Still time to sign up for classes!

I have room for one more in the Wed morning class and 1 for the 5 week session on Tuesday nights. Join me if you can. Classes start this week!


Favorite Subject For Painting

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.

Looking Forward to Spring

This time of the year, it's super easy to yearn for spring blooms and sunny days. I know it's just around the corner!!

Here is today's palette knife demo for my Wed Morning Techniques Class.

"Looking Forward to Spring" 12x12 oil on panel

You can check up upcoming classes below. We wrapped up the Wed class today, but I'll start back March 30th. Check it out and join us if you can. Class size limited to 6.

Happy painting,


Studio Tip: What do you get when you cross a paper towel roll and a saw?

I was tired of wasting paper towels in the studio or being to cheap to get a clean one, so I thought I'd try cutting a role down in the shop. By cutting the roll into three sections, I have the perfect size to clean my brushes and knives without waste! Hallelujah   Why did it take me so long to come up with this??

Cheers, Dawn

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Let's get back to 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

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Palette Knife One Day Workshops 95.00

Sunflowers - 

 Jan 30, Sat  10:00 - 3:00

Boats -  

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

May 7, 

Sat 10:00 - 3:00

Weekend workshop at Parker Ranch

May 20 - 22  

More Info


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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Summer Art Openings and Classes

Art Gone Wild

  It's that time of year again - Plein Air Paint Out in Zoo Atlanta! 

The event started today and will be going on through out the week. Stop by the Zoo and you will find over 30 artists around the park creating great works of art. So come out  to the zoo and check out the additional "wild Life" in the park.  You won't want to miss the Art show and Silent auction at the Zoo on June 13, 6 - 9 pm. The works created in the park will be on display and available for purchase. A great event and fundraiser for the zoo!  Find out more about the event here -

Momentum 2015  

Opening Reception Sunday, June 7, 2:30 - 5:30

Stop by the Binders Limelight Gallery and help us celebrate

The Tuesday Night Studio's 11th anniversary art show.

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.

Join us if you can!

Summer Classes

I'm heading up to paint in the Adirondacks, but will be back in time to  hold a 4 week Tuesday night class before heading back up north. This time to paint in New England. YAY!!

Tuesday Open Studio

June 30 - July 21