Frog Hollow Farm
I had a great weekend from start to finish and I’d like to share a little piece of it with you because it has to do with art. A friend and (art) student of mine had a neat little art thing at her house this past Saturday. She lives on a 33 acre farm called Frog Hollow Farm and she has a beautiful home! She invited artists to come out on her land to paint for the day. The weather wasn’t the best and hindered some from coming – but not those of us who are hard core :)! I love love love doing stuff like this. I was so glad Dawn decided to host it. She took great care of us with wonderful hot tea, hot coco, and coffee. She even came out and reheated mine for me :)! I did have a little problem with whatever I was drinking though – I kept rinsing my watercolor brush out in my drink and then I would forget and drink from it (until Dawn was kind enough to bring a little stool for me to set my coffee on – thanks Dawn)!
Grady and I are leaving this weekend for a little fall painting/fishing trip to North Carolina to the Biltmore house, so this weekend was good practice to use my travel painting supplies and see if I was bundling up enough for the cooler weather. I got these great gloves that have the fingers cut out so I can paint and still keep my hands fairly warm. I think I finally have some great travel painting supplies. It’s taken me a while to get them just right. I’ve tried out several different palettes, tables, and chairs but what I’ve got now works perfect for the job. I got this great little light table that worked really well Saturday – it gave me just the right amount of table top room and my water container hanging to the side worked perfectly. I also ordered a new little travel palette that I LOVE. It’s just like my regular one but smaller. If you look close you can see that in some of the pans (the little plastic things the paint goes in) I’ve put 2-3 colors.
I only completed one sketch because of the frequent warm-up breaks I took. I hope Dawn has us out again – I had a great day of painting with other artists – even if it was cold and windy.
You are too adorable. I LOVE the painting of the barn with my Kawasaki mule parked under. Again you put a smile on my face!
I look forward to scheduling another time to paint, and maybe get to join in if it’s on a Sunday afternoon. As I mentioned you are the “queen of miniature” your travel equiptment is perfect.
Have a blast in NC, I wish I were going I love that part of the country. Look forward to your next post.
Call me and visit the gallery when you get back!
I’m glad you like the painting Dawn! Can’t wait until you schedule another one and I can’t wait to visit the gallery!
Love your sketch, Sandi! I had to laugh about drinking from the cup that you’d rinsed your brushes in. LOL I do that all of the time! Might I ask what type/where you got your shoes? I love them! I want a pair of them! You look quite cute in your painting togs too. Hope you and your husband have a great weekend at Biltmore Mansion. Looking forward to seeing what you turn out from your visit!
Thank you Sherry! I don’t know why my brush is attracted to liquid but I do that a lot too if I have a drink sitting some where close. My shoes are Uggs – I LOVE them! I’ve had them for YEARS. They are really getting worn out but I can’t find another pair of Uggs I like as much as these. They are super sonic warm too!