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.

Pittsburgh - This Weekend

Shady Side Art Festival on Walnut Street - Booth #57 at Walnut and S. Aiken

When:

  • 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

739 Bellefonte St in Pittsburgh, PA

Cost: Free Admission

RSVP:

RSVP Here

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)

Time to finish!

All of us get so excited about the next painting or next project. I love to get started! But as the days go by and so many things need attention, it can be hard to keep that energy going......and finish the painting! So, over the holiday break from classes, I am going to tackle my homework pile. This 30" x 40" painting is the first on my list. Time to revisit Vernazza and see if I can finish it. This poor thing has been sitting in the studio for years, just waiting on 


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 - 

http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/artgonewild#u-zktY

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

Dogwoods are in bloom in Atlanta

After painting for months, I am so excited the

Dogwood Festiva

l is almost here! I have all new

paintings and I can wait to see what people think.

Artist Market hours

Friday 12 - 7

Saturday 10 - 7

Sunday 10 - 7

I'll be in booth 120 close to the 14th street entrance off Piedmont.

There are so many great things to do at the

Dogwood Festival

. Music last until 11PM Friday and Saturday. There will be cooking and painting demos. Come out and enjoy the show.

It's going to be a beautiful weekend!!

Check out the website for a list of all the events.

Hope to see you there!

Dawn

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Capture the Light Dec 13 @ Spruill


Capture the Light Dec 13 @ Spruill

Spruill Art Center
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, 
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770 394-3447
130.00 or 110.00 for members


In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore techniques used to create expressive paintings with a palette knife. Working with a palette knife to create a broad range of textures, students learn the nuances of value, working wet in wet, and layering in order to keep colors rich and vibrant.  There will be an emphasis on color missing and keep you colors clean (no muddy colors) This course will begin with a demo to cover the basic approach.  Demonstrations will continue as well as working one on one with the students as you work on your paintings. All levels welcome. Appropriate for beginners. The class will be taught using oils. Please contact instructor at dawn@dawnart.com with any questions.




Happy painting!                             
Classes start back soon.
Dec 2, 9, 16  Mini Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30  DawnArtStudios
Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill

Winter Schedule in the works

Jan 7  Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks  Callanwolde
Feb 7  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Feb 21 Palette Knife Workshop : Vibrant Sky AME

March 28 Color Confidence 2 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios

Northern Adventures!

A few highlights from my trip. Make sure to check out the cyclist with a dog stand. 

Every August I flee the Atlanta heat and head up north for weeks of painting and shows.

I start the month off in Provincetown, MA, with my dear friend Rosemarie. We met in a workshop several years back and now have a standing painting date for the week in P'town.  Even with the overcast days this year, the light and ocean were just wonderful. I look forward to this week all year!

After my show in CT and a few days at Rosemarie's house I head over to Pennsylvania for a show and a visit with one of my favorite couples, Art and Margaret Thorn.  They are generous enough to put me up for a few days during the show. It's just so much fun hanging out and hearing about how their year has been.

Fortunately the shows were good this year. I sold several big paintings and even won an award this year at Gretna. While that is always great, what makes this trip so special is the time I get to spend with friends.

Until next year!!

Dawn

Happy painting!                             

Classes start back soon.

Sept 23  

Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 4 or 8 weeks

Sept 27

Palette Knife Workshop: Fall Trees

Sept 28  

Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop

Oct 1 

W

ed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks

Oct 10 - 12

Weekend Plein air workshop - Parker Ranch in Clayton GA * Fall Trees Should be Beautiful*

Nov 1

Palette Knife Workshop : Landscape

Nov 8

Color Confidence 2 Painting Workshop

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Painting the week away in P'Town!

There have been a lot of gray days this year for our annual painting trip, but it has been a great challenge to try to capture the overcast sky. My friend Rosemarie and I spend the first week of August painting away in Provincetown MA, and this is the first year it has rained. The rain has been light and the fog has been beautiful, so I have really enjoyed the challenge..almost as much as hanging out with one of my favorite painting peeps, Rosemarie Mendes!!

Palette Knife Workshop this weekend

Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skies


Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skies
July 19  Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm, 1 Day
Spruill Art Center
404.872.5338
Atlanta, GA

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Supply List
Directions

Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skies
In this fun and quick-paced course, students explore
techniques used to create expressive paintings with
a palette knife. Working with a palette knife as well as
with paint additives to create a broad range of textures,
students learn the nuances of value working wet in wet
and layering in order to keep colors rich and vibrant. This
course will begin with painting demo to cover the basic
approach and continue with demos and working one
on one with the students. Appropriate for beginners.
The class will be taught using oils but you may use
Acrylics. Supply list online; please touch base with Dawn
(dawn@dawnart.com) if you have questions. Bring something for lunch and drinks. 
. Min. 4, max. 10.

Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           

July 27 Color 2 - Controlling  Your Color Mixtures

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Paint with Color Confidence Sept 28, 10 – 3:00

1 Day workshop 10 - 3:00 Sun, Sept 28, Color 1 Class


1 Day workshop 10 - 3:00  Sun, Sept 28, Color 1 Class
DawnArt Studios
180 11th St NE, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
dawn@dawnart.com

Paint with Color Confidence! Have you been struggling trying to controlling color in your art? Do you mix a lot of mud? Well, no more. This class will have you painting with color confidence.
You will learn about pure color and why it is so important, how to bend a color, how to use the color wheel to lighten and darken your colors, and more. The first half of the workshop will demonstrate the color mixing lessons, then students will be able to apply their new knowledge with a painting. You will finish a painting in class and you are going to love it! All levels welcome.


DawnArt Studios LLC 180 11th ST NE, Atlanta Ga 30309
404 399 0853
Click on the  photo link below to register online, by email dawn@dawnart.com
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Classes start back soon.
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks

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Palette Knife Workshop: Refections on Water

Palette Knife Workshop: Refections on Water - May 10th 10:00 - 3:00 - Still a few spaces available.

Palette Knife Workshop: Reflection on Water
Fun and quick-paced course, explore techniques used to create expressive paintings with a palette knife. Learn the nuances of value working wet in wet and layering in order to keep colors rich and vibrant. Begins with demo to cover the basic approach and continues with demos and working one on one with the students.Appropriate for all levels, beginners welcome. Taught using oils; acrylics are welcome.Please contact me with any questions (dawn@dawnart.com) with questions. 
Min. 4, max. 10.

Callanwolde Art Center  404.872.5338  
Atlanta, GA
Class Code 7308 
Saturday, May 10 $105
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Happy painting!  
Dawn
                                                                                    
May 10 Palette Knife workshop; Reflections on water
May 30th- June 1 Weekend  Painting Retreat

Summer Quarter - more info coming soon
June 28 Color Confidence1 10 - 3:00
July 19 Palette Knife Workshop  vibrate skies 10 - 3:00
July 26 Palette Knife Workshop  trees 10 - 3:00

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Happy Spring Ya'll

Update  - I just touched this up in the studio and I think I'm happy with it. I have been trying for awhile to figure out how paint the scrubby trees as they are just coming out to bloom.



What a great day to be out there painting! A good start for spring. I went back to the Nature Reserve this week and tried to finish my painting from last week. 

I was listening to the book"Julia Child" while painting today, I got so involved,  I forgot to snap a photo before leaving. Here's what I got done today.

Have a great day!

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On the Easel Today

The fourth painting in my fall series. I started this in my open studio painting class last night and was able to work on it a little bit more this evening. I know this probably looks like a painting about a river in a field, but it's really about moving color back and forth in space. That's why I love painting, there is always a new challenge to work on.

Happy painting!                           


March 18 Tues Painting Studio
May 3 Color Confidence 1 10 - 3:00
May 10 Palette Knife workshop; Reflections on water

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Painting Day 16

"Sunset Sail" 12 x 16 oil on canvas, palette knife painting.


After spending all day woking on the computer, it was a relief to get out to the studio and paint.
An important part of my job is photographing my work and then editing the photos to get them ready to jury into shows, print ads, website, etc... Today was the day to make a dent in that task. After a couple failed attempts, decided to hire someone to edit my booth shot.  That's always a tough one, but so important for getting into outdoor shows. 

For any of you looking to apply to out door art shows you should check out Larry Berman, he does a great job and his site has a lot of great tips on how to take your own photo.


I still have room in my Color Confidence Workshop this weekend. This is a great class to help you control you color mixing.
Until tomorrow,

Dawn

Painting day 10 - Just in the nick of time

"WhatayaHave?"   Just barely got this one done in time. Really wanted to do something I'd enjoy since I don't really paint this small, and I had to finish before midnight.
An Atlanta classic. Until tomorrow, Dawn
"What-a-ya- have" 5x7 oil on panel palette knife

Classes start back next week. See the full list here

Plain air Thursdays will start back Jan 30 - weather permitting.
 Find out more on my class Facebook page
or email me with question  dawn@dawnart.com

Happy painting ya'll!