Thursday, March 17, 2016

Give Back to Your Community - Share Your Art!

Last week I had the opportunity to do a presentation 
for the Intermountain Society of Artists (ISA) here in
Salt Lake City, Utah.

The ISA is an organization of artists who represent
all skill levels of creativity and who use just about 
every medium that you can imagine (oil, acrylic, 
pastel, sculpture, watercolor, mixed medium, etc.).

Each month the ISA members invite a visiting artist
to come and present their work to the group. Sometimes 
the visiting artist will complete a demo painting for the 
group or show slides of their artwork.

This month the presenter was me! 

So what is the point of this post?

Well, in spite of the fears and inadequacies that you might
feel about yourself as an artist, you can introduce your peers
and members of your community to explore basic art principles 
and inspire them to begin a journey of creativity through art!

You can present your passion for art to a book group, 
volunteer to teach art in an elementary school, Become a 
docent in a local museum or even apply to display your
work in a local library.

It can be scary at first, but once you get the hang of
it, it is truly enriching - and oh, so fun!

Yes, I am talking to you! 

Think about how art has enriched your life. Introduce
others to this creative process by investing a little time
and enthusiasm. Give back!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sugar Bowl

"Sugar Bowl"
oil on panel

I really like painting shiny objects like still water, glass and 
polished metal. It's kind of fun to face the challenge
of putting in a mix of hard edges, lost edges and crisp
highlights...I simply love doing it!

Here's my reference: