Monday, March 29, 2010

Painting process

First I have to find the inspiration. This is a photo taken in Lancaster PA.

Then I lay out the composition on the canvas. Canvas size is 48 x 36. Next it is layering the underneath color. These will be the colors that show through the spaces in the top layers.

The next step is building the shapes and unifying the color.

I'm getting close to finishing this one. I'll be sure to post a photo of the finished painting.



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Art in the afternoon

Stop by to see my latest work and enjoy light appetizers and refreshments while experiencing art in casual settings. In keeping with Art in the Afternoon’s traditions, you will be able to talk with the artists to discover what inspires their work.

An impressive list of plein air artists, glass artists, pottery and jewelry artisans and fine artists have signed up for the first three Saturdays in April, May and June. Artists include Bart Webb, Jim Loftus, Dawn Kinney Martin and Mohamed el Ganoby in April, Mike Melia, Holle Black and Jill Bates in May and Peg Blackley, Jessica Gonacha and Sarah Watts in June.

New this year, attendance is free. And yes, you can still purchase the artwork you love.

“This year, we’re focusing on emerging artists and affordable art in keeping with the economy,” says Jen Singh, Art in the Afternoon chair. “Another format change is the lack of ticket sales. The focus is truly on the artists and our patrons.”

April Artists

Walking map to artists

View Avondale Estates Arts Map in a larger map

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gallery reception for Jen Singh, March 13th 5- 10PM

Come meet the whimisical art behind a beautiful face!

Jen Singh's work combines mixed media, collage, ink linework and painting. Jen is a favorite in the Decatur-Avondale area for her volunteer efforts to support the artist community. But she is a great talent in her own right, with an amazing range of skills.

Look for the recurring theme of birds in many of her works.

The Gallery will provide light hors d'oeuvres and beverages during the reception. Plus, if the weather is pleasant, we'll open our outdoor artist market in front of the Gallery. Free to attend. Join us!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Studio News 3/3/10

I finally finished the "Old World" Commission! YEAA! The client stopped by the studio this weekend and she was very happy...and that makes me happy. I am looking forward to beginning new and excited paintings.



Monday, March 1, 2010

New work at Signature Studios in Destin

I took new work to Signature Studios the week. It is a neat gallery in Destin. They have been showing my work since November and so far the sales have been strong. My work hangs in the cafe area. They hold classes and light lunches there.

Signature Studios
36062 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541