I will be awaiting your visit on the Spring Studio Tour. April is such a beautiful time of year in Barnesville, we have two of the most beautiful cherry blossom trees which light up the house and garden.
My art studio-Morningstar is a charming 1790 log cabin studio, set behind our 1747 Barnesville home that was a tavern during the civil war. You will find artwork reflecting a passion for nature and the pastoral landscape in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve, surrounding Sugarloaf Mountain. Paintings, Prints off the etching press, Color pencil drawings, Botanical originals and Giclee prints line the walls. The bookcase is filled with the Sugarloaf field guide and history books that she illustrated, as well as the illustrated Map of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. Tina shares her passion for living and working in the Agricultural Reserve, when you visit the studio.
Join Tina at Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art for an Art Workshop dedicated to understanding how plants are built and drawing these botanical details.
If you love plants, want to understand how they are built and create drawings of their leaves and flowers, then this workshop is for you. You will learn how to observe and identify plants, as well as understand their anatomy through dissection. Tina will demonstrate how to use the Newcombe's wildflower guide to identify plants, show you the intricate parts of the flower, leaf and structure under a magnifying glass. Each class has demonstrations on how to identify and draw the pistil, stamen, pedicel, leaf and stem using pen, ink and color pencil.
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Spring Hike on Sugarloaf
Friday, May 25 (10 am-3 pm)
Leaders: Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Tina Thieme Brown
Members $34; nonmembers $42
Join Tina and Melanie Choukas-Bradley, the artist and author of two books about Sugarloaf Mountain team up once again for a seasonal outing devoted to the botany, wildlife, geology, and history of our local monadnock in the rural Piedmont northwest of Washington, D.C. The 1.5 mile hike is timed to coincide with High Spring’s greening of the Sugarloaf Mountain woodlands and many plants, including mountain laurel and fringe-tree. Bring binoculars to look for Wood Thrushes, Warblers, Ravens, and other bird species. After lunch, Tina will show you how to approach a quick leaf sketch, and Melanie will introduce the concept of “forest bathing,” time permitting. Our hike includes uphill/downhill walking over rocky trails and a fairly steep ¼ mile hike up to the summit—all at a leisurely pace. REGISTER HERE
Morningstar Studio is open the first weekend in December, for the Countryside Artisans Holiday Studio Tour. New paintings, botanical drawings, art prints reflect this rustic landscape, as well as, a new oil painting of Mr. Peepers.
Shop for your holiday gifts in my studio:
- Original art
- Seasonal cards
- Scented soaps
- Both Sugarloaf Mountain Books
- Agricultural Reserve Map, and more.
When you come for a studio visit you will enjoy the rustic drive through Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve to Barnesville.
Lobelia cardinalis grows along streams in rich soil, throughout the Agricultural Reserve. This drawing was created with Pens and watercolor.
My Morningstar Studio is open for a visit. New paintings, drawings, and prints reflect this rustic landscape and found in the Sugarloaf Mountain vista.
You can find both Sugarloaf Books, the Agricultural Reserve Map and more. Come for a visit to enjoy Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve when you visit my studio in Barnesville.
The Kay Gallery is alive with art from all of the artists in Countryside Artisans. Drawings paintings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry and metal arts in this mixed media show, September 16-October 30. I am showing new drawings of Sugarloaf Mountain and Jack in the Pulpit.