What we love, cherish, wish for. What the highlights of 2017 have been.
(Suggested by Bev Baird)

Update : We are now keeping Themes for a WHOLE MONTH

Monday, April 7, 2014

Time Away From Home, Art in Washington, DC by Joan Tavolott

I've visited Washington, DC several times and there is always something exciting to see.
Back in 1979 a friend and I went to see a Calder exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. 
For this sketch I used a photo I took of one of Calder's mobiles
 suspended over the lobby of the gallery.


  1. Love it! I am in awe of people who can sketch and draw, as my abilities in this area are ... limited. Beautiful work.

  2. It was the time of mobiles. Great sketch, Joan!

  3. I love huge pieces of sculpture like this. Your painting is so good, I can feel the balance of the mobile in the air. Lovely drawing of that huge space it is suspended in.

  4. Thanks everyone! I always loved Calder's mobiles. Since I'm lucky I balance on my feet, it amazes me that this balances in the air. lol

  5. really captured this one. Not an easy subject with a mobile floating in the scene. Lovely job.

  6. Ann, thanks! It was much easier capturing it from a photo than it would have been doing it on location. LOL

  7. Cool choice Joan, love the perspective on this one! And the bright RED mobile!

  8. Joan, I love this! You have really captured this wonderful mobile. I want to go there!


Thanks so much for dropping in and leaving your reactions to our art! We appreciate your comments! They are now being moderated however, to weed out spammers!