Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 Oil Painters of America- National Juried Exhibition

Time to Myself
30" x 15"
Oil on Canvas
2009 Oil Painters of America- National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Well, it started out a rather normal morning; I had my coffee and was checking e-mails. I saw what I thought was the usual show date announcement e-mail from Juried Art Services until I realized in the subject line it had the word “Acceptance”…… I had all but forgotten today was the announcement day for Oil Painters of America.
Then of course all that could be heard was a loud,,,,YYYEEEEESSSSSSSS!

I also managed to get the beginning of my new web page up yesterday, so it is definably shaping up to be a very nice day!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring Forward

"Three Cheifs"
24" x 12"
Oil on Canvas

March 20, 2009 is the date for the opening reception of the “Spring Forward” show at Bobbie Gillis Gallery in Atlanta. This exhibition will feature the artwork of all 30 of their extremely talented artists, with artwork ranging in styles from contemporary to traditional.

This misty morning view near the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville GA, is one of three of my new works and well as several existing pieces they will have on display at this event. Please stop by the Gallery during the reception or the month that follows.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Masterworks in Miniature

"Cool Water"
8" x 10"
oil on Linen

I was invited to participate in Master Works in Miniature,
held annually at Gallery One, Mentor OH. This is one of the paintings I am sending. I found out that they have used it on the brochure to promote the show! I can’t wait to see it!

Now in its 18th big year, Masterworks features paintings by some of my favorite artist, so it is quite an honor to participate! The show will run from March 6to March 21. All work will be available through submitting ‘intent-to-purchase’ forms. Such “intents” can be filed in person at Gallery One where all of the works will be on exhibit until Saturday, March 21. Intents can be filed by mail or over the web at where the entire collection can be viewed once the show opens. Winners of purchase rights will be drawn at the close of the event.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sophie found a home!

“Finding Sophie”
Oil on Canvas
24” x 18”

Well it’s funny how some paintings are harder to let go of than others. This one is a good example. I painted her about a year ago and she has spent most of that time gracing the wall of the front show room in my parents Jewelry store. Everyone there, especially my sister, had become rather attached. But it seems our dear Sophie has found her destiny. She is moving to the country in New York, where she will hang over the mantel in a wonderful rustic country home, which belongs to two very dear people! I believe first stopping in Ft Lauderdale!! That Cow has gotten to travel more than I have so far this year!!

One of the best reasons for doing shows is getting the opportunity to meet your patrons. I have been very fortunate to encounter so many wonderful people that help me keep my perspective on my work fresh!!
Thank You!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Workshop at Elder Ridge Studios

Elder Ridge Studios - Wow! What a fantastic concept.

A beautiful home in the North Georgia mountains with a studio for artists to learn and share ideas. Anita Elder, the owner of this delightfully pleasant studio, was a most gracious host to me and my students just this past weekend as I offered instruction in intermediate oil painting.

After an intense day of study on Friday, we ended with a wine and cheese party that night. Raring to go Saturday morning, we began again and spent many wonderful hours creating some amazing quality work. Our breaks were as creative as our class, as we gathered round the table to discuss artisitic techniques and chow down on Anita's delicious vegetable beef soup.

The whole experience was such a success, as we were wrapping up, Anita and I immediately 'inked in' our next event - May 21-23. The class will be a plein air workshop painting in several private locations across the North Georgia mountains.