This is the final week of the Whiskey Painters of America semi-annual show at the Zimmerman Gallery in Augusta Georgia.
These are two of my submissions to the show. Locally my Whiskey Paintings can be seen at the Trail Mix Store on Rt 303 in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The Gathering Place is a wonderful resource for those who's life has been touched by cancer. The fundraiser is a raffle hosted by Hudson Fine Art and Framing on Main Street in Hudson.
In addition to all the beautiful little canvas raffle items you can see the new gallery show "In the Pink". I am thrilled to have three paintings included in this show. I promise more photos during the week!
My painting "Farmer's Market" will be on exhibit August 28th through October 27 at The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, 10 West Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH. This is an exhibition of original artwork by members of the Hudson Society of Artists. There is a Meet-the-Artists reception Friday, September 12 5-8 pm. I will also be showing my original painting of the West Side Market at this show.
On the first day of Summer 2013 I thought it would be fun to post a photo on Facebook every day of the season. And on the first day of Autumn I thought, "Why not keep going?". A daily photo was a daily habit and I came to look forward to taking a good picture for the day. I found it a worthwhile exercise in composition, contrast and picking good subject matter.
Autumn became Winter and then it was a given that I must finish the year. I have two more days left till Summer begins again. And a visual memory of a year in my life.
Finally winter is over! I've be enable to paint outside. I'm getting ready for next weeks Plein Aire event in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I painted this 8x10 alla prima today. Please email me if interested!
Every year I look forward to this miniature show in Nags Head North Carolina. This year I submitted paintings on ampersand cradled panels. The Seaside Art Gallery has been hosting this event for 23 years and entries are received from around the world Here are two of my paintings from the exhibit.
I take photos. Lots and lots of photos. A photo a day. A photo for painting reference. So when I heard of this photography show in Maryland that features Smartphone photos I knew it was meant for me. Here are two of the photos I submitted-
I wish I could make the trip tomorrow night to the opening. Here are the details:
Appetizers by: Giant, China Harbor, Hardesty Haven Catering, Ann Preston, and the Color & Light Society
Live Music by: Justin Crandle
In the Main Gallery, Inspired by the smart phone, the explosion of social sharing websites, and photo-editing applications – Insta-Artist invites smart phone users to submit their best photos taken by a cell phone and edited through Instagram or any other phone photo-editing app. The jury seeks an array of photographs that are both visually stunning and representative of everyday life. The goal is to bring together a compelling collection of digital snapshots that showcases each artist’s unique perspective of the world around us.
Color me thrilled! I have been accepted in the Whiskey Painters of America. This small group - 150 members only - was formed over 50 years ago.
""A genuine Whiskey Painting consists of painting a miniature piece of art no larger than 4 X 5" with watercolor by dipping your brush in some form of alcoholic spirits,.... then possibly sipping the alcohol, thereby enhancing the painting experience.
The website includes a piece from every member. Look in the gallery to see work by John Pike, Marc Moon, Don Stone,LeRoy Cross, and jack Mulhollen. I am proud to say I was sponsored by Mr Hilary Sheeter and I will participate in the annual show next month.
This year I have submitted six miniatures to the Alabama Spanish Moss Miniature Show in Mobile Alabama. I'm very excited to be part of this exhibit. This tiny watercolor is one of my entries, as is this aceo acrylic
After finishing the 30 paintings in 30 days I can look back and tell you about some of the other things that happened this month. The wonderful Epiphany show at The Bath Church opened (in the middle of a heavy snow storm) and goes on all month. Here is the invitation with the hours and information about the concert on the 23rd.
These are the two paintings I submitted to the show this year.
Reflections are so much fun to paint. And light values against dark so...effective. So this scene was my choice for day 30 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. It was a fun project and the month went by very quickly.