Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert's talks about the creative spark

To all my creative friends. I found this to be a wonderful talk about the process of creating and containing to create your art. I don't think I've read her book, so I was surprised by what a great talk it turn out to be. Makes me want to run to the studio. Let me know if you loved it as much as I did.

Happy painting!

 Upcoming Classes                       

June 28 Color Confidence1 10 - 3:00
July 19 Palette Knife Workshop  vibrate skies 10 - 3:00
July 26 Palette Knife Workshop  trees 10 - 3:00

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dawnart in Alpharetta this weekend

"Enjoy the Journey" 48x48 oil on canvas

Painting Retreat May 30 - June 1

Mark you calendars for May 30 - June 1. The plein air group is headed to the Parker Ranch for a great weekend of plein air painting. We can come up Friday evening or Saturday morning, it's up to you! Contact Becky Hoover 
The Parker Ranch

Don't forget about our Free plein air meet ups every Thursday

New to painting? Beginner Supply list

Here is a simple supply list to get you started. Please get in touch with any questions
Supply list link

"Away From it All" 30x48 oil on canvas

Alpharetta Arts Street Festival

Sat - Sun, April 26 & 27, 10am - 6pm

2 South Main Street, Alpharetta GA 30009

I will be in booth 21 which is right there on Old Canton.
Stop by and check out my new paintings!

Presenting artists from throughout the U.S., the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is a yearly celebration of the arts in the Alpharetta Historic District.   We will close downtown streets and fill them with original high-quality art, jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, and children’s activities.

Upcoming classes and workshops

May 3, Sat 10 - 3:00  Color Confidence 1 Day workshop
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

May 10, Sat 10 - 3:00 Palette Knife Workshop: Reflections on Water

 Summer Classes will be updated soon, but I have the dates listed below.

Painting Studio. 4 or 8 weeks options
May 27 Tues evenings 6:30 - 9:30
Callanwolde Fine Art Center
Color Confidence 1 Day Workshop
June 28, Sat 10-3:00 
Spruill Art Center
Dunwoody GA 
Palette Knife Workshop: Vibrant Skys, 1 Day
July 19, Sat 10 - 3:00
Spruill Art Center
Dunwoody GA
Palette Knife Workshop: Trees, 1 Day 
July 26, Sat 10-3:00

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Atlanta Ga

Happy Painting !!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Great Thursday for Painting

After such a long standing pattern of great weather for the start of the only to lead to horrible weather on Thursdays, the pattern has finally broken and we've had a couple of nice Thursdays in a row. This week it was actually cold and rainy on Wed and Friday, but perfect for us on Thursday.

 My friend Carol and I started  Pleinairthurdays back in September. We meet each Thursday somewhere in the Atlanta area and paint plein air. We have a Facebook page for the group where we post the location each week and anyone can join us. I love the practice! I have always been an outdoorsy sort and I just love the challenge of painting on location. It has turned out to be a great way to explore the city, but really the best part is the fellowship with other artists. It's so great to out of the studio and paint with other artists.

 If you think you might want to join us, check out our page pleinairthursdays .

 After painting the afternoon away, I decided to take advantage of the location and hike Kennesaw Mountain.

 Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           

June 28 Color Confidence1 10 - 3:00
July 19 Palette Knife Workshop 10 - 3:00
July 26 Palette Knife Workshop 10 - 3:00

See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.