Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Late Roses

....painted the above scene a few weeks ago at a beautiful vegetable and flower farm in the North Georgia mountains.  I was able to join a group of painter friends there for an enjoyable day of painting. 

...some upcoming plein air festivals, which I'll be participating (in)...

...   Cashiers NC Plein AIr Festival, July national artists, beautiful, cool, mountain setting....
....  San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival,   Oct 1-7.....13th annual......premier event...painting all around the beautiful central coast

If you happen to be anywhere near these areas, please drop by and check out the festival action and/or the final show/reception

Also, for those interested,  stay tuned for some upcoming dates for my workshops and classes later this summer and early fall...


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More May Days

Well, hello again,

quick note: still room in my Tuesday night class at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art......starts this Tuesday, (may 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm).  So, hurry! (info at museum website, listed on right side margin. 

Posted above is another painting from the 4th annual Gadsden festival, held several weeks ago.  One day we were invited to paint in the historic home district there, and I decided to wander off the main area a bit, finding this beautiful craftsman style home, circa (approx) 1924. It took a bit longer than usual to render all the architectural twists and turns, so I had to remind myself that the primary goal was not to create an illustration, but rather, a painting; showing evidence of light and color particular to the existing conditions.
It seems to be a pattern here that neighborhood residents will come by to watch, and end up sharing interesting stories about the particular house and the people that lived there through the years.  Even old secrets and gossip....makes things come to life a bit more.
I post below, some additional scenes painted at the Gadsden festival.

Because of camera difficulties and scheduling I was unable to take photos of my paintings from the Callaway Gardens festival; so am disappointed about that, as I would've liked to share them with you. It was a wonderful festival, and I hope to return next year.
As usual, I'd love to hear your comments or any questions about my work or classes. Thanks for checking in on my blog!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Days

Hello there!

I'm finally getting up to date a bit on news.  Above is a plein air painting from the Gadsden  festival, just a few weeks back.  This was one from the beautiful historic home district.
Both the Gadsden festival and Calloway Gardens festivals were very enjoyable and successful for me, but they sure flew by quickly.  The next plein air festival is in Cashiers, NC, in mid July.   Meanwhile, in the next few days and weeks, I'll plan bring you some thoughts about plein air painting and some recap on these just concluded festivals.

Also, in the meantime, for local painters.....don't forget my Monday oil painting class , at Art School/Sandy Springs starts May 14th! Hope you can join us.  Please contact the Art School website, referenced on the right column for details and registration info...


....something new......evening oil painting class at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.....!...(5:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesday nights)......Begins....May 22nd !!...Please refer to the museum website referenced on the right column for information and registration; and feel free to email me if any questions regarding the

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