I have been so fortunate as to be able to spend the past week at the cabin of some very hospitable relatives of mine in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. So, for your viewing pleasure, here is a series of (mostly) plein air paintings done at the cabin. They are all 5"x7" watercolor & colored pencil.
I have some work up at Dos Gringos Cafe in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Here are my About the Artist and About this Show statements for the show.
The opening is Sat, June 9 from 3-5PM. I'll be hanging out with a big pitcher of iced tea and whatever friends show up.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bethany Lee is a Mount Pleasant resident, originally from Minnesota. She studied sculpture at the University of Dallas and then had many different adventures before settling down to make art full time 9 months ago.
She has always enjoyed working with her hands. That and being drawn to beauty form the basis of her work.
Bethany is also currently making a lot of cast concrete decorative pavers, but those are hard to hang on the wall, so check out her website if you would like to learn more about her other work.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
These landscapes are done in watercolor, colored pencil, or a combination of both. They are primarily plain air works, meaning they were created on the spot as opposed to from the photograph. They represent the practice of drawing and painting as a way to meditate on the visible, tangible reality before the artist at a particular moment in time.
The subject matter of the art on the walls at Dos Gringos in this show is the local area and provides an opportunity for the viewer to take a moment to stop and consider attentively the place where he or she lives.
To purchase any of the works of art, please contact the artist, Bethany Lee at:
I have my recent images of the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood and surrounding parks. For instance, today's plein air painting of the alleyway in Mount Pleasant call The Orange Shed. (5"x7" Watercolor & Colored Pencil)