Here's what I have so far. I ran out of finished wood for the back splash, but it will be up soon. Very excited!!Read More
Celebrating Local Artists!! Join us June 11th, 2:30 - 5:30
The Tuesday Night Studio's 13th anniversary show at the Limelight Gallery in Binders Art Supplies. Don't miss a chance to meet all these wonderful artists and celebrate their accomplishments. We will have live music and a wine tasting as well.
I love painting scenes of cyclists. I guess it makes me feel the joy of being out on two wheels while working in the studio! Here I'm using a photo by my friend and great photographer Kevin McPeake for my inspiration. You can check out his work on Facbook
I loved this photo when I saw it: love the diffused light and the mystery in the fog. I painted this image about a year ago ( middle image ), but decided to give it another try and work on the grays a little differently. Here's the second attempt ( the image on the right). I was a little bolder with the reds. Although it similar to the first painting, this one feel more like night time to me.
The frame just came in and I'll be able to deliver this commission tomorrow - Yay!!! We were down to the last minutes, but I'm so happy I'll be able to deliver before Christmas.
I've been working closely with the family on this projects, but it just took time to get all the decisions ironed out. It's always worth taking it slow to make sure it's a painting they love and I'm glad we didn't rush.
Now I look forward to taking a few days to spend with family.
Shady Side Art Festival on Walnut Street - Booth #57 at Walnut and S. Aiken
- Saturday, August 27th, 2016
10:00am to 7:00pm
- Sunday, August 28th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: - Find me in Booth #57 at Walnut and S. Aiken
Cost: Free Admission
The 20th Annual Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street is a proven summer weekend art show located in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, PA. On August 27th and 28th this popular neighborhood of tree-lined streets, historic homes and trendy businesses will again be transformed into an outdoor gallery of fine art. The Shadyside locals look forward to this fine art show each year. Walnut Street offers something for everyone – national retail stores, unique locally owned shops, numerous restaurants, bars and eateries featuring a vast variety of cuisines. Hope to see you our there!!
Venue: Walnut Street in Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA)
3 Day Color Confidence Workshop
- Sat, Jul 23, 201610:00am
Mon, Jul 25, 20163:00pm
- Dawn Art Studios180 11th ST NEAtlanta GA 30309
$265.00 3 Day Workshop
$175.00 Sat and Sunday only
Class size limited to 5
Take control and paint with confidence In this intensive workshop you will learn to control your color and get the color you want.
In this class you will learn about pure color, get comfortable moving color from one hue to another, ways to get the most life out of your mixtures and how to keep your mixture clean and other store bought hues. There will be demos along with painting projects to reinforce the lessons. Such as using color to make your landscapes recede on the canvas or using color and value to create a sense of form in you paintings. Sat and Sunday will be demos and exercises, Monday you will bring in a photo to work from and put your new color knowledge to work. You can sign up for Sat & Sunday only if you can't make Monday.
I prefer working in oils because my mixture will stay wet for the class. Acrylic willdry quicklyso you will need to keep them wet with water or a retarder.
- Alizarin crimson
- Permanent Rose
- Hansa yellow or as yellow light
- Yellow ochre Optional
- Ultramarine blue and phtalo blue green shade. Get pthalo if just getting one
- Sap green Optional
- Titanium white
- 2 each - 9x12, 12x12 panel
- 6x8 practice panels We will start with a little practice, so please bring a canvas pad, economy cotton panel, or something not expensive to practice on.
- Palette knife
- Sketch pad and pencils
- Paper towels
- Acrylic and oil disposable Palette Pad 16x20 . You can use a roll wax paper
- Sketch pad
- Roll of paper towels
- Paint medium to help base coat your canvas and block in color. I fill a flip top bottle (think small dish liquid bottle) with 80% Liquinand 20% Damar Varnish to thin and speed the drying for oils. if you are working in acrylics use Liquitex glazing medium and water Great for base layers
- Odorless mineral spirit and a sealed container for cleaning brushes. There are several Eco friendly products out there now as well
- For iPhone and iPad users, here my favorite app Accuview https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accuview/id407578464?mt=8
This is a great exhibition of local artists who've taken classes with me and continue to grow and produce great art. Please join us for the opening reception on Sat, June 18th from 3 - 6:30
Hope to see you there,
You just never know who will see you when you're out and about painting the town. What a fun surprise to find my painting on the front of the Living Section today. I really love the improvement around Colony Square. The brightly colored letter are super cool and I like watching how people interact with them. A fun day of painting!!