Monday, January 28, 2013

Painting En Plein Air

The forecast for this weekend is looking pretty good, and I expect some decent weather when I go out to paint in the Chadds Ford Plein Air event on Friday and Saturday. I hope to see many of my friends out painting, and meet lot's of new ones! Be sure to come out to the artist reception and wet paint sale on Saturday night, and introduce yourself to me.  An “Exclusive Preview Party” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Preview ticket holders will be treated to a first look and sale of wet paintings, hors d’oeuvres, and wine. After the preview party, the event is open to the general public from 6-9pm. The Art Exhibit stays up until February 22, 2013 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center.

In other news, I'm getting ready to go to New Orleans to teach a workshop and jury a show for the Arts For Madisonville. My workshop sold out a long time ago, but you can still enter the art exhibit. This workshop sold out so quickly, that we've decided to add an extra bonus for the many artists and fans who were turned away when the event sold out. So, on Friday evening of February 22, I will be conducting a live painting demonstration at the exhibit. The event will be free for members of Art For Madisonville, and a small fee (I'll let you know when I find out) will be charged for non-members. For more information about entering the show, go to Art For Madisonville and download the prospectus.

And, be sure to check out this new feature about me on The Artistic Blog,
and this wonderful new article in the Times-Picayune,
and this lovely new blogpost from Artsy Shark!


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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Painting Snow!

My next workshop is coming up soon in my Kennett Square Studio! This time I will be teaching How To Paint Snowy Landscapes in Watercolor. Students can bring their own photos to work from, or they can choose photos from my archives. Here's a couple of photos from my reference library, which I shot a couple a weeks ago at my studio.

This is a one-day workhsop on February 8, from 10-4 pm. The cost of the workshop is $68, and lunch is included. Email me for more details, or to sign up. Workshops sell out quickly, so don't wait too long!

This is one of my watercolors of a snowy landscape. Notice how the colors of teh landscape are repeated in the shadows on the snow -- Snow is reflective, and that is why the shadows match the sky colors or the elements nearby. A bright sunny day will cast bright blue shadows, a dark overcast day will cast dark grey shadows, and shadows in pine forests will have a green cast to them. The tiny ice cystals of snow refracts and reflects light and color.

In other news, be sure to come out and watch me paint at Chadds Ford Plein Air, February 1-2. There's a reception and wet paint sale on Saturday, Feb 2, from 5-9 pm. I hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Top Artists to Watch in 2013 – Part 2!

These artists are the top Rising Stars in the art world, setting the world on fire with innovative works that are gaining the attention of curators and collectors throughout the world.  These talented people share several qualities besides outstanding talent, including great business and marketing skills and impressive knowledge of the materials they use and the subjects they paint. Most of all, they possess a willingness to share their skills and knowledge with others in order to help artists everywhere achieve a higher level of professionalism.  The respect they are earning in the art community is quickly propelling them to the top of their fields.
Be sure to click on the names to visit their websites and learn more about them, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and their blogs!
I posted the first half of my list a week ago, and now, here is Part 2...
1.       Lori McNee
2.       Kathi Peters
3.       Becky Joy
4.       Leslie Saeta
5.       Jason Nelson
6.       Rick DiBiasio
7.       Karyn Meyer
8.       Paula Lewis
9.       Carolyn Edlund
10.   Ken Powers

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

February Workshop in Madisonville



Madisonville is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, on the Tchefuncte River. I hope y'all can come paint with me!

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