Christmas Cards

 

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It has been a lovely week for small paintings – mostly card sized. If you would one of my original hand painted Christmas cards, please send your address to Lucy@artlover.com (if I already have your address, just send a holiday note).

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That Empty Space

There is a hole in my heart where the school tent should have been. There is so much beautiful child art waiting to be shown. Parents, grandparents, if you are your child’s earliest and possibly only suporters, make the most of that refrigerator gallery. These beautiful creations deserve that their inspirations be appreciated.

However, alongside that, it was a stimulating environment for a loose sketch in watercolor to restore my connections to the ultimate creator.

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I did see some marvelous work by students around Citrus County and many professional artists.

You will want to stop in the restored Valerie Theater to see Rebecca Pujals-Jones backlit Bodies of Water photo art exhibit upstairs, and also visit her website: photographybyRebecca.com

My favorite professional painter today is Barbara Batchelder of Summerfield who painted a boat on the water that rises gently on nearly imperceptable swells “Waiting” for me to raise the funds to buy it. 1509824989929-1281433959

New Saturday Sketch and Paint Classes!

Starting next Saturday, November 11, I will be teaching Sketch and Paint to all ages 6 and up at the Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City.

Sketch and Paint Classes for ages 6 and up on Saturday afternoons 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. for $15 per student or family discount $10 per sibling.

Learn how to make a pencil sketch by drawing what you see, then add watercolors for a completed painting. Materials provided.

Lucy Lowry is an experienced art teacher of children K-12 and adults of all ages, having earned her BAAS from UT Tyler plus an AA and AAS in Arts and Multimedia/Graphic Design from Navarro College. You can view her watercolor art and blog online at VisualFling.com

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8219 Orange Ave. Floral City, FL 34436
www.flartistsgallery.com  

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Lisa Rachel Horlander’s Trip to Togo

Lisa Rachel Horlander is going to Togo, Africa with Sight.org to write a children’s book — if we can help her raise the funds through sales of her art. Because she is a fellow alumni from the University Texas at Tyler I have had the privileged to know how tremendously creative and talented she is actually. Please visit her website to see the art and art embellished products she is selling to fund her trip:  https://lisarachelhorlander.com/2017/07/22/i-need-your-help/

 

 

Another Great Day of Art Camp

Middle school art camp made sculptures today. We had a terrific time, especially when they were telling outrageous back-stories about how their created characters acquired their interesting abnormalities.

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“Expecting perfect clay sculptures on the first day is incredibly inconsiderate of the artists who have spent 40 years learning how to master the art.”

Dancing dudes.

 

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Making plastic casts of their hands was fun.

 

And the “stick figure guy” has not stopped to do his summer reading.  He went out for a Nerf gun fight which turned into a high speed bicycle chase.  He loved spending time with his Art Camp buddies this summer!

 

Postcards from Maine on Display in August

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I am showing my postcard paintings and other watercolors from nature at the Lakes Region Library of Inverness, Florida for the month of August. This show has many plein aire pieces from our summer visit to family in Maine.

Some of the paintings were sent to Florida friends and borrowed back for the show.

Anyone wishing to paint with me can join a “Postcards from Florida” free mini class outside the library from 9 to 10 am on Saturdays during August.

Mini Plein Aire Projects

Here are some of the paintings from my portable watercolor kit while on vacation in Maine.  Come by the Lakes Region Library (Inverness,  Florida) on Saturday mornings in August 9 am to 10 to paint your own “Postcard from Florida”.

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Tennyson’s Brook

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by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

By thirty hills I hurry down,
Or slip between the ridges,
By twenty thorpes, a little town,
And half a hundred bridges.

Till last by Philip’s farm I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.

With many a curve my banks I fret
By many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
With willow-weed and mallow.

I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I wind about, and in and out,
With here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there a grayling,

And here and there a foamy flake
Upon me, as I travel
With many a silvery waterbreak
Above the golden gravel,

And draw them all along, and flow
To join the brimming river
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I steal by lawns and grassy plots,
I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
Among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeam dance
Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
I loiter round my cresses;

And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

 

[There is a nice line by line exposition of this poem by a blogger named Pranay Aggarwal http://budsnflowers.blogspot.com/2012/06/explanation-of-each-line-of-poem-brook.html?m=1