Saturday, January 16, 2021

Here's the latest watercolor I've done. It's a scene of Georgetown University and the Key Bridge on the Potomac River. The Potomac Boat Club is peeking under the arches. It's one of my favorite scenes in Washington, DC.

Keep Washington DC in your prayers this week.  Our city was attacked on Jan 6.  Let's hope for a peaceful transition. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Small works Make a Great Present


Here are some small works that would make great presents.  Everyone has a place to put a small painting.  You don't have to hang it on the wall.  You can have it in a bookcase or on a small table easel.

The painting above  is Peonies No. 1 .  It's 5x5 with a beautiful gold ornate frame that makes this small painting look really special.  

The painting below on the right is Peonies No. 2.  It also is a 5x5 with a beautiful gold ornate frame. 

This is a way to give flowers to someone and the flowers never die.  They don't even wilt!  They last forever!

I also have a still life of a silver bowl full of red grapes.  The round table that the bowl sits on makes beautiful circular reflections in the silver bowl causing an interesting pattern on the bowl.  The painting is 6 x 8 inches with a lovely silver frame.  

If you are looking for a special gift let me know.  These are just a few of the small works I have.  I can even hand deliver it if you don't live too far.

All of these paintings are under $200. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Snowy Evening
oil painting by Jane McElvany Coonce

 I don't think we are going to have a white Christmas this year, but I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy holidays.  It's been an interesting year, to say the least.  I think the year 2020 will be burned into our brains for the remainder of our lives.  It is the year that I painted the most in my entire career.  Staying home has some advantages.  

This painting became my Christmas card this year.  It was started as a demo for one of my online art classes.  In the fall, we focused on doing paintings with snow as the subject that would turn into our Christmas cards.  I continued to work on it after the hour demo, and this was the finished product.  

I'm hoping we get a little snow this year so that I can take more photographs to work from for next year's holiday card.  I have to be careful what I wish for; we could end up with the blizzard of the century, although I highly doubt it.  I'm pretty much in the house all the time anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter. 

In the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys the holidays as best they can.  Stay safe, wear a mask, and social distance so we can get out of this mess! I do miss traveling! And I also miss seeing my friends and my students.  Here's hoping that 2021 will bring better memories.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Free Demo on Rainy Day Scenes

 McLean Art Society has asked me to do an online demo this Friday, Dec 18 at 10 am. Eastern Standard Time.  It's open to the public, so anyone who would like to watch is welcome to no matter where you live in the country or the world, for that matter. I will be doing rainy day scenes.  There is a short business meeting at 10 am, and I will probably start around 10:45 or so.  It will go until noon.  Click on the link below on Friday morning between 10 and 10:45.  I will begin after the short business meeting.

Topic: McLean Art Society December

Time: Dec 18, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Monday, November 30, 2020

"The Sound of Rushing Water " is a new oil painting that will be at the Ft. C.F. Smith Art show this weekend.  This year, the 2020 Artful Weekend will not have it's normal Friday night reception due to the pandemic.  But I hope that won't stop you from coming to the show.

Friday, Dec 4 we are open from 3 to 7 pm.

Saturday, Dec 5 we are open from 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, Dec 6 we are open from 10 am to 3 pm

Ft. Smith is located in north Arlington at 2411 24th St. N.  

Hope to see you there.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Dramatic Sky Over Georgetown
oil painting
by Jane McElvany Coonce

In 2 weeks, the Arlington Artists Alliance art show, "Artful Weekend" will be at Ft. C.F. Smith, 2411 24th St. N. in Arlington, VA.  This is a great time to shop for Christmas presents.  You'll find unique gifts with original oil paintings, watercolors, note cards, holiday cards , calendars and pottery. 

The show runs Friday, Dec 4 from 3-7.  

                         Saturday, Dec 5 from 10 am - 5 pm

                        Sunday, Dec 6 from 10 am - 3 pm

Hope you will stop by.  We won't have our usual Friday night reception due to Covid, but we will still have great art work to view.  The above painting, "Dramatic Sky Over Georgetown" will be one of the paintings on display.  

I am working there on Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm, but will be in and out all weekend. 



Thursday, November 5, 2020

Ft Smith - Holiday Show - Dec 4-6, 2020

 I want to invite everyone to a real live in person show the first weekend in December.  It's our annual Ft. Smith Artful weekend. Put the dates Dec 4, 5, and 6th on your calendar.  We won't have our usual Friday night reception due to the pandemic.  But we can social distance and look at beautiful art at the same time.  I will have a number of paintings, unframed works, cards and calendars there.  I hope you will stop by and see the show.  One of the paintings in the show is the painting above,  "Early Morning on the Potomac" that has the Potomac Boathouse, the Car Barn, and Georgetown towers in the background. 

So please come and enjoy some art in these difficult times.  Art soothes the soul.

2020 Artful Weekend
Fort C.F. Smith Park
2411 24th st. N Arlington VA 22207
Friday, Dec 4th 3pm-7pm
Saturday, Dec 5th 10am -5pm
Sunday, Dec 6th 10am - 3pm

The Arlington Artist Alliance has a brand-new online show. Please visit our website to see a beautiful new array of art all available from the comfort of your home!

2020 Artful Weekend
Fort C.F. Smith Park
2411 24th st. N Arlington VA 22207

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