress. ©Kim T. Richards

On Saturday, I went to a painting workshop with Linda Hendrickson.  Over the course of a few hours, I began 3 different new paintings, and tried something new with this one. I have been flirting with the idea of working with mixed media, and this week I finally took the plunge. My fingers are stuck together, there are bits of paper and fabric all over the studio, and I think this is the beginning of a new love. I've already contacted my sister in law to beg for her sewing scraps, and have inspected every piece of paper headed for the recycling bin.

On Sunday, I delivered this painting along with a few others to Art at the Mill. I was a volunteer for the check in, so I got a preview of some of the work that will be exhibited at the show. It is sure to be a lovely show. If you are in Loudoun County between April 23rd and May 8th, I hope you will attend - its sure to be a fun event.

So now it is the start of a new week, and time to get back to my work in the studio. I have a new bootcamp mini to work on, and its going to be lots of fun. A number of paintings are awaiting my attention, and I've got a newsletter to write. So I will leave you here with the hope you are enjoying the springtime and getting out to see lots of art!

Happy painting!