Tuesday, February 12, 2013

People's Choice Winner

Outstanding in His Field, acrylic, 24 x 48
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Very fun that this piece won first place on Second Saturday at The Workhouse in our February Workhouse Associate Artists exhibit. He looks inscrutable--in a farmer in the dell sort of way.
One lady said he was really impressive, but she wasn't sure she'd want him looking at her from the wall of her living room. I guess the bedroom's out, too.
She made me laugh! I don't really think of ostriches as the warm and fuzzy type, so that's okay.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Transferring the image to the block

I had a terrific time demonstrating relief printmaking to Ed King's painting class at the Fredericksburg campus of Germanna Community College. The students asked interesting questions and were attentive to the enthusiastic ramblings of an old lady. I think I might get to go back to demonstrate for some of his other classes--I hope so.

If you'd have told me even ten years ago that I would be standing (or sitting, as the case may be) in front of twenty people, talking and cutting a block print at the same time, I'd have said, "No way!" It's lovely to get old and wrinkly and begin to care less what people think. I've discovered the cure for the fear of talking in front of large groups! My job here is done.

Thanks for the pictures, Ed.