Saturday, March 31, 2012
A recent good time with friends over dinner and the good wine they provided was the motivation for this piece. The original intent was for an abstract, but detail took over and frankly the paint had its way.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Have been trying out ZenTangle/ZenDoodle. What fun! Teaming with watercolor, it satisfies my need for doing close tight work, and lets me dabble with colors. I am trying out a color wheel that I saw from Robert Burridge. He shows an interesting way to think about color.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday I was fortunate to spend the day painting at Springdale School of Art near Burley with good friends from the local IWS chapter. Springdale is an amazing art center started years ago by Claudette Bray along with her good friend June Carey. Claudette has classes for kids and adults in what once was a school building. She has converted the old school building to house a wonderful multipurpose classroom, a gallery, a clay room, as well as places for digital work. It is an amazing resource for the community. http://springdaleschoolofart.com/
I have just discovered Zentangle/Zendoodle and love the challenge of creating patterns and Zen textures. It is truly relaxing. While I am learning the techniques, I am using a Moleskine watercolor notebook and black pens to create the designs. A spin off of my interest is posted today. The drawings depict what I saw yesterday at Springdale. My hope was to convey the energy we felt in the room yesterday!
Monday, March 5, 2012
The colors at Niagara Springs are spectacular in the fall. Niagara Springs is just one of the great places to visit in Thousand Springs State Park. Our paintings group spent a day there some time ago and I finally took those preliminary sketches a bit further.