Friday, January 31, 2014

A Few of my favorites from the 30 Day Painting Challenge


This has really pushed me in the studio. I enjoy the challenge, but happy to slow down and explore ideas that take more time than a day. I really think this is a great way to improve your paintings.

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March 18 Tues Painting Studio
May 3 Color Confidence 1 10 - 3:00
May 10 Palette Knife workshop; Reflections on water

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Painting Day 30!

I did it - with 20 minutes to spare - Yay! I decided to have a lot of fun with my last painting in the challenge. "Big Sky" 12 x 12 oil on panel palette knife painting,
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March 18 Tues Painting Studio
May 3 Color Confidence 1 10 - 3:00
May 10 Palette Knife workshop; Reflections on water


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Painting Day 29 - Almost there!



"Foxy Business" 12x12 oil on panel, palette knife painting
This is a subject I had to add in with my local paintings. Street scenes have always been a challenge, so I am enjoying the practice. Until tomorrow, Dawn
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Painting Day 28!

"Away From it All" 30x48 oil on canvas
WooHoo, finished a big one. That always makes for a happy day in the studio.

In other news, this pretty much sums up Atlanta the day after our big storm.

Until tomorrow!


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Painting Day 27

5x7 Vintage Atlanta WGST 920"  oil on panel, palette knife painting.
Glad to wrap up my painting of the day. Now that I am finished, I can go inside and warm my toes!!! What a day. The snow wasn't supposed to hit Atlanta, but hit it  did! I was so worried about Rob out on the roads, but he made home safely, even though he had to walk the last couple of miles.YAY!  Below photos of the studio.
This is the first time the art van has seen snow!
Until tomorrow!

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Painting Day 26


"Lucky Strike" study one. A friend had this in painting class last week and I loved the shape. Chris was kind enough to give me this fabulous bowling pin. What fun! I am so looking forward to working with this. Who know what I will be able to come up with.

I am so happy to be back home and in to the comfort of my studio.
Home Sweet home!!!!  

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Painting Day 25 - Still in Sunny Florida

It warmed up for a both this afternoon, which was delightful! Can't say the same about my paintings. I had a few slow starts and I just wasn't happy with the color, composition, yada, yada, yada!!! So here is what I could come up with before the sun went down!  12x16 oil on panel.

This is the last day of the painting trip. I had a great time and only wish the weather had been a little better. Goodbye to all my painting friends, until next year!


Find out more about the event Chautauqua DeFuniak

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT AND WET PAINT ART SHOW

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

RECEPTION, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., LAKESIDE BUILDING, 1290 CIRCLE DRIVE.  FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC.

LakeYard, Circle DrivePlein Air Paint Out - Professional artists will be dotting the Lake Yard landscape to paint their individual conception of activities, buildings, people and whatever else they envision going on in this area.  Observe the artists at work.  Individual finished works of art will be on display in the Hall of Brotherhood as they dry and will be available for purchase. 

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Painting Day 24


 Brrrr. My coldest day out painting this year! I can't believe it's sleeting in Florida

Remember the fontain I painted yesterday?
This is what I could get done before I just got too cold. I didn't bring warm enough clothes. Who knew?!? I don't know how northern plein air artists do it!

The inspiration, I just love this house. Reminds me of New Orleans

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT AND WET PAINT ART SHOW

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

RECEPTION, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., LAKESIDE BUILDING, 1290 CIRCLE DRIVE.  FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC.

LakeYard, Circle Drive
Plein Air Paint Out - Professional artists will be dotting the Lake Yard landscape to paint their individual conception of activities, buildings, people and whatever else they envision going on in this area.  Observe the artists at work.  Individual finished works of art will be on display in the Hall of Brotherhood as they dry and will be available for purchase. 
Find out more about the Event  Chautauqua DeFuniak
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Painting Day 23 in Florida

"Just 'cause it's sunny doesn't mean it's warm!" 5x7 oil on canvas. Okay, I knew it was going to be cold, but I wasn't prepared for the wind. It might have gotten up to 40, but I was still chilly all day. Oh, well, at least I 'm here in sunny Florida painting up a storm!

Apparently my subject wasn't very warm either. Just as I started  my painting, he went in to warm up and never can back! I ended up just having to make someone up to be the artist at work. Maybe I should title this on "Union Break". Haha! Tomorrow should be cooler, so I'll be wearing more layers for sure. Saturdays weather should be perfect!!












                                                                   

 Until tomorrow, Dawn

Find out more about the event Chautauqua DeFuniak

PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT AND WET PAINT ART SHOW

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

RECEPTION, 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., LAKESIDE BUILDING, 1290 CIRCLE DRIVE.  FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC.

LakeYard, Circle Drive
Plein Air Paint Out - Professional artists will be dotting the Lake Yard landscape to paint their individual conception of activities, buildings, people and whatever else they envision going on in this area.  Observe the artists at work.  Individual finished works of art will be on display in the Hall of Brotherhood as they dry and will be available for purchase. 
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Painting Day 22

"Follow Me" 12x12 oil on canvas palette kike painting
Okay, I have my painting for the day and now I am off to sunny Florida  for a 4 day plein air painting event. If only I can just beam myself there!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Painting Day 21

This is a study for a larger painting, "Ocean Breeze"12 x 24 oil on canvas

What a nutty day! I am packing for a 4 day plein air paint out in Florida. Leaving tomorrow, YAY!
I have a painting class tonight and one in the morning and then I am Florida bound. So, I may not get my post up in time tomorrow. We'll see how the drive goes.

Until tomorrow,
Dawn
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Painting Day 20


"Take Me to the Movies" 5x7 oil on canvas. Another local scene for today. It feels good to be finished with my daily painting, so now I can get to work on larger pieces.
Until tomorrow, Dawn

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Jan 14  Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30***FUL***
Feb 22  Paint with Color Confidence 2 10 - 3:00
Mar 8    Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skys 10 - 3:00

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Painting Day 19

"Anyway the Wind Blows" 12x12 oil on canvas.
After a fantastic weekend(Teaching a color theory workshop, hanging out with out of town friends, a great yoga class at Atlanta Hot Yoga) I was ready to hit the studio to paint my 19th paint this month. Isn't that nuts? I can't believe it's been 19 days. Only 11 more paintings and I will have finished my 30 painting in 30 days challenge. A big thank you to Leslie Saeta for putting this all together for us. If you haven't heard about Leslie you should check out her website. She is a great artist, teacher, and advocate for artists. Every week she host a blog radio show, Artist Helping Artist, that is just full of great tips. Check it out!
Happy painting!                             
Classes start back soon.
Jan 14  Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 *** FULL***
Feb 22  Paint with Color Confidence 2 10 - 3:00
Mar 8    Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skys 10 - 3:00










Saturday, January 18, 2014

Painting Day 18 & Color Confidence Workshop

"Spicy Salsa" 9x12 Acrylic on canvas. 

I just spent the past 6 hours talking about my favorite thing - color! This morning, a great group of students joined me at Callanwolde for a Painting with Color Confidence Workshop, and it was a blast. I love their energy and great questions. I think everyone went home with a new handle on how to mix and mange their colors. Thank everyone!

Below is my demo from class. We spent the first part of class talking about the importance of pure color and value. Then we talked about neutrals. I gave demos and exercises on how to neutralize or gray a pure color. After our lunch break we tackled  a still life to practice all that  color knowledge. 

Fabulous artists at work! Thanks for coming out and expanding your color knowledge with me!
Getting ready to start the still life paying close attention to color mixing



Happy Painting!
Until tomorrow . Dawn
Jan 14  Tues Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30  ** FULL***








Thursday, January 16, 2014

Painting Day 17

"Lazy Day on the River" 16x20 oil on canvas, palette knife painting.

Yay, another one for the finished rack. 

I am teaching a workshop in the morning, so now I had better get my supplies together and finish my demos. 

Happy Friday!








Painting Day 16

"Sunset Sail" 12 x 16 oil on canvas, palette knife painting.


After spending all day woking on the computer, it was a relief to get out to the studio and paint.
An important part of my job is photographing my work and then editing the photos to get them ready to jury into shows, print ads, website, etc... Today was the day to make a dent in that task. After a couple failed attempts, decided to hire someone to edit my booth shot.  That's always a tough one, but so important for getting into outdoor shows. 

For any of you looking to apply to out door art shows you should check out Larry Berman, he does a great job and his site has a lot of great tips on how to take your own photo.


I still have room in my Color Confidence Workshop this weekend. This is a great class to help you control you color mixing.
Until tomorrow,

Dawn

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Painting Day 15

"Get'en While They're Hot!" 5 x 7 palette knife painting. On my busy days I'm working on classic Atlanta scenes. This is the latest. Hopefully, if I keep at them, they'll get better!


Over the weekend I was able to build new painting surfaces for my next series. YAY!  I started this one today after my fantastic class at C4. More on that later, until tomorrow! Dawn


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Painting Day 12

After another busy day in the studio, I painted another small Atlanta classic. Once again, I'm unhappy with the lettering. Something to work on in the future, I'm sticking with the palette knife for these. Sure to improve with time. All the best, Dawn

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Painting Day 11


"Majestic" 5x7 - Another Atlanta classic. I'm having fun with these, although I would really like clean up the lettering a little bit. Maybe when it dries.
"Majestic" 5x7oil on canvas, palette knife painting

Since we finally had a day without rain or freezing temperatures, I spent most of it ripping wood to size for frame and painting surface. I mean, who knows when we'll have another nice day. The weather has been so crazy lately!
Getting as much wood cut before it freakin' rains again.

Now that I have it ripped to size, I can nail then together to make my framing molding. It was dark before I finished, so I'll post pics later on how to make a floater frame.

Happy Saturday, Dawn

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Painting day 10 - Just in the nick of time

"WhatayaHave?"   Just barely got this one done in time. Really wanted to do something I'd enjoy since I don't really paint this small, and I had to finish before midnight.
An Atlanta classic. Until tomorrow, Dawn
"What-a-ya- have" 5x7 oil on panel palette knife

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Painting Day 9

Woohoo! Finished with painting 9.... I think. This I another one for my "Homecoming" series.
Untitled at the moment, 20x30 oil on canvas, palette knife painting
One thing about this daily painting challenge, I am always finishing after dark so the photos are terrible. Hopefully soon, I can get a little ahead. Happy painting, Dawn

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Painting Day 8

Another painting I can move to the finished pile! I have been fiddling with this one for a while and each time I thought it was ready to frame, I'd pull it out. Something just wasn't right. Well, this time I think I have it.
 "Golden Sunset" 20 x 24 Oil on canvas. Palette knife painting


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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Painting Day 7

Baby, it's cold out there. I could only get the studio up to 30 degrees today. Burr!
So it's a great day to paint "Sunny Delight" 9x12 oil on canvas, palette knife painting.
"Sunny Delight" 9x12 oil on canvas, palette knife painting.
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Painting Day 6

Party Lights!  I still need to work on the lights and the cord, but it's 39 degrees in my studio. So I am done for the day. Time to go in and warm my toes.  Until tomorrow, Dawn
"Party lights" 12x12 oil on canvas

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Painting Day 5!

For part of the challenge I wanted resolve up my stack of unfinished paintings. It's always so much fun to start a new painting, I seem to forget to back and finish. Opps. I think this one is about there. So....that means I can start a new one tomorrow, YAY!
This is from a photo I took while at the botanical gardens in Hershey, PA.
Sorry about the horrible photo again, it's tough to get a good photo in the studio
12x12 oil on canvas palette knife painting.

Until tomorrow,
Dawn

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