Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Whiskey Painters Show

The painting part was fun! The matting and framing, not so much. But I have eight pieces ready for the show which opens April 5th at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. Here's a peak-
The frame is 8x10". In the upper corner you can see the little, tin engraved paint box that is given to each new member.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


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:

Friday, March 14, 6-9pm Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Featured Exhibit: Insta-Artist 
Featured Exhibit: Color & Light Society Exhibit
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.

Monday, March 3, 2014


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.