So this is a bit of a shameless plug for my husband Dave's band, "The Unknown Favorites", which was featured on "Virginia Currents" last week. The show is produced by our local Public Television station here in Richmond, WCVE. What my blog readers may not know is that I also appeared on Viginia Currents about 10 years ago, when I was still doing my large figurative paintings, and the producers included a clip of that show within the feature about the band. I had no idea they were going to air the clip of my segment when I tuned in to watch the band. It had been quite a while since I'd seen it, and it was fun to see it again, and to see my humble (and dark!) little backyard studio that I was working in at the time. One thing I remember is that I was very nervous, and had at times found myself struggling for the right words to express myself. So that's my disclaimer! I had only just started painting landscapes at that time, and while the focus was on my figurative paintings, they show a few of those early pieces on the segment as well. The landscapes definitely were not my forte back then. Just goes to show that if you apply yourself and work hard at your craft, you can improve (at least, I hope I think I've improved. I hope you think so too!)
Here's the video. The band shows up about 13 1/2 minutes into the show (after the Economist).
Here's a direct link, in case you can't see the video above: http://ideastations.org/node/7526