I didn’t win, but one of my paintings sold!

Edsel and Eleanor, watercolor on 12 x 9 hot press 140 lb paper.

After an enjoyable day of painting, I was invited to join other artists, and guests, at the Ford House reception. The party was supposed to be in the Rose Garden, but moved to a tent due to the threat of rain. It was very nice, though I think the Garden would have been fantastic! The Ford staff worked to bring artists together with potential buyers. They introduced me to a lovely lady, named Elizabeth. She was interested in buying my art. My painting of ‘Trees on the Shore’ caught her interest first. Then I showed her my second painting and she changed her mind. As a collector of art, she finds joy in sharing her finds with others. She plans on presenting ‘Edsel and Eleanor’ to some lucky recipient, as a gift.

When painting these works, I start out covering the page with various colors, overlapping them and letting them bleed into each other. I then start applying paint, to bring the subjects to life, using the background colors as a guide. I had fun painting this and I hope it gives joy to the person who gets the pleasure of hanging it on their wall.

Elizabeth Mays, proud owner of ‘Edsel and Eleanor’ by June Nash

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