Frank Impressions    by  Frank James Ellis
Artist . Story Teller . Washington DC Tour Guide

  • An Emerging,, Contemporary, American Impressionist  
  • Born, Living, and Painting in Washington, DC  
  • Tour Guide - FOR HIRE  /  Groups of any size  

For your viewing pleasure, my work  - both
For Sale & those pieces held in private collection.
     ADAMS MORGAN DAY FESTIVAL 2014 - It was a Good Day.
To all my new fans and friends who visited my booth - I say Thank You!
Support of the Arts, especially local artists, is so important to us all.

And to my better half - Gonzalo - I could not have done it without you!

The Acrylic Project

 Entry # 2 - I enjoy working in Acrylic for many reasons but like watercolors it takes technique.
As I  learn more I think here I show a marked improvement in the quality level after 8 paintings.
Of course, life gets in the way and I have not finished as many as I would have liked by now but-
I'm pleased and will continue. So far oils remain my number 1 choice. Thoughts?

 Entry #1 - One of the greatest challenges as an Artist is "when to stop," "When is the piece done?
There are times I could paint forever. This question leads to others: "Is this artist prolific?  Will he
continue to produce and sell. Will I continue to have opportunities to purchase more?"
Will this go up in mark? Important for sure.

Of course the big difference between oils and acrylic is in the drying time. Simply, an 18 x 24 Oil
painting might take me 100 hours with minimal drying time.
Painting with Acrylic, the work drys in minutes.

So I wonder am I creating two levels or can I keep up the same quality and growth,
working in oils which I love and acrylics which I'm starting to love.  What do you think?
Daffodils and Cherry Blossoms 7.2014
18 x 24  -  acrylic on canvas
Washington, DC - Your Guide to the Great Capitol!
  • Licensed Tour Guide for Washington DC
  • History Nerd and Washington Native in Love with the Capitol City.
  • Group/s -any size- Offering Tours of the heart of the city and surrounding areas.
  • Custom Focused: Art & City Sculpture, Politics, Memorials, & the Smithsonians, etc.
  • Walking, Hiking, Biking, or Motor Coach - all options for your tour
  •  For very large groups I am happy to connect you with a company I work with.

As a
"Licensed Washington, DC Tour Guide - FOR HIRE, " I am happy
to host you, your group, family, friends, or corporate outings, anytime year round,
no matter the group size.  Washington has much to see and do let me share it with you.

Book-Cover Artwork          FOR SALE
Story Teller
Before Stale Cookies,
there was a Big House...

Granny Boop's
Big House  
Growing up Gay White Trash  
and Liking it.

Press Release
From the pages of  
Granny Boop's Big House...

Stale Cookies
in the Dark
Almost Home

Press Release
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