Friday, January 27, 2017

Art and Fear

There is an excellent book by that title, I re-read it recently. If you are an artist, you could probably write on this topic too. The act of mark-making and the ideas we have about how those marks "should look" are something every artist struggles with.

There is also an understandable sense of fear present in art workshops.  I understand - I feel it too when I attend a painting workshop. Usually there is a fear of being out of ones league, not advanced or trained enough to justify attending... lack of familiarity with the materials, or the rigorous schedule, or even the logistics of painting plein air.

In addressing these concerns for my upcoming workshop in Venice, I wanted to shed light on some common questions that one might have.  Workshop Q & A's

"Evening Stroll"  8x8" Acrylic

Friday, January 20, 2017

Burano Boats

This June a group of us will be painting and sketching the colorful scenery of Burano, Italy.  It is an island situated in the Venetian Lagoon. If you can, join us! Info here.

"Burano Boats"  8x8"  Acrylic on Panel,  SOLD

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pink Spots

This is my second time painting this set up. First time around I took too long and the greys were boring. In my workshops I spend a fair amt. of time talking about the importance of lovely supporting greys, and how they make saturated colors pop more.

"Pink Spots"  8x8"  Acrylic on Panel  SOLD

Monday, January 9, 2017

Flowers and Fruit

"Spooning"  8x8"  Acrylic on Panel

I love January's. It's the no (airplane) travel month. Its also the build up my "inventory" month.