August 18th, 2015
Sometimes I am moved to paint certain images by some unforeseen force. I suppose this happens to many artists. The muse moves them. The ability to link my page through a Facebook group had nothing to do with my muse. I knew this was the perfect group to market my painting, Mermaid with Junonia. I was just hoping to drum up some orders for prints, the original sold within days! I've been a member for a week, sold my first 2 prints and an original, I am a happy member, I feel this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
August 12th, 2015
I get very excited by painting competitions. Butterflies gather in my stomache a couple of days prior to the event. It's a good excited, mind you, as I gather up my supplies. I check paints, see what I'm missing. I go thru supplies, double checking to see all is in order . If you don't have it all , once you set up, there's no time to go back. This time it's a beautiful pre dawn as I head south to Ocean City MD . I had registered for their Plein air Quickdraw. You are given 2 hours to complete a work done outside. It was sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City. I'm thrilled to tell you this painting won 3rd place and sold within 5 minutes! I'm offering prints on fineartamerica. The piece is titled Red Umbrellas. The weather was gorgeous, a little windy, It was fun to paint with my toes in the sand! I'll look forward to that same queasy feeling next time! Get out and paint ! Maggii