My studio in my home in Sperryville is where I create all of my still life paintings. During the tour, the studio will be arranged with a painting in progress upon the easel in front of the still-life objects being painted. The controlled lighting will be arranged to demonstrate the methods in which I employ to create the mood and drama in my still-life paintings. Visitors will see my array of objects from which I work, including some of my favorite grape vines, shells, quail eggs, silver bowls and fabrics used as some of the elements of my art. Still life paintings will be displayed in the studio and elsewhere in my house, along with new “plein air” landscapes in Rappahannock County.
Artist Biography: Davette Leonard