November 2016 Art Shows – Update

Here we go again. Ken and I are getting read to lug our stuff to shows in Florida. This is my line-up for November. All are confirmed for November. 

I added a note about pets if I have information about whether you can bring your pet(s) to the show. If you would like to visit one of these shows and need more information, check online or send me an email at I’ll see if I can find out for you. Jan

Saturday, November 5, 2016Fall Festival at Solivita, 395 Village Drive, Poinciana, FL: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. show is at the upscale development of Solivita, south of Kissimmee. Use your GPS.  Their “downtown” area is so cute and there are many artists and crafters both inside and outside.  Free admission and parking. No mention of pets one way or another.  Don’t forget to visit the pub.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 2nd Annual Haven Holiday Market, Downtown Winter Haven, Florida. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Great show I did last November. There were thousands of people and I met a lot of them! I am looking forward to doing this show again with my new thread art.  Free admission and free, easy parking. Pets allowed.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 – Christmas Under the Oaks 40th Annual Arts & Crafts Show, by North Pinellas Woman’s Club.  Art jury approved. Happens 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Coachman Park (301 Drew Street), downtown Clearwater, Florida. I have just been accepted into this great show of handmade art and crafts. $3.00 donation for admission. Downtown parking for which there is usually a fee.  Sorry, no pets allowed in Coachman Park.

Saturday & Sunday, November 19 & 20 – 40th Longwood Florida Arts & Crafts Festival, by Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation. Art jury approved. Show located in historic district of Longwood Florida; north of Alta Monte Springs which is north of Orlando. Hours Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4. Fine art and craft show located along tree-shaded streets of Longwood’s historic district. Museum tours and quaint shops in district will also be open. Free admission and free parking.

Saturday, November  26, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Ozello Arts, Crafts and Blue Crab Festival, 14095 W. Ozello Trail, Crystal River, Florida. This show is put on by the Ozello Civic Association to combine great food, art and the old Florida atmosphere of Ozello on Thanksgiving weekend.  As far as I know, free admission and parking. Sorry, no pets.

I haven’t been to any of these shows previously so will be depending upon our GPS to find the way … especially since we usually have to show up by 6:00 a.m.!

Silverton: Watermedia Quilt

Art created from photo
Fall aspens Silverton Colorado

To begin, a photo taken by Jan Herman in the fall of 2014 and a visit to Silverton in 2016 is the basis for painting “Silverton”. The finished fine art size is 11×14, framed.

The painting is watercolor and acrylic media with the painted details done randomly. In addition, other details are thread painted in shades of yellow, orange and green leaves for the aspen. Also, the trees are painted in shades of gray and mauve. After painting, the entire art is quilted with colorful threads through multiple layers of cotton and batting.

Capturing a feeling
My hope is to capture the colorful aspens and sun streaks passing through the trees to the dirt and gravel road.  My husband Ken and I traveled that fall day outside of Silverton, Colorado exploring the forests and rough roads. Furthermore, in the background, mountains peeked above the trees and contrasted with the blue sky and clouds.  Most noteworthy, it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. 
Quilting Watercolor

To explain, this is my first full water media painting.  Normally, I only paint the background to add color basis. I have plans to paint more pictures to quilt. The benefit of painting first before doing the quilting,  is to randomly accent the character of the painting and to give a dimensional quality to the art. Part of the effect is to isolate certain colors. Further, the thread painting makes a water media color more intense, or with my road colors, lessens some colors to moderate shadows.

Finally, “Silverton” is the first of its series. There are more Colorado themed thread paintings and quilted art planned for this series. I am focusing on aspen trees as well as other art in the series that will be mountain and forest scenes.