Announcements, new work, journal entries…
Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society 13th National Exhibition
"Thinking of You", Burchfield Penney Art Center for International Watercolor Award
“As artists, what we choose to paint is key, but how we choose to look at our subjects is at least as crucial. The composition here - the pleasing arrangement of the shapes of light and dark, along with a flawlessly breezy technique, result in a beautifully successful watercolor.” - Thomas W. Schaller
Philadelphia Watercolor Society's International Exhibition of Works on Paper
Splash 17 Inspiring Subjects
Edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf
is available from Northlight Books
My painting, Fountain, has been included!
Painters have good and bad days with their work. It is hard to decide if one should work through the bad day or walk away and do something else. Walk away too many times and you may be blocked altogether.
Not able to comfortably stomp out of figure group today, I started another drawing. Without expectations, the drawing was much better. That is more of the work around a bad day approach.
Working on tiny watercolor paintings for a change of pace. They can be little jewels.
Practicing what I've learned recently in oil painting. It's challenging to meld it all into good studio practice and accomplish a painting at the same time.
I attended the Painting Best Practices Workshop with George O'Hanlon and Tatiana Zaytseva of Natural Pigments. The 3 day class clarifies much that confuses a painter about the alchemy of oil painting. The relationships among substrates, grounds, paints, oils, solvents, mediums, varnishes - what goes with what, what they are good for, what can go wrong, when to use them. It is a jumble that can be slowly and meticulously explained. When scientific rationale is given, the information is easier to process. However, I'm still processing.
Teaching a 6 week oil painting class at The Art Stop beginning November 30th.The class will focus on portraiture from photos, however if still life is preferred, you can work on that as well.
The class will be on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 and will run to January 4, 2016.