Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Last summer, I had an interesting gig. I taught painting on a cruise ship. I taught the class on the days we were at sea; the days we were in port, I was free to roam. One of our stops was Venice. Of course, Venice is an artists dream. My goal was to take as many photos as I could that might make good paintings. I stopped at every bridge overlooking a canal and snapped away. When we got home, I plugged my card into the computer. I swooned and squealed as I saw the photos that I took. (Tom was convinced that I had a new lover in my office because the noise I was making sounded like ecstasy. ) I couldn't wait to do these paintings, but when? I had several commissions that took precedence. I decided that I would incorporate my art classes that I teach with my goal of what I really wanted to paint. So this semester, the class would focus on architecture. For each of my four classes, I would teach my students about perspective and demonstrate through my paintings. Each week , I focused on a different aspect. The first week, the drawing of perspective, the 2nd week, the block in. The third week I focused on windows and doors. The fourth week, I focused on reflections.
Monday, February 20, 2012
They also give prizes at the show, and I was lucky enough this year to win a Special Award of Merit!
I was thrilled and very shocked because there is a lot of fantastic art in this show.
The event took place yesterday, so my painting has found a new home.
If you've never participated in the Patron's Show, it's every February. It's lots of fun and you always end up with a painting to take home.
Piles of Pickles (22x 30) pastel
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Big Bang Theory is a tromp l'oeil painting that I entered in the juried art show "Think Like A Child". The show was sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance and the juror was Lisa Semerad.
Not only did I get into the show, but I won 2nd place! The idea behind this painting was that someone writes a complicated algebraic equation on the black board, and someone else (who obviously thinks like a child) scotch tapes up other objects that make a big bang noise.