TALES FROM THE RHINE: Watercolor and the Quest for Inspiration

Strasbourg

Join MUSE: Artistic Design and VM Travel Adventures as we team up to bring you the trip of a lifetime!! “Tales From The Rhine” is a trip to Amsterdam, The Black Forest, and Alsace in a search for stories and inspiration that will inform our creative outlets for years to come! I will lead our group in a couple fun, laid back, beginner style watercolor classes through out the trip. We will take in Microbreweries, Vineyards, Fairy tale villages, Windmills, Tulip Fields, Ancient Castles, and a World War II Concentration Camp. If you are interesting in more details about this and other trips by VM Travel Adventures please visit their site at http://www.customwinetours.com!

Maddie Cakes

18x24 oil on exhibition canvas

18×24 oil on exhibition canvas

i just finished this piece that was commissioned by my brother of his youngest daughter Maddie, who I call Maddie Cakes. This painting will be hung with Keeley in his living room. Devon and his wife are so happy with it. I took this picture last summer and was so taken with it that I had planned to paint it no matter what. It really did turn out strong in oils.  It is very important  to me that I make sure the photo I work from for a portrait is just right. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, not every picture is meant to be a painting. Sometimes it is better to just frame that photo you love with some lovely matting and enjoy it that way. I hope that every investor gets a painting of mine that reflects well on me and what I do but also brings that person joy every time they see it.