Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Finished this, started this plein air a few weeks ago with an art buddy April Kruse along the DuPage River. I hadn't seen or painted with April in a couple years so it was great day. I had a bad start but was happy I stuck with it. I can't wait to get together and paint again soon, I need the practice!!
Also I need to work out my plein air kit and and get down to the necessities.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Join Us at the Becky Joy Workshop
September 24th- 26th
3 Day Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting Workshop
$375.00 ~ Lunches are included
If you register and pay by August 15th the workshop fee will be discounted $50.00, so you pay $325.00! After August 15th the fee is $375.00. The workshop requirement is a minimum of nine paid artists must be met by August 31st.
Join nationally renowned artist Becky Joy for a three day plein air workshop in historical Perrysburg, Ohio. Attending artists will paint along the Maumee River on the scenic grounds of The 577 Foundation. The workshop will begin with a private tour of the twelve acre grounds. Following the tour we will gather in the studio where Becky will demonstrate her process, discuss her decisions, as well as share her overwhelmingly requested secrets on how to paint brilliant sunsets. On day one, artists will work on exercises about color, texture, and how to develop your own unique voice in your work. Emphasis will be placed on how to set a mood or glow to turn an ordinary landscape piece into something extraordinary. The next two days will be dedicated to painting on the 577 Foundation grounds where artists will receive individual instruction and attention from Becky. The workshop will close with a critique where Becky will assess each artist’s progress and offer constructive criticism and suggestions going forward. The number of artists in the workshop will be a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 16.
Please consult the Workshop Supply List on Becky Joy's website at www.beckyjoy.com for a list of supplies and other important information from Becky.
To register for the workshop:
Call Director Mary Mennel at The 577 Foundation (419)-874-4174 or register through the web page: http://www.577foundation.org/takeaclass.asp
Once registered, you will be sent an invoice, pay $325.00 if paid before August 15th and $375.00 if paid after August 15th as well as the cancellation policy. To complete registration, please make checks payable to and mail to:The 577 Foundation
577 Front St.
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
If you have any questions about the workshop, payments, cancellation policy or suggested accommodations see the event on facebook: Becky Joy Perrysburg Ohio Workshop September 2014
Or contact: Gloria Moses at 815-603-8659 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Kristen Dukat (419-306-1053) email@example.com
Visiting Artist Workshop Cancellation Polices
We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our workshop. If a registrant needs to withdraw from a workshop, they should inform us no later than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop for a full refund. Workshop registrants who cancel between 15 and 30 days prior to the start of the workshop will be charged a minimum of ½ of the original fee, unless another wait-listed participant can fill the spot. For cancellation requests made 15 days or less to the beginning of the workshop, fees will not be refunded unless another wait-listed participant can fill the spot. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop for any reason, including canceling if the minimum enrollments are not met, in which case all workshop fees will be refunded to participants. Notifications will be made two weeks prior to the start date of the workshop. We cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation so make your hotel and travel reservations accordingly. Full payment of the workshop is due in order to reserve a space.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
was voted into the,
2014 Best of the Best
The AFA Exhibition will be held at the Burning Bush Gallery 216 North Main Street, Wheaton IL Sunday, May 18th through Sunday, June 8th Gallery Hours
Sundays 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm or by appointment. Please contact Tony Asta if you would like more information or to schedule a viewing,
708-705-8669 Reception and awards presentation: Thursday, June 5th, from 6:30pm through 8:30pm Judge’s presentation and critique will begin at 7:45pm
The Alliance of Fine Art (AFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the advancement of fine art education and appreciation, sharing resources, and providing opportunities for artists.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
First a Thank You Note to, friend and fellow artist, Kristen Dukat: for giving me and Trish(another art friend from Kentucky) another reason to travel to the state of Ohio yet again this year! Also for such a calm, zen, uneventful weekend of art and friends, lol. Your the best! Also thank you Jarad, for giving us your apartment for the weekend!!
Thank You, Mary Jane Erard for the quick fun filled workshop last weekend in Toledo Ohio at the lovely Botanical Gardens. We shared some laughs with our classmates and Mary Jane's trusty sidekick Sandra! Mary Jane is going to start the workshop as a regular monthly class. It was fun working in pastel again and Mary Jane had us start on a black ground, which made for richer deeper paintings.
Here is Mary Jane Erard info:
The Toledo Artists' Club sponsored the workshop and is part of the Toledo Botanical Gardens, which has some beautiful scenery and a great place for a workshop.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Yes I'm Sitting Here
18 x 24 Oil on Canvas
This is where it went after the block in. I like the figure but have made a few changes to the background and it showing busier than it looks. This was after two class sessions, thankfully we had six hours and we needed every minute!
Started the block in today. I will work on this during the week and hope to finish next week during second sitting in class.
The model was funny and even she made our class brownies with hazelnuts. She promised to make yet a different treat next week for the second sitting!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Finally January's 30 in 30 is done!! So there were some wipers, and a few that I happy with. Those I happy with because they show promise that they work as a larger painting. Time was always the thing, when you get behind or you lose the light, so some where not finished. I tried a to do a wide variety of subjects; some made up, some were from photos and others were from life. All were done with varying degrees of success, but it was so fun to see how everyone else in the group progressed!
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Sometime Outside Works
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
The clothes hanging outside and the shoes on the porch roof just seemed smart if you haven't any more closet space. We came across this scene while walking down a street outside a water village in China. We thought the bamboo stick was used to retrieve a pair of shoes when needed.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
This is the second train painting , I was happy with the palette on this one.
But even better more exciting is my friend Chris Lally's painting came today, and it is beautiful!!! Thank you Chris, I will always cherish this! My new painting can be seen here on Chris Lally's blog and please check out her other beautiful work!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
This is Kate singing about her big red stompping boots, as she called them. It is not a great pic because of lighting, my daylight was gone.
Singing About My Big Red Stompping Boots
6 x 6 oil on Gessoed Board
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
This is what I did today in portrait/figure class. I made a few changes after class, but it was not a great day. It sure wasn't what I would have liked to have done. Sometimes in classes and workshops it just seems to get away from me or something. So this one will be wiped!
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Colors in the Corner
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
Yesterday Kristen gave me two challenges, then today my friend Trish gave me two challenges in one painting, ...... paint some grays or neutrals in a painting... along with the intense...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Part of this challenge is to try different things, I actually started this on Day 9 and almost wiped it. I was playing with clouds and was happy with them, but the landscape was boring. So I have been looking for a few days and made some hopefully positive changes. Sometimes You Just Have to Stand, when you watch it set.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
This is the last layer of glazing and scumbling for now. I'm trying to dry it as fast as I can so it can be framed for a local show. I'm also going to keep my finger crossed that it doesn't messed up when framing it.
Monday, January 6, 2014
10 x 8 Oil on Gessoed Board
This is from a thermal that flows down the mountain like a waterfall. It is a beautiful site worth the climb and the hike on a warm summer day. I guess I'm thinking warm, while it is -4 outside!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
This quick little painting is for Meg, a thank you for your kindness! She let Kristen and me stay, take over her house really when we went to Michigan to see her mother Laurie.
This can be seen out her back door, high up in a tree two yards away. The four houses reminded me of the four of them and the baby squirrel. Thank you for your generous heart Meg!
Four Houses and a Squirrel
8 x10 Oil on Gessoed Board
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
A Drift in the Shallows
20 x 20 Oil on Canvas
20 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Getting back to painting and blogging. Also I'm resolved to finish the painting that where started sometime ago but will take weeks to finish. This is a full value monochromatic that is ready for color glazes. The color layers will be scumbled and glazed. You can see the end colors in the pastel I tried of this subject on the badge to the right. I am participating in Leslie' s 30 in 30 but, I will take the time used for the smaller daily paintings to make progress on a larger piece. I will also do smaller alla prima paintings in between! Happy New Year everyone, it has been an intense year.