by Rachelle Siegrist
It’s been a very productive week here at our studio in the Smokies! Happily, we’re seeing signs of Spring, with days growing longer, flowers appearing, birds singing and bees occasionally zipping through the air! Needless to say, that brings me much joy with anticipation of warmer days ahead! We’ve enjoyed spending time with friends in the evenings, with a BBQ supper on the screen porch, dinner parties, playing Mexican Train dominoes and more!
While we’ve been busily painting, a couple of shows featuring our work have opened, with one being the Miniature Show and Sale at beautiful Collectors Covey in Dallas, TX. I’m delighted to say that both of my Longhorn paintings sold during the drawing this past Friday evening!
Exquisite Miniatures can be seen at the lovely Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, located in Bonita Springs, FL, now through April 29th. If you are in the area or planning a visit this next month, this is a great opportunity to see over 60 of our miniature paintings in person! The paintings on display are available for purchase and will be sent to the collector at the closing of the show at each venue.
We also have several of our miniature paintings available for purchase at the Steamboat Art Museum located in Steamboat Springs, CO. Our paintings are featured in their 10th Anniversary Exhibition, so if you’re in the area now through April 8th, plan a visit to this beautiful museum! Other shows will be opening soon and I will be sharing more info about them as the time draws near!
~ Fresh off the Easels ~
I recently finished my painting of a Red-eared Slider, which I photographed during our trip to Texas last August for the annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition. While walking on a boardwalk, I happened to spot this precious little turtle completely surrounded by duck weed, happily resting and quite content in its sunny spot!
Wes is currently painting on a commission of a gorgeous location in the Virgin Islands! Every time I look at it, I love imagining that I too am happily sitting on that warm, sunny beach! We thought it would be fun showing just how small these two relaxed collectors are compared to his tiniest brush!
I’m also currently working on several paintings, three of which are commissions. This is my latest dog commission which I’ve just started, featuring an adorable group of precious furry friends, and as you can imagine, I am most excited about painting this one!
There’s still time to sign up for this amazing opportunity to take a workshop from us, as well as several other artist during this exciting week at TexArt! To experience what went on during our week there visit my blog TexArt 2016 . . . For more info on the workshop visit TexArt 2017
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Until next time . . .