Even during the COVID-19 quarantine our artists are still creating new work: check it out below

Sue Zelko – Well I haven’t pushed a paintbrush with the exception of a 6 x 6 of a  monarch butterfly that I painted alongside my granddaughter when my son brought the kids to visit from Colorado in mid-March. After that I got sick with respiratory and sinus infections, thanks to the generosity of my husband. We’re both well now. I’ve watched three webinars by painters I admire. And I spent one whole week sewing masks to share with family and friends. I’ve sent a bunch to Fredericksburg where my daughter is an RN at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. She likes the ones with ties because elastic makes her ears sore after a full day in the mask. The design I finally settled on takes at least 30 minutes to make, not 5 like YouTube claims. Of course mine are a bit more complicated than JoAnns kits!  Lol

Ed Meanley – “Vineyard Town – Lot Valley Fr.” Is based on a photo I took during a 2016 painting workshop in France while traveling in the van. One out of ten of those quick photos out the window of a moving vehicle results in an image worth painting. This was one such worthy image.