Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

COLOR Workshop October 16-17, 2015

Hello Fellow Artists,

I will be presenting a two-day COLOR Workshop 
on Friday & Saturday, October 16-17

The tuition includes your lunch on both days. 
Here's what we will be learning:

Basic Color Wheel                                       
Hue (primary & secondary colors)               
Intensity (saturation, chroma)
Color Temperature (cool vs. warm color)
Color Matching (using a knife)
Color Schemes (analogous, complimentary, 
and monochromatic)
Mixing Grays
Creating Color Charts
Atmospheric Perspective

Students will paint in a 15-page booklet that 
can be used later as a handy reference. 

Two-day COLOR Workshop
October 16-17, 2015
9:00 am-3:00 pm (both days)
$120 - Includes lunch both days

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Plein Air at the Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair had a "Quick Draw" 
event today - a competition en plein air.

I took up the challenge and painted under a 
hot September sun. Having gone through 
three water bottles I still felt over heated!

The hot asphalt heated the soles of my
tennis shoes and I kept having to prance
around (I must have looked funny).

The artists were supposed to turn in their paintings by 3:30
but I yielded to the heat and whimped out around 2:15 pm.

It was one of those "don't care anymore" moments. Ha-ha!

Here's my painting. I received a third place ribbon and cash 
prize in the professional division. Yay!

Friday, September 11, 2015

State Fair Winners!

It's that time of year when I head to the Utah State Fair to see giant 

vegetables, consume crazy food and enter the fine arts show.  

Several of my students entered the art exhibit along with Lucia, my 
studio mate.  It was fun to walk into the Fine Arts Building and see 
that we had earned ribbons. 

Lucia won first place in the Professional Division for her painting, 
"Holy Cow."

I won fifth place in the Professional Division for "Seven Heart Rocks."

Pam McCullough won the Shirley Venus Excellence in Art Memorial Award" award for her painting, "Egret" as well as a three month membership to the Intermountain 
Society of Artists (ISA).

Jackie Lalor won an Honorable Mention ribbon for her portrait of a Vietnamese 
woman, "My." She also won Best of Show for her sculpture, "Strong Girl."

It can be a little intimidating to enter a work of art at the Utah 
State Fair but you will never win a ribbon without entering a piece. 

It's worth the risk!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hey, Here's a Giant Palette

I've been using the "Grey Matters" paper palette for my studio painting. The disposable gray colored sheets are convenient and affordable, but when I want to paint a large painting this palette is just too small.

I had a glass company cut a piece of glass to fit the top of my studio palette table and now when I need to paint a large piece I can have a big mixing surface. I clean it with a razor when I am finished.

Let's hear it for technology!