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
Here is a short slideshow of last weeks demo. One of my students brought a painting in and asked me to worked on it. We decided to take it a different direction. Taking out the sky and adding trees in the background. We talked about making area recede and changing the way the light moved through the painting. Need a few finally touches. I can talk about that this week. Take a look if you have a chance. Let me know if you have questions,
Spring is here and that means the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is right around the corner!
This is always my first show of the year and I can't wait. I've been painting up a storm and have a lot of new work to show. It's April 7 - 9 in Piedmont Park and you can find me in booth #111. More info here
Classes and Workshops
Tuesday Evening Painting Studio
Tue, April 4 - June 6 6:15pm - 9:15pm 10 Weeks $295, 5 weeks $175.
Painting Techniques for all levels *** 1 space left
Wed, April 19 - May 24 10:00am - 1:00pm 6 Weeks $225.
Plein Air Retreat At Parker Ranch
3 Day Workshop Fri. May 5, 1:00pm through Sun. May 7, 3:00pm
Plein Air Retreat Coastal North Carolina **2 spaces left** Thurs, Oct 12 - 15. 3 nights lodging and some meals included. Check in Thurs. - check out Sun afternoon. $485
Paint Yelapa Mexico Feb 3 - 10 6 Person Max.
6 Day painting retreat. 5 night lodging, breakfast each day, one dinner party. Check out photos from my Jan 2017 trip here
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
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!!
Happy 2016!! It's is hard to believe it's already here. I was able to take a little time off. Now, I'm looking forward to getting back the studio and classes. I have weekly classes and workshops starting soon. ***Keep an eye out for a new Abstract Workshop, with Lauren Adams, details soon.
Jan - March 1 6:15 pm - 9:30pm, 4 or 8 weeks
Tuesday Night Painting Studio - 140.00- 4 weeks, 240.00 - 8 weeks
Jan 20 - Feb 24 Wed 10am - 1 pm, 6 weeks
Painting Techniques class - 225.00
Check out all classes available online: click
, choose the Classes and Workshop heading.
Palette Knife One Day Workshops 95.00
Jan 30, Sat 10:00 - 3:00
Feb 27, Sat 10:00 - 3:00
Plein Air One Day Workshop
No stress introduction to painting plein air. 75.00
April 16, Sat 10:00 - 3:00
Sat 10:00 - 3:00
Weekend workshop at Parker Ranch
May 20 - 22
hese will begin with demos and exercises followed by working on a painting.
Coming soon - Abstract Workshop with Lauren Adams
Hope to see you out there.
Happy Painting, Dawn
Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309.
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The Stone Mountain Plein Air Event was a success. Over 50 artists turned out to compete on this rainy day. I admit, I really struggled trying to capture the grays. What a challenge, it really shows me this is an area I really need to work on. Well, after struggling all day a rushing backt o the art center - with only 2 minuets to spare, I was happy to be awarded 2nd place and a purchase award! My painting is now in the permanent collection of the Art Station!
Above is a photo of me with my painting, " A Day in the Park" 12 x 16 and my two awards. What wonderful conclusion to a rainy day.
|My inspiration for the paint out. It was so rainy, I had to find a covered spot to paint from.|
My painting has taken a new direction this year and I'm happy to say, it was well received at my art shows. Above are a few of my favorites that found new homes. It's always a rewarding experience, but these, I'll miss. Time to get back in the studio!
SUMMER ON THE ROAD -
much of the summer traveling, it's great to get back home and regroup. I had a wonderful time painting, learning, making new friends and catching up with friends I only see once a year. I hit the upper Adirondacks in June and then Mystic CT, Mount Gretna PA, then on to Cary NC - and can you believe the weather was perfect?
Judges Choice award at the Mount Gretna Art Festival
Aug 29 3 - 6
Painting demo and sale Whole Foods Briar Cliff , Atlanta GA
Sept 26 8 - 6
Stone Mountain Plein Air Paint Out,
Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta GA
Sept 19 - 20
Alexander Art Festival, Alexandria,VA
Oct 10 - 11
Brookhaven Art Festival , Brookhaven
Oct 24 -25
Atlanta art Festival , Piedmont Park, Atlanta GA
Class Schedule **
15 - Nov 10 6:15 - 9:30
Sept 16 - Oct 21 Wed 10:00 am - 1:00pm
Joy of Painting, T
Oct 3 Sat 10:00 - 3:00
Intro to Plein Air
Oct 9-11, Fri - Sun
Painting Retreat at the Parker Ranch
Nov 11 - Dec 9, Wed 10am - 1 pm
November 14 - 15, Sat & Sun 10 - 3
Dec 1 - Dec 15, 6:15 pm - 9:30pm
Tues Painting Studio
**classes held at DawnArt Studios, 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309, unless noted.
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Hope to see you out there.
Happy fall, Dawn
Celebrating 11 years of painting together - June 7, 2:30 - 5:30
I know I am going to have to come up with a new website before too long and streamline all my info, but until then, I have finally put my new work up on my
. So if you get a chance, check it out. I would appreciate any feed back.
Can't believe spring quarter is coming to an end!
Rob made his savory gumbo for the last class. He makes it all from scratch and it's a real treat. It ended up turning into a real party and we all had a great time! I know it doesn't look like any painting is getting done, but there was a little progress tonight before the food came out.
Part of the fun in taking an ongoing class is getting to know everyone and having a little fun!
This is the first or my shabby-sheik painting racks.
It should hold at least 10 canvases up to 2" high.
I've limited my self to just one building project a quarter. Otherwise I'd never get any painting done!
Over this break I'm going to build storage / drying racks for the class. These will go in the kitchen and I'm hoping these will add enough storage space to accommodate everyone. And...well, if I get enough time, I'd really like to build a few more of my second generation studio tables. They've been a big hit in the classes and they save a lot of space as well.
It's come a long way since this summer. Now that the class rooms are finished, time to tackle the kitchen.
Cheers! - Dawn
Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 Jan 13 - March 3
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
January 13 - March 3, Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30
This course emphasizes artistic development in a relaxed and fun studio environment with a variety of music to keep you motivated. You will work on your own projects, using any medium you choose, You are encouraged to pursue individual interests and further develop your unique style. Self expression is the joy of painting. My goal is to help you get the art inside you on to the canvas through guidance, motivation and demonstrations of techniques. There will be class demos as well as individual assistance. Bring your painting supplies and reference materials to the first class sessions and be prepared to work. This is an on going class that offers a lot of flexibility for the students. You can always make up missed classes. If you know you will miss a few classes, just sign up for 4 weeks and come any time over the 8 week class.
Be a part of it, ongoing students are invited to participate in the 11 annual art show at Binders. Please contact the instructor with any questions about materials and what to bring for the first class. This class is open to all students regardless of your level of training or ability. Beginners welcome. You can leave your materials in the studio while taking classes. Tables, chairs, and storage shelves are available. If you work on an easel, you’ll need to bring your own. I do have a few extras, but I can’t guarantee one for every class.
Click on the link below to register online or pay in the first class
8 week session 240.00
4 week session 140.00
DawnArt Studios LLC 180 11th ST NE, Atlanta Ga 30309
404 399 0853
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 404.872.5338