Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dawn Art at the Decatur Arts Alliance

"Waterlilies"   Dawn Kinney Martin
Dear Dawn Kinney,
You're invited! The Decatur Arts Alliance will celebrate its inaugural art exhibition at the  location in downtown Decatur on March 8, 6 -9 PM. The Featured artist is Dawn Kinney Martin and will include her new paintings created for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

Opening Celebration
March 8, 6-9 PM

Join the Decatur Arts Alliance celebrate its inaugural art exhibition in the new location. Fresh new walls and a great new art gallery. Dawn Kinney Martin will be showing through April 2nd. Dawn started the new year off with a 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, stop by to find out more about the challenge and see the results.  

Big Sky 

Decatur Arts Alliance
The Decatur Arts Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that promotes the arts and arts education in Decatur, Georgia. For more information about us or if you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please email info@decaturartsalliance.org

Monday, February 25, 2013

Swept Away!

Picking up Speed! 30x36  Mixed Media $1400

I am so happy to finally finish this one. I have been 95% finished for months and just hadn't had the time in the studio to make it happen. Seems like I have been behind on my work since the new year started. I have just finished a commission I've been working on, so I should be able to focus back on my projects. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

The last day of our 3 day workshop

Fun in the Sun
12x12 oil  SOLD with black floater frame

Just painting away
I really enjoyed my time in the workshop. I was very rewarding to get out of my studio and get to know and work with other artists. Leslie was a great teacher and a lot of fun to be around. So bummed I had to miss the gourmet dinner she cook for all of us. You can check her out at http://www.saetastudio.com/Leslie_Saeta_fine_Art/Home.html
What a great job from all the class artist.
Happy Painting!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Painting 26

Painting 26 8"x10" oil on wood. Sold
I had a great time painting in Florida, but glad to be back home.
Until tomorrow,

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3 Day Palette Knife Workshop

Sometimes it's just great to take an art class and learn from new and different artists.
 I'm taking a palette knife workshop with Leslie Saeta this week and so far it's been a blast.
To begin with we painted a value study. Always an important step when looking for the design in your painting.

Next we painted a similar still life, but with color this time. This wraps up our first day and it was a lot of fun.
Day 2; Leslie painting a demo for us. I really like the way she has broken things down into steps.

 Leslie working away.
This is what I worked on today. 2-12"x12" canvases.
Now off to my evening class at SCAD. 
Teaching, instead of being a student, but I'll be back as student tomorrow morning. I think we are painting boats. Yay!!

Happy Painting,


Monday, February 11, 2013

Big Sky - Big Color!!48"x48"

48"x48" Big Sky
My first big painting since the 30 day challenge, 30 paintings in 30 days. It felt wonderful to be back in the studio and work big and bold again. I would like to work on series of the large landscapes and see where I can take it.

Happy painting!

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