I’ve just put the finishing touches on the painting for the large
print, and I’m really excited to show you the finished version.
Those of you who read my newsletters every week will have seen the progression
of this piece from start to finish.
Carry Me Back, the large print for the Williamsburg convention,
features a colonial era plantation home, characteristic of the Chesapeake
Bay, and the unusual tidal mill that sits at the edge of the property.This
large convention print will cost $200 and is available to everyone (you
do not need to attend the convention to purchase it). The edition size
will be determined by the number of orders received by the close of
the convention on September 23rd and the print will be shipped four
I’m also pleased to show you the painting for the
small convention print, which depicts a shop-lined street in Colonial
The small convention print: A Colonial Williamsburg street scene.
This print, $70.00, is available to those ticket holders who attend
the convention in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 22-23.
For convention ticket information, call your Moss
dealers or (800) 430-1320.
My daughter Patty flew down to St. Petersburg, Florida,
to be with me on the Fourth of July and to drive back to Virginia with
me, just in time for my Barn
Show and Museum Open House. Patty is excited about the two prints
that will be released at the Museum this weekend. Both feature Sherando
Lake and bring her fond memories of her summers growing up in Waynesboro.
On the Fourth, we watched the fireworks over the Bay from my studio
Sherando Lake Memories and Summer at Sherando will be released
this weekend, July 7-9, during Pat's appearance at the P. Buckley Moss
Museum. For more information, please call (800) 343-8643.
Since I’ve been in Florida, the P.
Buckley Moss Museum has hosted a two-week long preschool program
(two sessions), which was sponsored by the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. The theme
was “M & M’s and Me,” with a focus on four different
artists whose last names start with the letter “M.” Monday’s
artist was Mondrian, Tuesday’s was Matisse, Wednesday’s
was Monet, and Thursday’s was Moss—me! Friday was an extra
special day, which recapped everything and emphasized the individual
child, the “Me” of the theme. Thirty-six children attended
the two sessions and participated in art activities ranging from drawings
and paintings to sculptures and cats. Some of those children had learning
Leslie Allen teaches preschool children in a two week program sponsored
by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education and held
at the P. Buckley Moss Museum.
I’m so grateful to the Museum and the Foundation
for making it possible to provide fun learning opportunities to little
ones. Who knows? One of these children could grow up to be a future
Master. It’s so important to encourage and help children to find
their special niche in life.
’Til next week…