What's Happening at Studio 81

March was an incredible month for my Art business.   (as you can see I've had to get help in my studio!)  Thanks in no small part to a blog feature on a very popular blog, dooce.com, I am booked for portrait work between now and September.  I'm so excited about all of the different ideas my clients have presented to me - colorful family portraits, energetic athletic portraits, beautiful painterly watercolors of children, and even a mixed media portrait of a home!  I'm pretty sure I was Blick's best customer for the month of March...when I ordered all of the painting surfaces and new supplies to get started on all of these great pieces, they backed a semi-truck into my driveway to deliver it all.  I look forward to sharing the work on my blog as they are revealed to their intended recipients!

Come by Ann Litrel Art and Studio 81 on Friday April 1st from 6-9 PM.  Part of Friday Night Live on Main Street...I'll be dressed as 80's Icon Joan Jett!  Wear a costume and you could win a $50 Gift Certificate to a Main Street Merchant.  See you then!

Figure Drawing Open Studio

Our Wednesday Evening open figure drawing studio continues to draw an eclectic group of artists every week. We have wonderful models scheduled thru April.  

Work in Progress...

I'm ALMOST done with this painting of the model in the red tulle skirt.  My goal is to finish and enter it in this year's Metro Montage at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.  Fellow Artists - deadline is April 5th!  I hope you enter.

Free Shipping

April is a great month to add a little color - indoors and out!  Time to plant bulbs, split your hostas, and start seeds for your garden with the kids.

It's also a great time to add some fresh, new art to your walls!  Purchase any Original Art or Fine Art Reproductions from my Etsy Shop and just enter the code APRILART at check-out.  The shipping is FREE!

*Not valid on Custom Portrait Purchases.  Thank you!