Sunday, March 27, 2011

Still Sick

I had a relapse and am on the second round of a different antibiotic.  Hope to be up and painting soon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bill Jameson Workshop, Saluta, NC

I just returned from a Bill Jameson painting workshop.  Bill lives in Saluta, NC, and I fell in love with the town,  so charming and so much to do.  Below, in no particular order, are some photos I took at the workshop.  If you are a landscape painter, I highly recommend the workshop. 

I've tried for 2 days to write this post and add photos of the workshop.  Something is not working with the pics so I'll try again later.

Got sick coming home from the workshop, but couldn't see the doctor until Monday.  I'm on an antibiotic, but still feeling pretty crummy.  Will be up and painting soon, I hope.

I'm doing great.  Nothing like cipro!  So here goes another attempt to upload the photos.  Next posts will be paintings.

This is Bill's studio, also his wife's, Ann, who is also a painter.  Quite spacious with skylights-a dream for any studio artist.  The commute's not bad either.  Their house is just across the driveway,

Here is Bill's set up for painting.  A large glass for mixing colors and a large assortment of brushes.  You can see his paint along the sides.   Bill uses a medium of half stand oil and half liquin. 
This painting was on his easel when I first arrived,  Beautiful, isn't it?

Here's Bill during a teaching moment.  He's a wonderful artist and teacher, also enthusiastic, funny, and congenial.

This photo shows how he begins a painting (after making a sketch on paper and a small painting study).  He uses cobalt blue to draw just the  main shapes on a tinted canvas.
For some reason, blogger does not allow a longer post, so I shall work on this some more later.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Silos at Dusk

8x10, oil on canvas panel

This is absolutely my favorite time to paint outdoors.  In this case the light was to the back which creates that wonderful rim light that you see on the edges of the silos.  The silos themself are almost flat, although I did add a bit of warmth to the rim light side...artist priviledge, right?  The sky has slightly more blue than the photo does.  Just couldn't get it all the work together, so I sacrificed the sky.

Friday, March 4, 2011

An Apple a Day

8x8,  oil on canvas panel

You'll be happy to know that I ate the apple after painting it and am feeling quite healthy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Union County Arts Gala

The art work was arranged on tables.  Boxes were at each work for guests to put in bought tickets.  The winner for each work would be drawn.  Last year there was just a sheet for people to write down their bid.  I think they made more money this way.

I saw these guests looking at my painting, so I quickly snapped a photo!  You can see their tickets in hand.
I would estimate there were over 100 people there.  At 100 dollars a person, quite a bit of money was made for the Union County Arts.  I don't know if the country club donated the space and of course, dinner had to be paid for, but there were also corporate sponsors.  All in all I think they must have made 10 thousand dollars.  Yea art!!!!
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