Ocean Sunset Mural at Lost Rhino Retreat in Ashburn, VA

If you’re ever in the Brambleton area of Ashburn, check out the Lost Rhino Retreat restaurant! I’m currently working on a few mural paintings there, including one that I began today of an ocean sunset scene, with a rhino walking along the sand. Here is a photo of it partially completed, with the sky mostly painted in. After the sky is done, I’ll be painting the waves, rhino and sand. Stay tuned for the finished painting soon!

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Lost Rhino Mural in Progress

Fine Art Exhibit – May 19th – Ashburn, VA

This evening from 6-8pm is my Fine Art Exhibit here in Ashburn. It is free to attend and open to the public! Located at The Barn at One Loudoun, there will be live music from Eli Lev, a fashion show from Boho Nation, and food/drinks, with 10 original paintings & drawings on display and available for purchase. Come on out for a good time!

The Club at One Loudoun Painting Progress

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Getting close to finishing this painting! After the paint for the trees dries up (still need to finish the trees on the left-hand side), I’ll add in the foliage. This painting will be a part of the One Loudoun Spring Fine Art Exhibit on May 19th in Ashburn. Painted on Green Artist Canvas.

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The Club at One Loudoun Painting Progress

 

Drawing of Shoes Cup and Cork in Leesburg

The Shoes Cup and Cork restaurant on King Street in downtown Leesburg, Virginia, is one of those small, yet iconic places that is cute, artsy, charming, bustling, and with great food and drinks. With a history as a shoe repair store (hence the name “Shoes”), it maintains its historic charm and has visually pleasing indoor and outdoor seating!

Yesterday morning I sketched this ink drawing of the outside facade of Shoes (available for purchase as a print here).

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Show Cup and Cork Drawing

 

Work in Progress – The Club at One Loudoun

This is a work in progress of an oil painting depicting The Club at One Loudoun, for part of the One Loudoun Spring Fine Art Exhibit on May 19th, here in Ashburn, Virginia. This one is painted on 16″ x 24″ organic cotton canvas. The clubhouse is a great gathering place for residents, what with it’s striking architecture, gorgeous pool, indoor basketball court and beautiful views of nature from the upper level balcony!

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Work in Progress The Club at One Loudoun

Virginia is for Lovers

One of my favorite things about Virginia is the state slogan – Virginia is for Lovers! That is a nice slogan if I’ve ever heard one. This is an oil painting on primed organic cotton canvas cloth, measuring 5.75″ x 7″ and ready to hang with a string attached to the top! If you would like this artwork, just submit the form at the bottom of this post by Tuesday. Thanks!

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Virginia is for Lovers – On Organic Cotton Cloth measuring 5.75″ x 7″ – Ready to Hang

Submit this form by Tuesday to purchase this artwork – you decide what to pay! Payments can be made via PayPal (no account necessary) and can wait until after you receive the artwork in the mail.

When a Friend Moves Away

Last week I was contacted by a very nice woman here in Ashburn, whose son’s friend was moving away, and they wanted to give him a special keepsake as a going-away gift. Her son and his friend both play hockey and lacrosse together, so she came up with the idea of a painting that said “Go Through Life with Goals” and which would incorporate hockey, lacrosse, his favorite hockey team colors and logo (The Chicago Blackhawks) and the logo of the local hockey team they play on (Ashburn Selects).

What a cool idea! This was not my typical commission, but it was a joy to make and reminded me of my childhood, when I aspired to be a professional sports player and enjoyed playing sports with my neighborhood friends.