Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ohio Plein Air Society Annual Meeting

Went to the Ohio Plein Air Society annual meeting on Saturday March 29. The first Speaker was John Blakeman a prairie expert who spoke extensively about Ohio Prairies. It was a very informative talk with slides. Ohio Plein Air Society is working on a a year long prairie exhibition and I can hardly wait to go to one of the prairies and paint.
 The second speaker was Artist John Cosby who had a fascinating program about controlling the viewer's eye. I did take notes and will add some of this information in my newsletter.

I start to work at Kingwood Center on Tuesday April 1st so have been really organizing my home and studio to prepare.


I lost my sweet Husky/Malamute to age this past week and that was difficult. He was such a faithful companion. I will continue to work with my Aussie Rescue, Tosca, in agility.

So instead of painting I have been cleaning up my Fine Art America website, painting over old paintings,framing paintings, cleaning out closets, recycling items, trashing items and generally cleaning up so I can schedule painting time.

I have some paintings to go on the 7th to the local cafe and at least one for the Mansfield Art Center

Perhaps this week I can frame a few more.  Have a great week and I hope to get this blog out twice a week in the future.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blue Poppy, Provence Paintings

Provence 7.5x10 watercolor/pastel
This painting will probably be entered into the May Show at Mansfield Art Center

Popping Blue 16x20 Acrylic
This painting will be used for the Spirited Painting Party May 19 6-9. The price is $35 and all supplies will be furnished. Snack and wine can be brought by participants. It is a fun time and must be reserved by May 17.

Classes at Henne's and my home are suspended until May.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

New York Central Park watercolor and pastel

NY Central Park 12x16 watercolor/pastel

This was done on Saturday March 8. I have used pastel on watercolor before but not in this fashion and I love the effects. This is large for me but I do think I will frame it.I may work on it some more as the lines do not look straight but it may be the photo and not the painting. I do think I would like to attempt it in oils, also.
I am so looking forward to nicer weather so I can get out into the light and photo better.
Morning Glow 9x12 watercolor

This painting sold this week and I also have two pet portrait commissions, so will be working on those.

Last evening we had another Spirited Painting Party. We had some no shows but went ahead with the three who showed up. We had a great time and hope to have many more of these at Henne's Drafting and Art Supply. 419-522-4401. We have done these for private parties in their homes or larger facilities. I will be working on some new paintings to do for this.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Wyoming River Oil

Wyoming River 11x14 Oil
Painted this on Saturday March 1st  Spent most of the day doing it. In looking at it now I feel that mountain looks so solitary so I may add more mountain area  to the left.

March 1st there was an event at Richland Academy where a number of artists set up their work for people to buy. I sold two paintings. Morniing Bales and Shawshank Tree in Summer.
Summer Bales 8x10 Oil
Shawshank Tree in Summer 8x10 Oil

I am hoping that this is the last  very cold day. Eleven degrees today. I want to photograph my paintings better..
This weekend I have a horrible sore throat and cough. My son brought me a new computer and I have not felt like loading it with the needed apps. Perhaps tomorrow I will feel better and paint.I have spent quite a few days working on other watercolor paintings.that haven't gone very well.

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