The tavern table with lovely turnings was from Maine.
A lucky person took home this wonderful comb back Windsor chair.
Barbara's homemade ginger cookies and pomegranate punch.
This was the first time I have shown my paintings this year and they were well received and I am much encouraged! Several friends came who are really interested in art and their comments are special. And these four little ones sold!
Bittersweet and Indian corn and pumpkins make a festive set up.
One buyer said these paintings remind her of 17 century paintings and I was thrilled she recognized it. That is exactly what I am studying: chiaroscuro, the play of light and shadow as mastered most famously by Rembrandt and taught today by David Leffel and his pupils of which my own instructor is one. Leffel applies this technique to fine antique oriental porcelain and the like, while I am using it to paint the humble American pottery and less formal antiques Jack and I collected. This gives my own paintings a personal voice. Search Google images for David Leffel and see his amazing work!
Of course I had to buy some little treasures.
It was a great day, thank you Barbara.
PS If you would like to have a cupboard for your dolls like the one Jack made for mine, the pattern and instructions for it are in the new December Early American Life Magazine. e