Hello to the kids walking by that I chatted with. You asked me what I was doing sitting across from the Takoma Park DC Library way up on a steep hill. I had just started my sketch but I mentioned I would post the final image when I was done. You walked by again and showed me that you had found my website on your phone and asked if that was really a photo of me on the about page. Very impressive that you took the time to find out! I hope you enjoy this sketch.
Last Monday I used the opportunity of the beautiful weather to go outside and do some sketching. I walk by this place all the time and love the whirligigs in the front lawn so I thought it would be fun to paint– and it was quite a challenge! I’m new to sitting and painting outside like this. I love how using a watercolor sketchbook helps me loosen up and explore new ways of painting. I think I’m hooked! By request, I’m now offering this painting as a note card or a matted print on my etsy shop: MichelleBaileyArt.etsy.com
Björne is helping me finish these Bee & Blossom cigar box paintings for Art Hop Takoma this weekend (April 29-30)! I’ll be exhibiting at Roscoe’s Pizzeria along with Marcelle Fozard (Painting) and Mary Ann Lipovsky (Painting). Our reception is Sunday from 3-5 pm. Please stop by!
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Google Street View #4
4″x6″, Watercolor & Ink
You can view the Google street view that I reference for the painting here. I just submitted the photo so hopefully it will show up there soon. Check out the other March Virtual Paintout Paintings.
“On International Women’s Day, I could not think of a better way to celebrate then by dedicating our first TPSS Co-op blog to some amazing and innovative women and artists, and proudly sharing the stories of their creations and products found in our Wellness Department.” Read full post here
Denise Cumor & Jane Batt – TPSS Co-op – March 8 2017
Submitted a smidge too late, but here it is anyway.
“12th & Porter”
3.5″x5″, Ink & Watercolor
You can view the Google street view that I reference for the painting here.
Be sure to check out the February Virtual Paintout Paintings.
I’m pleased to announce that our local TPSS CO-OP is now carrying 11 of my artist note cards printed from my original paintings! These 5” x 7” cards are professionally printed on high quality card stock with archival ink. Blank inside. Envelopes included.
Each card is individually signed and wrapped in a clear protective cello bag. Give as a gift or send to someone special. Four of the cards feature Takoma Park inspired paintings.
If you are a cat lover you will love the blog Cats in Gardens. Read the blog post about “Sunset Kitty” here.
Tomorrow! Find unique art gifts – Come on by the Takoma Park Holiday Art Show and Sale. I’ll be one of about 30 vendors with my paintings, prints and notecards, many of which feature Takoma Park people and places. TKPK cmmty ctr 10a-4p – Book sale and food options too! Hope to see you there!
I’m looking forward to participating again this year at this fabulous event at the TKPK community center. I have several new original paintings for sale as well as block mounted prints, matted prints and note cards of all of my paintings –I’m up to 35 paintings now! I am going to be giving some of the items away as a benefit for #StandWithStandingRock and I’ll also have a drawing for a free print. Stop by my table for details. Come by and pick out an artful gift for a loved one or for yourself. Be sure to follow the link below for more details, images and links to the other amazing participating artists!