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Sunday, January 3, 2016

30 Paintings in 30 Days, Days 1 and 2

Its been quite some time since I have posted to my blog but I think it is about time to change that.

I have begun a new project called 30 Paintings in 30 Days ( I have been is a rut for quite some time so I felt this is a good way to get me motivated and back on track for bigger and better things.
First, let me say that I paint S L O this exercise is going to be challenging. I don't have many hours to devote to this but I figured I can practice and hopefully loosen up a bit and maybe, just maybe, turn out a few decent studies. So here are the works for the first two days:

Day 1, Color Pencil Study ©2016
Day 2, Fandago del Sol, Acrylic, 8 x 10 ©2016

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Snow Goose Gallery, Twenty-First Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art Miniatures from Around the World, Bethlehem, PA

AVAILABLE "Ghost" by Patricia Getha
Available "Misunderstood" 4 x 4 Acrylic
The Snow Goose Gallery, Twenty-First Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art Miniatures from Around the World opens on May 5th in Bethlehem, PA. I have sent 4 paintings to this show. All are available for sale and can be viewed online.
Available "Sunday Cruiser"
Available "Hope For The Future"

The 22nd International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags, Head, NC

"Tern Style" Copyright ©2013 Patricia Getha
SOLD! "Tern Style" 4"x 4" Oil
"Prowler" Copyright ©2013 Patricia Getha
AVAILABLE "Prowler" 4"x 4" Acrylic
As usual, I am somewhat behind on my blogging duties but wanted to post about several upcoming shows that open in May. I have three paintings in the Seaside Art Gallery 22nd International Miniature Art Show which opens May 1st. I have received word that two of the three paintings I sent have sold already. 

Siberian Slumber ©2013 Patricia Getha
SOLD! "Siberian Slumber" 2.5 x 5.5" Oil

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Its That Time of Year Again!

Yup! Its that time of year again. Time to ramp up for the upcoming miniature art shows! I received notice yesterday that my two paintings were accepted into the 2012 The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS) 79th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Nov. 19 - Dec. 29, 2012.

If you are in the area, take in the show. It is guaranteed to astound you! For more information or to purchase one of these paintings, please visit

The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-530-0540 Grosvenor-Strathmore

Friday, January 20, 2012

Miniature Art Society of Florida Annual Exhibition, 2012

"Hippotragus niger" Sable Antelope
It has been a while since I have posted to my blog. I hope to do a better job of it this year as I renew my artistic energy and get back in the studio to paint. Today I will highlight my recent trip to Dunedin, Florida for the 2012 Miniature Art Society of Florida, (MASF) annual exhibition and sale which has just opened to the public. This exhibit hosts the best miniature art by working miniature artists today and has left me so inspired! Recent sales of my work in the MPSGS show (Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society) in DC and MASF in Florida, has diminished my stock of miniature art available for shows and purchase. I have to paint! Two paintings sold at the MPSGS show, "Summer Siesta" and "The Broodmare". The MASF show just opened and will run until February 5. "Lycaon pictus" African Wild Dog sold on the opening day. "Hippotragus niger" Sable Antelope is still available for purchase. You can see the winners or get more information here: 

Royal Tern
Snowy Egret
My Florida trip yielded some excellent reference material for new paintings. I spent the majority of my time photographing the birds of Florida where there is certainly an abundance of many different species. Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Heron, Sandhill Cranes, Tri-colered Heron, Little Blue Heron and the very handsome, Reddish Egret who was very comical to watch when hunting, all made an appearance. Of course the shore birds were in abundance as well and I captured a pair of Ospreys tiding up their nest on Honeymoon Island, It was a great trip overall and I am very grateful for the opportunity to spend time with some fabulous artists whose work I aspire to.
Sandhill Crane
Reddish Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
American Oystercatcher
Friend, Monika Leon

Cousin, Gerrie Driggers and Mom, Mary Jo Meyer
Pat Getha, (Mom) Mary Jo Meyer, (Cousin) Gerrie Driggers
Last but not lease, my traveling companions, my Mother, Mary Jo Meyer (left) and my cousin, Gerrie Driggers (right) had an abundance of patience while I attended the show events and my photography excursions. We spent time with my very good friend, Monika Leon as well who is a marvelous cook and a very talented lady. She and her family live in Tampa now and it was great to spend a few days with her! We had a blast! Thanks Ladies!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Show updates

I was notified today that this piece, "Hippotragus niger" has won a sponsor award at the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland Washington The entire show is online for your viewing pleasure.

Much thanks to juror, Jim Smith for this honor. There is some top notch work in this show from the best in the business. This is the first award I have won for a miniature.

Thanks to my new-found miniature art friends who have been doing this for a long time. You inspire me!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Current Miniature Shows

Canus lupus bailey
This has been a busy year so far. Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with everything. Show deadlines are constantly looming and I never seem to have enough work to spread around. However, that usually means that some work is selling which is a good thing, given the current economy.

I currently have work in two shows, two pieces at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, North Carolina The piece pictured here sold before the show opened.

Hippotragus nigerTwo pieces juried into the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, Washington

Visit the links to see these shows online.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Miniature Painting “Canis lupus baileyi” (Mexican Wolf)

Canis lupus baileyi_mexican wolf_webCanis lupus baileyi (Mexican Wolf)
4 x 3.5 Oil on Board
by Patricia Getha ©2011
I frequently visit the wolves at the Columbus Zoo and they never disappoint. These Mexican Wolves are highly endangered in the wild. Sadly, destruction of habitat and human encroachment has diminished the numbers to a critical level. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has a family group and has successfully bred several litters over the years.

PAG_0854I have a lot of great photos of these wonderful animals. Shot one was taken before the winter snows had melted. The light was fantastic this day. The other shot was taken a week later on an overcast day. The wolves and animals in general are a lot more active during the winter months. I highly recommend visiting your zoo on cool winter and spring days.PAG_2070 web

Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Show at the Dog Show 2011

The Art Show at the Dog Show is now online and the winners are posted. I am happy to report that my two pieces have won awards in the Photography category. "Beauty and Grace" a beautiful shot of my friend's Borzoi Hound took Third place in Photography. My other piece, "Field of Dreams" an Afghan Hound has won the Best Depiction of an Afghan Hound award. Hopefully someone likes them enough to buy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Well, it has been a very busy beginning of the year and a cold one too! I had three new paintings accepted in the Miniature Art Society of Florida exhibition in January, "Sunday Cruiser", "Summer Siesta" and "Zowie ". I had the pleasure to attend the opening reception and artist activities which was a lot of fun, yielding new connections, friendships, and some nice reference material for new paintings. My little"Zowie" was purchased at the Collectors preview.

This week also brought news that two of my photographs have juried into the Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, KS: "Beauty and Grace" & "Filed of Dreams". Representing the Hound Group, these two images show off the traits of the Borzoi and Afghan Hound.

Last but not least, three pieces have juried into Wings, Tails and Scales, hosted by the Ohio Veterinarian Medical Association and held in conjunction with the Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio. My newest miniature painting, "Lycaon pictus", African Wild Dog, is among the accepted pieces as well as a new photograph, "On the Prowl" and another miniature, "Mystic". This show runs from February 24-27 at the Columbus Convention Center.

As for the is supposed to warm up this weekend. We had significant tree damage from a recent ice storm which left our pastures and yard a real mess. I'm thinking SPRING!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

AKC Museum of the Dog Invitational

"Time to Play?" will be on display at the AKC Museum of the Dog as part of a recap from the 2010 Art Show at the Dog Show. Artists who had photography in the 2010 show were invited to participate in this special exhibit. If you are in the St. Louis Area in, stop by and see the exhibit. The Best in Show winner from Art Show at the Dog Show is purchased for the permanent collection of the museum.

Photo Exhibition: Highlights from the 2010 Art Show at The Dog Show

Opening in the Sally Johnson Spillane Special Exhibit Gallery in February 2011
Available to visitors through April 23. For more information, please visit the museum at