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Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Work: "Afternoon at the Monastery"

This beautiful plein air painting was created on the front lawn of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. Charles and I spent an afternoon there a while back with another artist friend. They both painted the afternoon sun striking the sanctuary's bright white facade, I sat in the shade with a book. It was a lovely and relaxing day.

"Afternoon at the Monastery"   20 x 16   oil on canvas

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a community of cloistered Trappist monks established in 1944. The main buildings were built in the 1950s by the monks themselves. They even created the stained glass windows. In accordance with their religious orders, they support themselves by the work of their own hands, selling honey (from their own bees), baked goods, rosaries, books and other treasures in their gift shop. They have an extensive selection of bonsai and bonsai supplies. The monks also offer spiritual retreats for groups and individuals. You can visit the monastery's website for more information.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Atlanta Fine Arts League Members Exhibition

AFAL members 2012 (thanks the Kristine Havens for the photo)

The members of the Atlanta Fine Arts League came together once again to create a wonderful exhibition of paintings and drawings. Charles has 2 pieces included: "Duet Modena" an oil-on-canvas still life, and "Dreadlocks" a lovely charcoal figure study.

Some photos from the opening reception can be seen on Charles' Facebook page.

The exhibition is hosted by the Roswell Visual Arts Center in Roswell GA, and will hang until September 28, 2012.

Atlanta Fine Arts League
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