R. Dale McElwee - Artist

Hello all,

  Hope this finds you not dealing with the heat that we are down here in Louisiana!! Whew! Its hot and, luckliy, we are in the time of year that we get afternoon rain showers that cool things of . . . but only a bit, though!

  If you are following my blog entries(I know few and far between) you may know that I sometimes get a chance to let on to what Ive been crfeating over a few weeks or months.  Take a look at the most recent entries and see what you think.

  BTW, I"ve once again had a chance to display and sell my art at a local restaurant called Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, located on S. Carrollton Ave. in the Riverbend area of New Orleans.  Its right on the streetcar line so its easy to get to from downtown.  I have 19 pieces there on display and all are for sale!!  There is something for most all folks to look at, appreciate and buy!!  Thanks for taking a look!


Hello again!!!

 

 So sorry for the distance between my blog entries!  Since the late fall when I sent the last blog message

 I have been very busy with life and in my studio creating art.  There will be more images soon, I promise!!!!

 But I have also been traveling a bit.  In May, my husband amd I went on a Viking River Cruise from Paris, France.  It began there and cuised up river towards Normandy.  We were able to take in the beauty of Monet's gardens and home in Giverny, the incredible cathedral of Rouen and the history of the life of Jeanne D'Arc, the awe of the beaches at Normandy where so many lost they're lives, the chateaus at Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise(where da Vinci spent the last 2 years of his life and is buried) and through some small villages that make that region of France so incredible.

 I feel sure that many of the photos that we took are ripe for paintings to come.

  More later . . . happy Summer!


  To all of you folks that just might keep up with my blogs--NOT!  I am not good, at all, at keeping up wtih this blog.  As you may have been able to tell, I spend much more time in the studio in my home than writing up-to-date musings about my art. 

  But please enjoy some of the most recent paintings that I've posted today.  They are the newest things that I have created.  I was asked to participate in the most recent art show at the Poydras Home here in NOLA and had some success!  I sold one of my three entered pieces there.  And coming up this Thursday, I have been asked to show at  an annual Wine and Cheese tasting to benefit the Lords of Leather, a local  Louisiana gay Mardi Gras krewe. The funds raised will help fund their annual " bal masque" during the Mardi Gras season in February.  I always do well when I show with the other artists at these parties--once I sold 13 pieces!!  So I am really excited about this event  Wish me luck!


  I believe that I have not posted anything for several months.  And I'm sorry for not keeping up with this task.  With a full time job and not much free time it becomes and afterthought most of the time.  I will post several new paintings that I've done over the summer today.  And in the near future, I be painting from some of the photos that I took while on vacation on a river cruise up the Danube river.  Great architecture in Budpest and great churches in all of the cities that we visited caused me to take 400+ photos.  Many of the images I wanted to inspire paintings from.


Hey all, sorry to inform you that I have fallen victim to my lack of knowledge of the computers that we so depend on for daily life these days.  I was gonna post a new painting for you to see along with this post, but, to my dismay, I cant seem to get to my photos that are stored in the "cloud" and am still trying to figure out just what I'v done wrong!!!!  Hopefully that within the next week, I'll get to it and will blog again soon with some new pics. 

Btw, I had a great weekend at the French Quarter Fest and then a week later at the Artgarden

Floating gallery on Frenchmen St. here in NOLA.  Sold several pieces and so now I have to get busy with coming up with some new pieces!!  This weekend, I'll be attending a workshop with Iain Stewart, a renowned watercolorist, for an intense workshop in landscapes and architecture.  Hopefully, I'll have several new pieces to show when I return to the site for a blog.  Thanks.


Hello, if you are reading this post you may be familiar with my watercolors by now(hopefully!). I'm gonna try to make sure to keep these posts up to date and full of info about anything new that I may be feeling or attempting to create.  I'm VERY new at this, so there'll undoubtedly be some mistakes, so bear with me.

I was sad to have to cancel my second Sunday this past weekend for my stint at the outdoor market on Frenchmen St. called Art Garden.  It was way too rainy to attempt setting up.  If my locals are reading this, I had a great first Sunday of Jazz Fest there on 4/24 and saw some of you when you dropped by to say hello--and thanks for the support!  I'll definitely be back there before long and will let ya know in advance.


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