Upcoming Events
V....Vaughan Plein Air Painting Mini Workshop
Saturday May 17, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, optional demo at 6:15 a.m. at Cove Harbor

RCA $70.00 full day, Non-members $80.00 full day. This workshop is also open to the public to follow along with the workshop and watch the participants and Virginia in action. Observer rate is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Supply list available.
We'll Start at sunrise at Cove Harbor for a demo and a quickie of the sunrise over the marshy grasses. Then we'll stay for some sketches in the boat yard, while the light is still good. Work in pencil or paint, but we're working on the DRAWING in a painting and that doesn't mean just LINES!

After a great lunch at the Apple Dumpling, we will go out to the cemetery to hunt for wildflowers and interesting statues to paint. It's beautiful there in the Spring.

 

Coming In May, 

V.... Vaughan's "Last Year on the Farm" Exhibition

“One little study in oil for each day of the year … my last year on the farm.”

 

Tollroads and expanding suburbia have led Vaughan and her husband’s familyto sell their former dairy farm outside Austin, Texas, that has been inthe family for four generations.  Although similar tales can be heardthroughout the United States, Vaughan is sharing her story differently,uniquely … and personally.  She is visually capturing the beauty of herfamily’s acreage with oil paint on canvas. 

 

Vaughanhas created an exhibition, “Last Year on the Farm.”  The story ofchange that includes 365 daily plein air paintings (painted outside inthe open air) painted during the four final seasons of her last fullyear on the farm. 

She moved throughout the farm’s nearly 200 acres to capture fall colors, winter ice, spring thunderheads, and summer heat. 

 
Vaughan’s prolific collection captures just a glimpse of this history of her family farm. 

Asshe stated, “I lived here nearly 30 years, most of my life.  My husbandhas lived here his entire life.  Our three children are the fourthgeneration to live here. The farm has sold, now, and development iscoming soon.  I am painting the farm every day now. The seasons arechanging … forever.” 

 

Joinus at 4:30 pm on Saturday, May 17 for a gallery talk with award-winningimpressionist and plein-air painter Virginia Vaughan. 

The openingreception for Last Year on the Farm, a visual story of change, willfollow at 5 p.m.  We invite you to come view an impressive body of workthat reflects on our contemporary times.