Monday, May 16, 2016

Blog is now on my website

Hello painting friends!

I have a new website up and running and will be hosting my blog there.
You can fine me at http://dawnart.com/dawnart/

Keep those brushes wet!!

Dawn

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Abstract Workshop this Sat



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" A Perfect Day" Dawn Kinney Martin  24 x 60 oil on canvas
 
Special Abstract Workshop by Lauren Adams this Saturday 10 - 3 
An abstract painting can evoke mood or suggest specific reference, but it can also be about painting itself.  Whether you desire to work in abstraction from nature, or purely non-representationally, you will learn to trust your intuition while exploring color and composition, and find your creative edge by pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone. Find out more and sign up Here  Feb 18 is deadline for registration

Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops,

Workshops

Palette Knife workshop: Boats on the Water, Feb 27, 10 - 3pm 1Day *** Room for 2 more***
Color Confidence Workshop March 19 - 20 10 - 3 pm 2 day workshop
No stress introduction to Plein Air painting April 16 or May 7  10 - 3pm 1 Day
Painting Retreat  at Parker Ranch Clayton GA May 20 -22 3 day workshop ( there is a 2 Day option)

Weekly classes will resume mid March

Painting Studio Tues 6:15 - 9:30 PM 4 or 8 wks
Techniques for all level   10 - 1pm 6 wks
Free Plein air meet ups each Thursday Find us at Atlanta Plein Air on FB
Hope to see you out there,
 Dawn

Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309. Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops,  Questions? Get in touch dawn@dawnart.com 



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Sunday, February 14, 2016

May 20 - 22 Palette Knife and Plein Air

Painting at Tallulah Gorge at our last trip to Parker Ranch

May 20 - 22 No Stress Plein Air at the Parker Ranch in Clayton GA


Stay together, paint together. The Parker Ranch  in Clayton Ga is a cozy gathering place. The owners, Becky and Paula have hosted my plein workshops several times and they always out do themselves to make sure everyone is comfortable.

Learn to capture the outdoor with a limited color palette and the palette knife. Working from the landscape is such a great way to improve your paintings, but it can be overwhelming when just starting out. In this class, I'll help you with tips and tricks to setting up, how to find your focus, and get started. Using a limited palette will help you with color mixing and creating harmony in your paintings.  I love the energy working with a palette knife brings to my paintings. An added bonus - no cleaning your brushes!! You will learn different ways to use the knife to get your desired effect.
Classes  Times
12 - 5 Friday, 10 - 5 Sat, & 10 - 3 Sunday

Cost $225 Includes daily instruction and demos in the field and one on one instruction throughout  the day. Nightly social hour with wine and cheese
Breakfast each morning is provided by the Ranch with your reservation.
100.00 holds your spot.

Deadline to sign up is May 14 th.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge
Becky Hoover  becky@parkersranch.com   
http://www.parkersranch.com
404-373-0566
You can request a private or shared room.

Register here

What's not included:
Lodging
Lunches and dinner
Painting supplies

Supply list 

This is a rain or shine event. Bring photos to work from just in case we have bad weather.

Here is a link  to a great post from fellow artist Lori Putman with tips for flying with you paints.
http://www.loriputnam.com/blog/taking-flight-tips-for-the-winged-artist/

*For those that arrive early on Thursday, we'll get a little painting done.
** I have a few extra plein air easels if you are new. Just let me know right away if you need one.


The Parker Ranch

The Parker Ranch is a laid back loge built in 1907 as an Atlanta family summer home in Clayton GA. It has 6 rooms all with private baths. Some are double occupancy - two beds - so you can share rooms  if you'd like, and one cabin. Clayton is just under 2 hours from Atlanta, world away. The Lodge is about one mile from town with good restaurants and lots of charm.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge
Becky Hoover  becky@parkersranch.com   
http://www.parkersranch.com
404-373-0566

Close by
Lake Burton
Dillard House
Talulah Gorge and Day Use Area


Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is made 30 (thirty) or more days prior to beginning workshop date, a full refund will be made.  If cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to beginning of workshop, half of the workshop fee will be refunded.  Cancellations of 5 days or less from beginning date of workshop, no refunds issued. If workshop is cancelled by the artist, the entire workshop fee will be refunded.  If flying, it is advised that you purchase refundable airline tickets in the event of a cancellation


Monday, January 25, 2016

Palette Knife Workshop this Sat



Palette Knife Workshop - Sunflowers, Jan 30, 10 -3

$95.00 
I have room for 2 more students if you'd like to join

n this fun and quick-paced course, students explore techniques used to create expressive paintings with a palette knife. Working with a palette knife to create a broad range of textures, students learn the nuances of value, working wet in wet and layering in order to keep colors rich and vibrant. There will be an emphasis on color mixing and keeping you colors clean (no muddy colors) This course will begin with a demo to cover the basic approach. Demonstrations will continue as well as working one on one. All levels welcome, including beginners. The class will be taught using oils.
http://dawnart.blogspot.com/p/supply-lists.html
Colors
Alizarin crimson
Hansa yellow or as yellow light
Yellow ochre
Ultramarine blue or phtalo blue
Sap green
Titanium white
12x12 panel
An assortment of palette knives
Sketch pad and pencils
Paper towels

Monday, January 18, 2016

Making Progress

Monday in the studio!! Untitled for now, 24 x 36 Oil on canvas - palette knife.
24 x 36 Oil on Canvas
Last weeks efforts.

This one started as a plein air study in Olmsted Park

Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops.
Painting Studio  Jan 12 - March 7 Tues 6:15 - 9:30 PM 4 or 8 wks
Techniques for all level  Jan 20 - Feb 24 10 - 1pm 6 wks
Palette Knife workshop: Sunflowers,  Jan 30, 10 - 3pm 1 Day
Palette Knife workshop: Boats on the Water, Feb 27, 10 - 3pm 1Day
Color Confidence Workshop March 19 - 20 10 - 3 pm 2 day workshop  *** New Date***
No stress introduction to Plein Air painting April 16 or May 7  10 - 3pm 1 Day
Painting Retreat  at Parker Ranch Clayton GA May 20 -22 3 day workshop (there is a 2 Day option)
***** New ***Abstract Workshop with Lauren Adams Feb, 20 10 - 3pm 1 Day 
Hope to see you out there,
 Dawn 
Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309. Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops.
Questions? Get in touch dawn@dawnart.com 



Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Abstract Workshop by Lauren Adams

My friend and fellow painting teacher will be offering an abstract and materials workshop at my studio Feb 20, from 10 - 3. You can find out more by clicking on the image. Supply list below.

online




SUPPLY LIST:

** Acrylic Paint Only

o   A sketchbook or pad with multimedia paper (ready to accept paint) approx. 11” x 14” or Bristol board pad approx. 11” x 14”.
o   A medium sized painting surface (around 16”x20” or larger) - canvas board, stretched canvas, or wood panel
o   Acrylic paints (2 sets of primaries plus white and a neutral):
·       cadmium red, ultramarine or cobalt blue and cadmium yellow,
·      quinacridone magenta, pthalo blue and hansa yellow
·       titanium white
·      ochre yellow, burnt umber, raw umber, OR burnt sienna
o   Brushes, bring your favorites in a variety of shapes & sizes and include ideally & a wide brush (at least 3”)


o   palette knife(s)
o   Gloss Medium (or Gloss Medium and Varnish)
o   squirt bottle for water
o   Paper towels
o   Palette (palette paper/pad, sta-wet, or plastic/paper plate)
o   Pencil
o   Blue tape or artist’s tape
o   Anything else you have on hand that seems like it might be useful



I suggest Golden, Liquitex, Winsor Newton or Utrecht. These brands are excellent for pigment load and minimal color shift. You may bring any other colors that you have. I recommend shopping at Binders, or Utrecht/Dick Blick

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Studio Tip: What do you get when you cross a paper towel roll and a saw?


I was tired of wasting paper towels in the studio or being to cheap to get a clean one, so I thought I'd try cutting a role down in the shop. By cutting the roll into three sections, I have the perfect size to clean my brushes and knives without waste! Hallelujah   Why did it take me so long to come up with this??

Cheers, Dawn

Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops.
Painting Studio  Jan 12 - March 7 Tues 6:15 - 9:30 PM 4 or 8 wks
Techniques for all level  Jan 20 - Feb 24 10 - 1pm 6 wks
Palette Knife workshop: Sunflowers,  Jan 30, 10 - 3pm 1 Day
Palette Knife workshop: Boats on the Water, Feb 27, 10 - 3pm 1Day
Color Confidence Workshop March 19 - 20 10 - 3 pm 2 day workshop  *** New Date***
No stress introduction to Plein Air painting April 16 or May 7  10 - 3pm 1 Day
Painting Retreat  at Parker Ranch Clayton GA May 20 -22 3 day workshop (there is a 2 Day option)
***** New ***Abstract Workshop with Lauren Adams Feb, 20 10 - 3pm 1 Day 
Hope to see you out there,
 Dawn 
Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309. Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops.
Questions? Get in touch dawn@dawnart.com 


Friday, January 15, 2016

Painting at Stone MT Park

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was a perfect day to hit Stone Mountain Park for an afternoon of painting, today it's rainy and cold. I hope we'll be so lucky next week. We had five painter come out.







Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops.
Painting Studio  Jan 12 - March 7 Tues 6:15 - 9:30 PM 4 or 8 wks
Techniques for all level  Jan 20 - Feb 24 10 - 1pm 6 wks
Palette Knife workshop: Sunflowers,  Jan 30, 10 - 3pm 1 Day
Palette Knife workshop: Boats on the Water, Feb 27, 10 - 3pm 1Day
Color Confidence Workshop March 19 - 20 10 - 3 pm 2 day workshop  *** New Date***
No stress introduction to Plein Air painting April 16 or May 7  10 - 3pm 1 Day
Painting Retreat  at Parker Ranch Clayton GA May 20 -22 3 day workshop ( there is a 2 Day option)
***** New ***Abstract Workshope with Lauren Adams Fed, 20 10 - 3pm 1 Day 
Hope to see you out there,
 Dawn 
Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309. Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops.
Questions? Get in touch dawn@dawnart.com 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Today Efforts - Headed to the Park

I went back around the corner today to see if I could finish this one.  Right at 4:00 the light hits the buildings just right. Now if only these people would hold still!!
9 x 12 "Headed to the Park"  oil on panel, plein air
Here's my start. Too bad I couldn't get that tandem bike in there. Such an unwilling model . : )
Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops, choose the Classes and Workshop heading.
Painting Studio  Jan 12 - March 7 Tues 6:15 - 9:30 PM 4 or 8 wks
Techniques for all level  Jan 20 - Feb 24 10 - 1pm 6 wks
Palette Knife workshop: Sunflowers,  Jan 30, 10 - 3pm 1 Day
Palette Knife workshop: Boats on the Water, Feb 27, 10 - 3pm 1Day
Color Confidence Workshop March 19 - 20 10 - 3 pm 2 day workshop
No stress introduction to Plein Air painting April 16 or May 7  10 - 3pm 1 Day
Painting Retreat  at Parker Ranch Clayton GA May 20 -22 3 day workshop ( there is a 2 Day option)
Hope to see you out there,
 Dawn 
Classes held at DawnArt Studios 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309. Check out all classes available online: click Classes and Workshops, choose the Classes and Workshop heading.
Questions? Get in touch dawn@dawnart.com 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sunny, but Cool

I didn't finish today as I had hope, but made a lot of progress. This one started as a plein air study in the Olmsted Linear Park. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll finish : )  Dawn
Untitled 24 x 36 oil on canvas Dawn Kinney Martin

The inspiration

Painting Studio  Jan 12 - March 7 Tues 6:15 - 9:30 PM 4 or 8 wks
Techniques for all level  Jan 20 - Feb 24 10 - 1pm 6 wks
Palette Knife workshop: Sunflowers,  Jan 30, 10 - 3pm 1 Day
Palette Knife workshop: Boats on the Water, Feb 27, 10 - 3pm 1Day
Color Confidence Workshop March 19 - 20 10 - 3 pm 2 day workshop
No stress introduction to Plein Air painting April 16 or May 7  10 - 3pm 1 Day
Painting Retreat  at Parker Ranch Clayton GA May 20 -22 3 day workshop ( there is a 2 Day option)

Click here to see all classes https://squareup.com/market/dawn-art
Hope to see you out there,


Dawn