The Frederick County Art Association will open its Member Exhibit with a reception this Saturday, January 4th from 3 to 5 pm at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll Street in Frederick, Maryland. I have entered two works into the exhibit, “Young Dancer” and “Bridge at Argenteuil” after Monet. I hope to see many of my friends and family at the reception. It is also First Saturday in downtown Frederick which offers many activities to be enjoyed all over town, not to mention great restaurants and shopping. So bundle up, come out and enjoy the town as well as great art during the opening of several new exhibits at the Delaplaine.
On Tuesday, January 7th I will be putting the finishing touches on my copy of Vincent van Gogh “Roses” at the National Gallery of Art. I’m also very excited to see for the first time the NGA’s newest acquisition of van Gogh’s painting “Green Wheat Fields, Auvers,” which has not been seen publicly since 1966 and was painted months before the artist’s death in 1890. It hangs right next to “Roses” in gallery #83 so I will be able to admire it all day long.
On Tuesday, January 21st I will begin work on Paul Cezanne’s “Landscape near Paris” in the Impressionist gallery. This masterpiece is a bit different from the ones I’ve previously copied. It is a very loose oil painting done in thin washes almost like a watercolor. It will be a new challenge for me. I will keep you posted on the progress.