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Writing From the Road

Posted on 04/07/2014 at 2:39pm

Arriving at the beach on Hilton Head Island early one Saturday morning, when the tide was out and  hardly anyone was there except a few people walking in the crisp, cool morning air. My little, white Maltese dog was so excited and ready to run free. Taking off her leash, with music playing loud in my ears with a rocking rhythm, I began power walking and dancing my way up the beach with the sun glistening on the water and sand.  Turning around and making sure she was following me, she was keeping me in her sight as she let me get further and further away, and then as fast as a rocket, she would tear after me...
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Artistic Innovations and LollipopsPosted on 03/24/2014 at 9:18am

I have a small works show coming up and  I do not work small, however I am so glad I decided to give it a go. Plein air is something that I have always enjoyed as a painter, but doing it on the spur of the moment is not always quick and easy with supplies to set up and take down. The sun was setting quickly this warm, early spring day, and I really wanted to capture the evening light from the shadowed...

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Upcoming event:

Sharon Rusch Shaver will be the featured artist and demonstrating plein air oil painting at the Outdoor Dogwood Arts Festival and Fine Art Market in Knoxville, Tennessee on the 26th of April. Featured by the Liz-Beth Fine Art Gallery, several blocks of this Historic Downtown area will be transformed into an exciting event for art lovers from the 25th to the 27th of April.


July 17th to the 24th 2014
A few notes on the upcoming adventure to Arles,France
A place still remains on this journey, It is not too late to join us!




The Yellow House - 1888
Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam - Holland


"The subject is frightfully difficul, but that is just why I want to conquer it. It's terrific, these houses, yellow in the sun, and the incomparable freshness of the blue. And everywhere the ground is yellow too."
- Vincent on a letter to his brother Theo.


New Museum in Arles, France!

A new museum honoring the work and life of Van Gogh
has recently opened in the City of Arles where we will be staying.
Read about the opening and upcoming exhibit


Painting of "The Carmargue" 
Oil on Canvas  Copyright 2013 Sharon Rusch Shaver


       Wild, white horses and striking pink flamingo play in this beautiful unspoiled protected coastal region in southeastern France where we will be staying.

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France 2014

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"Spring Plein Air 2014"
Sharon Rusch Shaver
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Archive: April 2014