Black Friday at the Workhouse

Spend your Black Friday at the Workhouse Arts Center in Building W-9 from 10am to 7pm. We will have live dulcimer music in the afternoon. The museum will be open all day, too. We will have small works and ornaments, plus snacks and hot cider.


Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art

From the Vienna Arts Society webpage: Juror Deborah Ellis will select 150 – 200 original works of art, and hundreds of bin pieces will be for sale.  Over $1,700 in cash and merchandise will be awarded on Friday, November 21.  On Saturday, November 22, the Difficult Run String Band will perform.

Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street
Vienna, Virginia 22180

Friday, November 21, 2014 10:00am–9:00pm
Awards Reception: Friday, November 21, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:00pm–4:00pm

 I have one painting juried into this highly selective exhibit:
Poppies on Black 
soft pastel on black Canson


Two Umbrellas Passing, Times Square

Sometimes when you're stuck in Times Square in a surprise deluge, harboring beneath construction platforms with the crowds, the liveliness of the night, water, and reflections provide great material for a camera hungry for color.

With many of the sidewalks cleared, only the wise carrying umbrellas ventured into the street, passing each other, not aware they would be memorialized by photo and pastel.

Two Umbrellas Passing, Times Square
soft pastel


Alan Flattmann Workshop with the Pastel Society of Virginia

Over the weekend, I arranged and attended an Alan Flattmann workshop with the Pastel Society of Virginia. It was fun changing up underpaintings on sanded paper using workable fixative and charcoal instead of watercolor, which I often use.

My paintings are on the far right: Times Square after a rain and a Curacao village on a cliff over the Caribbean Sea, both requiring a bit more work, plus there's a third behind them of a Curacao inland house, which needs a lot more work. The brilliant one of Times Square will appear in our Building 9 Featured Artist Group Exhibit, "Festive Lights," at the Workhouse during December and January.