Fall in the Tidal Basin

Armand Cabrera
I had a great time painting in the Tidal Basin yesterday. The fall weather was perfect with temps in the low 60’s. The paintings I created were small 9 x 12’s
The crowds were low compared to spring during the blossoms but for me the color was just as nice. It was easy to drive in and park near the Ohio Street Bridge and walk a few hundred yards to my first painting location.
It is a little past peak at the basin but the trees at the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting pool are still green. The mall was mixed with some trees completely denuded of leaves and some just turning.

Upcoming shows 2016

Armand Cabrera

I will have 14 small imaginative painting on display this weekend at Ravencon in Williamsburg VA. I’ll post more pictures next weekend.

I will also be participating in a plein air invitational at the New York Botanical Gardens on June 19. There are 15 artists who have been invited to paint on the grounds and there is a show of Impressionist paintings by artists like John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassam.

There is also an Imaginative realism show in Denver Colorado being planned for October that I will participate in. More on that when things are finalised in the next few months


Washington VA Historic Garden Club Paint Out

by Armand Cabrera

The time for the Garden Tour is almost here. Saturday, April 29th I will be painting at the Inn at Little Washington from 10 AM to 3 PM as part of the Town of Washington Historic Garden Club Tour Events. There will be a silent auction starting at 5 PM that evening. You must purchase tickets to attend the auction.
Wine Tasting at Tula’s Off Main from
3:30 to 5:30 PM followed by local
Plein Air Artists’ Silent Auction at 5:30 PM

I will be set up and be painting by 10 AM somewhere near the Inn itself either looking at the entrance or in the back in the herb garden.  Depending on the weather and light I should be able to finish two paintings in the allotted time frame. If you can’t make the morning painting you will still have a chance to see me painting in the afternoon until 3 PM.  

Some past paintings I’ve made on the grounds of the Inn and you can see a number of my paintings of Virginia and the Piedmont at the Shops at the Inn right next to the post Office.

  Koi 10 x 8
 Late Day Shadows 12 x 9
 The Herb Garden 12 x 16
Gamekeepers Cottage morning 9 x 12