Saturday, September 4, 2010

September Coffee House Series and a New Painting

This painting was just completed this morning. Your feedback is always welcome....indeed, important. It was done as part of the A Painting A Month Club. I missed participation through most of the summer, but am getting back into it now. Check it out....any and all painters are welcome to join in. There's a link to the left under My Favorite Links.

The topic for September's Coffee House Series will be SHAPES. I want to go back to some of the basics in drawing to refresh your memories and skills. A critical skill in sketching is the ability to turn everything into a shape. Stripping away detail and labels, one can look at the essence of the object. A good way of doing this is to visually break it down into shapes, like puzzle pieces that need to be put together. Let's begin with smaller objects, such as flowers or animals, and work our way up to larger objects like buildings and landscapes! I would like to visit Fuller Gardens in Rye, NH this month but welcome your input. Let me know ASAP if you plan to attend any of the September Coffee House Series classes by email.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Update to class schedule and Fort Rock Farm painting

This painting was just finished today. It's headed to Hopkinton, NH as I type, to go before a jury for (hopefully) inclusion in the Hopkinton Rotary Club's annual calendar. The theme for this year's calendar is barns. This is FORT ROCK FARM in Exeter, NH. The photo you see here is not the best....between my digital camera and the indoor lighting at my table, colors are dulled and the image isnn't sharp. I'll re-post when I have a professional digital image in hand. Or go and see it when the art show of all the submitted work comes around....scheduled for Oct. 15th. I'll post details when I get them.

The calendar is a fundraiser for the club, and I thought it's high time I start submitting work to juried events. Just see what happens! The feedback is always helpful in the development of my work and my path.

The piece measures 11 x 13" and will be up for sale, whatever the outcome from Hopkinton.

I have had to make a change to the second day of the Coffee House Series. I needed to move it to Friday mornings instead of Saturdays. I realized after posting my fall classes that I had too many conflicts with Saturdays this fall. Not so much in September, but all the other months. My apologies if anyone was considering joining me on Saturdays. Come January, I just might switch it back. Look for the September list of lessons and locations to come out this weekend.