Saturday, November 17, 2012
The November Art League Show was two shows in one. The Small Works Show was juried by Lindsay Harris and my painting Quail Eggs and Yams was accepted and received an Honorable Mention. In her juror's dialogue, Lindsay Harris said that many of the accepted pieces were "examples of simple, humble objects rendered precious through art".
Monday, September 10, 2012
The September All-Media Membership show at the Art League in Alexandria, VA was juried by Judy Southerland and she selected my painting called Woman in Vernazza for an Honorable Mention. This painting was inspired by a woman I saw in a resort town in Italy.
August is always the big landscape show at the Alexandria Art League and this year it was juried by artist Jonathan Linton. After painting in the Plein Air Coastal Delaware show I was inspired to do some larger studio landscapes and this one called Clouds over Prime Hook got accepted into the show.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I just got back from a week of painting for the Plein Air Coastal Delaware event. We painted for four days straight in Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany and Milton. There were painters and photographers competing in separate categories. The weather was mostly warm and one day it rained almost all day, forcing me to paint one painting from my car (not shown here). On Friday night they had a Gala at the Children's Beach House that was fun. I really enjoyed catching up with my artist friends. The Rehoboth Art League will show most of the paintings in their Homestead building for the month of June. Here are the paintings that I did for the show in random order.
|Boat Launch entrance in Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge|
|Dewey Beach Water Tower|
|James Farm Ecological Preserve|
|Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge View|
|Tower Road Bayside Beach|
In February I attended a Kim English workshop at the Easton Studio and School in Maryland. I love Kim's paintings and would love to do more paintings with people in an environment. Kim had us practice painting the figures over and over again, wiping them out after each painting. He started us out with 5 minute poses and eventually we had some 20 minute poses. It was a good experience. Kim did several demos in class, but after the class he sent us some pictures of a step-by-step demo. Steps 1 and 2 were about 5-7 minutes each. Steps 3 and 4 were about 20 minutes each and Step 5 was about an hour.
|Kim English Step 1|
|Kim English Step 2|
|Kim English Step 3|
|Kim English Step 4|
|Kim English Step 5|