Sunday, August 12, 2012

Say Cheese - Demo from Second Saturday Art Walk

Say Cheese
9 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel

I had a great time at the Second Saturday Art walk at Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.  I was fortunate to be able to do a painting demonstration so I chose this fun piece.  When taking source photos in downtown DC I like to take pictures of people taking pictures.  The poses and contortions of the photographers are priceless.  I loved this little girl posing for her dad.  

This is the beginning of the demo and, yes, I am wearing my "Artists Helping Artists" apron.  AHA is hosted by Leslie Saeta who offers a wealth of information for artists.  It is an invaluable resource for any artist or anyone interested in artwork.

I was so happy to see many familiar faces and meet so many new friends that walked the galleries.  Lorton Workhouse Arts Center is such a great historic site to visit.  The history is fascinating and the artwork is varied and magnificent!  And on second saturday's they serve lots of food!  

Here is a close up of my progress.  It was fun to see this little painting come to life and see the delight on everyone's face as I added colors and discussed the why's and what's of my process.  

I am nearing the end of a perfect evening...and this is where I found out I won first place in the People's Choice awards!  The painting that won is titled "Barefoot Ballerina" and can be seen if you click the link.  

It was a fabulous evening full of friends, fun, food and, of course, my demo!  I can't wait to do it again!


  1. Congratulations Maria!! A well deserved award for Barefoot Ballerina! It's great to see you in the photos painting Say Cheese. What a fun time you must have had.

  2. Well aren't you just the Bee's Knees! Hugs and congratulations! I also love taking photos of people taking photos - but haven't been brave enough to paint them. You will be my inspiration! Keep going! I hope you passed out a lot of business cards!

  3. Looks like a really cool event. congrats on the award. Keep on painting, you are doing great.

  4. Looks like afun weekend. Great job! Congrats on your award.

  5. Wonderful! Congratulations! Looks like a fun evening and great exposure. I like the second picture where you're painting and we can see your paintings on the wall behind you! Boy Girl! You are working that business plan, you continue to inspire.


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