Thursday, February 28, 2008
I am featured artist for the month of March at the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, 610A Central Avenue. I will be exhibiting over 30 paintings, a number of which have never been shown before. My painting Mountain View Arkansas Barn (shown here), whose image is included in the 2008 Arkansas Artists Calendar published by the Governor's Mansion Association, will be included. Most of these paintings capture the beauty and tranquility of Our Fair Land - rural America and its coastal waters. I will also have some matted, unframed paintings and prints available. Please stop by and say "hello" at my opening reception on Friday, March 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., during Hot Springs Gallery Walk.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This week, I found out that my painting Lazy Afternoon was juried into the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 2008 Annual Exhibit. This is a vignette style painting, and is one of my all-time favorites. I feel fortunate, as there are many high-quality submissions to the MSW exhibit each year. I'll also be displaying this painting at Richard Stephens' Student Exhibit at the Garland County Library in Hot Springs during March. The Reception for that exhibit is at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 5.
Because I won the Gold Award at the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 2007 Annual Exhibition, I was invited to present "How I Did It" at the January MSW meeting. Because of time constraints, I spent most of the time describing my portrait-painting process, and just demonstrated a few of the steps. I've attached a photo of me in the process. (It was more fun than it looks like.)
I'll be repeating this program at the Brush Strokes meeting on February 22. There, I'll do the painting vertically, to avoid having to have the overhead mirror set up. I've also prepared a handout of the steps so people can leave with some simple instructions.