Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ray Mar Art Competition

"Peonies From Mary's Garden"
20x16 oil on linen
I'm excited to announce my painting "Peonies From Mary's Garden" was selected as a finalist by juror Susan Lyon in Ray Mar's Art competition for December!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year and Happy Painting!

I've been a bit quiet lately, taking some off for the holidays and be home with my kids. As an artist, I always take this time of year to read and RE read my art books, organize my studio and work on 'art goals' for the year ahead. Kids went back to school after break last week and I was overly eager to get back to painting! I started and almost finished an interesting still life that I'll be sharing in the next week. . . .
December I was scheduled to teach a one day color temperature workshop at Crossings (an excellent and ambitious art center in Southern MN) however, we had the blizzard of the century and the entire state was shut down! The First day in years I did not leave my house for an entire day and a half, AND my 10 year old was snowed in at his friends!! :):) There was just nothin' I could do about it! ;) So, yesterday was the makeup day for that workshop! I had a blast meeting and teaching new and old friends, an excellent group of hard working painters! It was really an inspiring well charged day!
Here are some pictures I took with my iphone of the workshop, they're busy mixing color temps!
I've just posted 2 new workshops on my web site if you're interested check it out!
I'm back in the painting saddle again and it feels great!
Happy New Year to you and Happy Painting!