Friday, April 16, 2010

Workshop date set

Demo form Water Street Gallery

I had fun doing this demo, it is not a finished painting but I think the idea is there.I was nervous, performance anxiety you know. There was a good turn out and a few signed up for my 2 day workshop. The date is June 26 & 27, it's a weekend for those of you who work. It will be held at The Water Street Art Gallery, 16 Water Street, Sapulpa, OK, from 9-4. The focus will be on still life in a smaller format. Painting smaller and quickly is a powerful way to rapidly improve your skills. I will provide handouts and info on blogging and selling on ebay among others. We will study composition, drawing, color, and harmony. I will demo and there will be individual and group critiques. The class is limited to eight and the cost is $160. If you are interested call me at (918) 756-7516 or email me or A $50 non refundable deposit is required to save your spot. Thanks and happy painting!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Demo This Thursday

"Copper Pitcher and Egg"
I will be doing a demo this Thursday, April 15, at 6:30pm. It will take place at the Waterstreet Art Gallery in Sapulpa OK. I havn't figured out yet what I will be painting, nothing like waiting for the last minute! Wish me luck.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Still Life w/ Kumquats"

Oil 5.25"x 12.75"

How is everyone today? I just got back from San Antonio yesterday, Spring is in full gear down there. My aunt, Sr. Bridget, yes she is a nun, is 91, and lives there. Sr. Bridget has been one of the most influential people in my life. She left Ireland at age 15 to become a nun, she is kind, sharp witted, has a great sense of humor and is the wisest person I know. We had a lovely visit. I visited the Greenhouse Gallery while I was there, wow, What a great gallery! 12,000 square feet with some of my favorite artists, Walt Gonske, Sherrie McGraw, David Leffel and Daniel Keys. Daniel is a young artist with huge talent, he is a still life artist and is in this months Art of the West magazine. The gallery is getting ready for the Salon International Show next week, over 300 paintings were juried in.