Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Inspiration: Links & Artomatic


Happy Friday and best wishes for time well spent during the weekend. The clouds and thunderstorms are slated to go away today, and I am hopeful the weatherman is correct here as I am planning on going strawberry picking tomorrow along with visiting the farm where we will be receiving our CSA veggies this summer. I am planning on using this opportunity of traveling west on I-66 as a means of scoping out spots to do some plein air painting in the upcoming weeks.

Here are some blog links from this week I want to share with you:

} Making the Mark had a good one on 10 tips for working en plein air

} a beautiful blog I found via the Dear Ada blog

Artomatic 2009 is up and running here in DC. There are 8 floors of art on display and 9 floors total dedicated to the visual and performing arts. Lenny Campello wrote this about Artomatic and his opinion of taking in Artomatic: “I got tired going down from Level 9, but there was so much on Level 2 that was good, that I'd recommend that one does not overlook that floor .”

Therefore I am starting with some artists on Level 2:

Mary Bowen Chiu – she has some beautiful monotypes, all inspired by Ezekiel 17:8 “He transplanted it to good soil by abundant waters, that it might bring forth branches, and bear fruit, and become a noble vine.”

Samuel Scharf – he completed a cool installation piece

Geoff Ault – his photographic images are exception, unfortunately he does not have a website to link to, so if you can be sure to visit his wall.

Susan La Mont – her expressive paintings evoke a sense of emotion and depth. Lenny wrote this about her.

That is all for this Friday, have a wonderful weekend, Liz


Lenny said...

Tks for the shout out... BTW it is Campello not Compello... :-)

Warm regards


eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Lenny, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I have corrected the spelling of your name, sorry about that. Liz