Clearing the Groundwork for New Art


Afternoon in The Gallery at Redlands

As the drizzling light of the winter afternoon slants through the gallery windows, the sounds of murmuring traffic whisper along highway 287, a soft contrapuntal to the percussion of the Union Pacific railyards. Marc works silently in the studio of Smooth Rock 93.5 FM while I savor the sonorous prose of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. The gallery has been quite busy with traffic today, despite the cold, nasty, rainy weather. We have just signed another artist, Janice Lord, who not only brought in three acrylic canvases today, but plans to participate in our Eighty-First Dogwood Trails Arts & Music Festival March 23. Twenty artists will be selected to set up their work under a big tent in the parking lot. This will be Palestine’s first time to add an Arts & Music component to a successful festival that has run for eighty years now. We hope that you can join me, along with artists Elaine Cash Jary, Tommy Thompson, Deanna Pickett Frye, Orlando Guillen and many others as we kick off this event. Also added to this new event is a special V.I.P. pre-sale the evening before the festival opens. Tickets for this special occasion are $10.


Magical Woods by Candice Lord

12 x 24″ acrylic on canvas, $175

Recent travels, accompanied by sketches and quality reading, have stirred my creative juices to pick up the brush and begin some new watercolor compositions. The purpose of my mid-week retreat to The Gallery at Redlands was to take advantage of some quiet studio time away from home. I hope to post some quality endeavors soon.

Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.


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