Friday, July 31, 2009

It's The Journey - Solo Show

Just one last post before the reception for my solo show -- It's The Journey! The reception is Saturday, Aug. 1, -- tomorrow -- from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Someone that comes to the reception will win a 9x12 painting. So be there! You might win!
I am uploading one or two photos of the show where we were finishing up the hanging and straightening of the paintings.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Demo in Smyrna Tuesday Night

I should have added this to the previous post -- I will be demonstrating my pastel painting technique tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 14) for the Smyrna Arts and Business Association (SABA). We will be at the Smyrna Library at 6:30. The demonstration will only last about 45 minutes, so you won't be out too late.

The above painting was a demonstration in my night class -- for the last two classes. Started it one evening, and brought it back to finish for them last Tuesday. This is pastel on Canson paper -- which many people think is too hard to use since it won't hold but a very few layers of pastel. I am also framing this painting to take to my gallery this coming weekend while I demo there!

Come see me demonstrate a painting!

Demo In High Country Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA

Saturday, I will be demonstrating painting in my gallery, High Country Art, in Blue Ridge GA all day -- and my mentor, Elsie Dresch, will be joining me. We decided to do a "duo" demonstration. We will work on our own paintings, not the same one! We should be set up and started painting by about 11:00 a.m. and will probably finish up around 4:30 p.m. Come visit Blue Ridge and come by to see us!
The painting above was the oil demonstration I did last month at the gallery. I finished it here in my studio, tweaking some of the compositional elements -- like defining the shadows, softening the edges in places, changing the color of the silo roof, etc. I think it is working pretty good. I decided to frame it to take to the gallery for this weekend. I usually "kill off" some paintings by working too long instead of leaving it fresh. I tried not to over think this one. The sky is much more "free" than I usually do, but decided I like it even with its unusual colors.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Solo Show in Blue Ridge, GA

Everyone is invited to my upcoming solo show, "It's The Journey," in Blue Ridge, GA. The reception and opening date is Saturday, August 1, 2009 -- but the show will be up for most of August. The premise of the show, "It's The Journey," is about the journey of the feet and the journeys of the mind. These are places I have been, but also journeys of the mind which could be experimental pieces. I chose this name because I am always saying to my students, "it's the journey, not the destination."

The opening reception is from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Hopefully the time will allow those coming from out of town, like the Atlanta area, to attend and not get home too late. You could even plan to have dinner in Blue Ridge before starting back home!

The show is in downtown Blue Ridge, GA, at the Historic Fannin County Courthouse which is now the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA). The old courtroom has been renovated and is now called the Richard Lowe Evans Gallery. They have done a wonderful job of renovating this courthouse into a beautiful gallery space.

I will have many traditional sized paintings in pastel, oil or acrylic. There will be quite a few "tiny" paintings at a very reasonable price so you can buy something! I will also have a drawing for a painting at the opening!!! Be there, you might win!

For directions if you need them, call the BRMAA at 706-632-2144. Dress for the reception is casual -- which is the only way to dress in Blue Ridge! If you need more information, just comment to this post. Hope to see you there!