Oil painting of people playing in a fountain

Wade Away
24 x 24 in.
Oil on linen
Available through the artist

Wade Away was started plein air on location in Charleston, South Carolina, but went through a couple of iterations on the canvas before arriving on this one. One of the aspects of painting on location I love is the ability to really observe and soak in what is special about the scene. Here it was the joy of youngsters playing in the fountain, a permitted activity. My two sketches below this painting had a wider view. Focusing more closely on the joy of those splashing youths made all the difference.

My paintings are about capturing life in oils. I want you to feel what it’s like to be there witnessing the scene unfold.

I am a Signature member of American Women Artists, Women Artists of the West, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

In September, I’ll be participating in two fine art festivals on the East Coast:

Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival in Reston VA – Sept. 10-12
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show in Philadelphia PA – Sept. 17-19

More info about those events and other exhibits can be found on my Events page.

My studio is in a wonderful space I share with fellow artists in Great Falls, Virginia, at 756 Walker Road. Come visit by appointment or during regular open hours on Wednesdays, noon to 4pm; Saturdays, 10am to 2pm and First Friday Art Walks, 6-8pm most of the year. Send me an email about your plans to visit to make sure I’ll be in. I’d love to see you!

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