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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Newnan's Own 'David Boyd Jr' With Us at Fine Lines

Painter David Boyd, Jr. traveled to Florida's Forgotten Coast earlier this month for the QuickDraw event held during the Great American Paint Out. The Great American Paint Out is one of the east coast's premier plein air, or open air, painting events. The full ten-day Paint Out is an invitation-only event and only the top painters in the country make the short list; however, they host a one-day QuickDraw competition that is open to all artists who enjoy painting in plein air. For 2 years, Boyd has been going down for the QuickDraw in hopes of securing a future invitation to the full event.

In a QuickDraw competition artists check in, have canvases stamped, find a spot and subject to paint, and wait for the timed event to begin. Artists have 2 hours to complete the piece and then frame and display the piece for judging. This year, the QuickDraw was held at St. Joseph State Park near Cape San Blas, FL. To every painter's dismay, torrential rain began at the same time the QuickDraw started. While most painters elected to paint under a nearby pavilion, Boyd chose to head out into the open rain to paint. Despite having forgotten his raincoat, Boyd grabbed a trash bag to use as a raincoat and headed to the beach. In the end, Boyd was awarded as the "Best Emerging Artist" for his painting entitled "Calm" at the QuickDraw event.

This is the second national honor the local painter has received in the last year. Boyd received the "Honorable Mention" award for his piece, "Three Wise Men and a Caddy", at the American Impressionist Society's National Exhibition in Indianapolis last fall.

You can See Boyd’s work here at Fine Lines Art and Framing in downtown Newnan.
Also check out his website at
www.davidboydjr.com, on his blog at
www.compelledtopaint.blogspot.com as well as
Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest by searching David Boyd, Jr.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood..."

Mister Roger's signature song is our song of the week!

We would like to welcome our new next door neighbors with wishes for much success! 

Announcing :

In Stitches - a needlepoint boutique
12 E. Broad Street
downtown Newnan

As a welcome to In Stitches and their patrons:

15% discount off custom framing
of a canvas purchased
from In Stitches
  • If you are new to stitching, try your hand (beginning classes start in June)
  • If you already know the pleasure, find a new treasure
  • Then come redeem your savings with us as we help complete your masterpiece!
....all while "in the neighborhood"