Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hitting the road

I leave in the morning for my 5 week road trip. 5 fine art shows in a row.
I will start in Ocean City NJ . The Board walk show is held Friday through Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 10 - 4
I am booth number 166, between 9th and 10th Street. If you are in the area, stop by and see me

This is a photo of the paintings I have been working on. I am going to take these with me. I hope to finish the large one,  48 x 36, "View from La Falconara" on the trip.

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1st Panting from Italy

I have finally finished my 1st painting from Italy. This is a cute delicatessen in Siena. The painting is 20" x 20" without the frame.
You  can see the black and white photo I used for the painting. Oh, how I wish I had taken a better photo! The arches were murder without a reference. The streets were so narrow that it was tough to get a good photo.  I have also included photos of the other 2 paintings I have finished this week, "Wild Fruit". These are 12" x 12" without the frame.  Check back soon and to see the next Italy painting I am working on, "View from La Falconara".



Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Seminars art party!

Well, the week has come to an end.  All the students have worked so hard and it shows. Just take a look at the work they have accomplished. Many of these students have not even worked in these mediums before. It is amazing to see the progress in just 5 days.

Works in Progress. Week 2 of Scad Summer Seminars

Week 2
All new students have flocked to Scad Atlanta for an intensive week of learning and fun.
These are exceptional high school student from all over the country who have applied and been accepted to Scad Atlanta for the week.  I am teaching a 2 and half hour panting workshop in the morning and a 2 and a half hour still life drawing workshop in the afternoon. See the photos below of the classes at work

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Scad art party is finally here!

Everyone worked really hard and had a great time. I could see a lot of progress in such a short time.  So now it is time for the art party!! 
Family and friends came out to see what these young artist have been up to all week. I had the pleasure of meeting several parents tonight and you could tell how proud they were.
We had students from all over the US, so a lot of new friendships were formed this week, and what better way to celebrate than an art party. Check out these great pictures from the show.

Drawing for the final show

The drawing class has been on a series of drawing leading up to the final exercise. They picked their favorite technique from the week and used that for the 2 day project.

Painting students working hard for the show

The assignment was pretty complicated, but I think the results will be worth it. First, I took a photo of each student. Looking at the photo, they numbered each value 1 through 7. Next,they are to create a self portrait using a single color for each value in the photograph.


Thursday, July 10, 2008


Congratulation Bianca !
Featured student of the week.
We all love the floating hat.

Here are a few photos from class. The students have started their final project, which is a still life.  They can use the medium of their choice, but they must be finished by 4:00 on Friday.

Check back tomorrow and see the completed projects and photos of the art show from all the classes


We are almost finished with the first week of SCAD summer series. Here are a few photos from the painting class. Check in tomorrow to see their completed  projects.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Scott Eakin @ Starbucks

Good Evening All
I wanted to forward this out to all of you. Scott Eakin from the SCAD class will have some his work on display at Starbucks on Briarcliff. Check it out if you get a chance.

I'm glad to let you know that I have art in public again, 6 pieces in Starbucks on the corner of Briarcliff and La Vista.  The work will be there throughout the month of July.  If you do stop by the store, let me know what you think.  Here is a link to one of the pieces on display. 
Scott Eakin

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Feature students of the week!

                                                             Kathryn Bomar

                                                            Debbie Ezell  

Both of these students finished a painting in just 3 classes. Congratulations Kathryn and Debbie!!

Well, we have finished classes for the summer.  When classes start back in the fall, I think it will be fun to feature different students every week. Something to look forward to.
Classes will begin at Spruill on September 16th and will still be on Tuesday from 1:00 - 3:30.

                                Artist hard at work on the last class at Spruill Annex.

I want to thank you all for your hard work this summer. Have a great 4th of July and I will see you in September.


A stop over in Scottsboro Alabama

We are back in Atlanta, although the area in Tuscumbia is beautiful, it is nice to be home.
I had a good show and on the way home we stopped in Scottsboro, Al to visit the Unclaimed Baggage store. What fun! We also walked through the town and did a little antiquing. We found a few great deals.  If you are in the area , I highly suggest  a stop over. 

To the  right are photos of my booth from the show and of Spring Park where the  show was held. I would have taken a few photos of Scottsboro, but I packed the camera and could not find it - oops!