How great it is to be at my home on the Chesapeake Bay! The sunshine
and the flowers are glorious, and the creek behind my house is calm
except for the ripples created by the lovely breeze.
Pat’s sunroom is her favorite room in her Mathews, Virginia,
home. Just outside the window, a beautiful pink azalea is in full bloom.
The show this past weekend at Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg,
Virginia, was wonderful, as always. Gallery owner Shirley Medlin and
her staff and friends have a wealth of experience and know all the right
touches to make a show special. We all had a great time.
A “Happy Mother’s Day” gift! Barbara & D.B.
Combs are the new owners of the original watercolor Cabin in the
This weekend I’ll be in Salem, Virginia, for a show
with the Countryside Gallery. Gallery owners Charles Barnitz and Martha
Doss and I will release Springtime in the Valley, which features
the Salem Museum and the Evans-Webber House. Mill Mountain and its famous
star appear in the background.
in the Valley will be released at Pat’s show with Countryside
Gallery in Salem, VA, May 18-19. For more information, call the gallery
After the show, I’ll hit the road and head to St.
Petersburg, Florida, for a couple weeks of concentrated painting time.
I have a number of important pieces I need to complete, and I’ve
been having too much fun in Virginia!
One piece I have managed to finish is the painting for the
large Convention print. This year’s Collectors'
Convention will be held at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference
Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, July 20-21. I’ve always wanted
to do a painting of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, so I’ve
taken this opportunity to do so. I love the architecture and the history
of the building. I spent hours listening to books on tape and painting
the countless bricks, but I’m very excited with the result. This
magnificent landmark is where both the Declaration of Independence
and the United States Constitution were signed by the founding
fathers of our country.
Independence Hall will be released as a special subscription print
at the time of the Pennsylvania Collectors' Convention. The edition
size will be determined by the number of orders received by July 21st.
The print retails for $200 (normal retail price is $350). You may place
your order with your dealer.
Since I’ll be traveling on my real birthday (May
20), my staff in Mathews, Virginia, held a special birthday lunch for
me. We feasted on sinfully delicious meatball subs and homemade apple
pie with crumb topping and vanilla ice cream, which is another reason
for me to go to St. Pete for a couple weeks—I need to get into
my walking routine again!
Pat and her staff in Mathews, Virginia, celebrate her birthday a
few days early and dressed up in Pat’s newest T-shirt
for the occasion.
’Til next week…
It’s prom time again! Here are a couple of pictures of my granddaughters
Kate and Sarah Donnelly at their prom.
L. to R., Will Price, Kate, Sarah, and Abram “Abie”
Sarah and Abie “hamming” it up. Do you think baseball
is important to them?
If you’re in Waynesboro, Virginia, be sure to stop
by the P. Buckley
Moss Museum and pick up a copy of Virginia Views Magazine.
The April/May issue has a wonderful feature article
about my art and me that I’m delighted with.