JANN POLLARD and ANNE-MARIE STEELE will be demonstration painting at the 31st Lake Wylie Home & Garden Tour, sponsored by the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event on Saturday, April 29 features six homes in the River Hills and Allison Creek areas, with artist Cynthia Howell and other local artists painting … Continue reading Lake Wylie’s Home & Garden Tour
I am quite honored to announce I won FIRST prize in watercolor in the Daughters of the American Revolution competition with my painting, 'This Old House'. Every year the DAR holds an American Heritage national contest for its members. An additional requirement to entering the painting was a one-page document explaining how your art submission … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution
This image is part of a new painting series titled 'Vines & Wine' that I have started. While exploring the theme, I have discovered I have lots of possible inspiration from the many photos I have taken over the years which include California, France, and Italy. Vino Nobile is an old winery in the heart of Montepulciano … Continue reading ‘Vines & Wine’ Series
While driving on a backroad in Chianti, Italy, the vistas were breathtaking in all directions. This scene was somewhere between Siena and Panzano, a village in the hilltops above Florence. Driving off the beaten path is the best way to see Tuscany!
This post shows the completed framed painting, Normandy Cottage Wall. The progress steps were shown in a post earlier.
This painting was painted plein-air after hiking to the top of the historical village of Cortona, Italy. It illustrates the technique of painting watercolor on a specially formulated canvas that accepts watercolor. After varnishing it for protection, the painting can be framed without glass and mat.