Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Just Add Water" Colored Pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord

"Just Add Water"  12" X 16" Colored Pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord

I finished this piece in April just in time for the fine art fundraiser I Co-chaired again this year, "Artful Healing" which benefited World Pediatric Project, at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond.  

The reference was taken on my 2012 trip to Provence and the lovely hill top village of Bonnieux, France.  On one of the side streets was a cute little shop with art and other crafts and outside on their terrace was this lovely little gathering of watering cans.  Perfectly arranged, although I did move the bluest one on the right over a little. The snail shells are to remind of the snail paintings seen in that gallery as well as the great escargot on the menu in town!  I can taste the garlic butter.......Mmmmmm.

My local art association - Bon Air Artists, has put on fundraising art sales for over 23 years, which have always benefited a local charity.  I have co-chaired 5 of them in the last 6 years.  A very time consuming activity which unfortunately takes much time away from painting in CP.  This was my last year to co-chair the event, as I have made a commitment to producing many new finished works for my upcoming One Woman show at Uptown Gallery here in Richmond, Nov. & Dec.  Stay tuned.....

Much more fun news to come, as I hold a secret adventure in the works.  Keep drawing and enjoy this wonderful Spring!  

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