Intuitive Abstract painting workshop!
Indy friends, I will be guiding a painting class at the very hip Acceleration gallery on Shelby St., in Fountain Square, on Sunday, April 23, from 2:00-4:00. Wine and beer are included as well as all supplies!! Just show up ready to make a little mess, have some fun, relieve some stress, and take home an abstract painting. The workshop is called Intuitive Abstract painting and I will show you how I completed one of my favorite paintings, Hope – A Tribute to Paris. Cost is $25 per person. It’s a bargain, and even if you think you can’t paint, you will have a blast!
I’m excited to say that this painting was accepted for the upcoming RED exhibit at the Raymond James Stutz Gallery in Indianapolis. This my first juried exhibit, and my third exhibit at the Stutz Gallery in downtown Indianapolis. It will be for sale after the exhibit. If you’re in the area, come by on Friday, February 3rd. The address is 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis IN 46202.
“Secret Doors” brings fine art to young children by displaying professional-level fine art at their eye level, or about 36 inches high. This exhibit will be produced in partnership with Just My Height Art Shows, an organization devoted to engaging children in art. Central Indiana artists will be challenged to push the envelope and develop textural, sculptural, and interactive pieces that will invite all patrons—but especially young children—to touch, smell, open, close, and view the artwork on display.
My painting, Doors and Ghosts will be one of the works displayed at this unique exhibit, I am thrilled to say.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 7,2016 at the The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in downtown Indianapolis, a gallery and gathering place brought to you by the creative minds of the Stutz Artists Association.
I have hundreds of photographs of scenes I want to paint, some of which are still beyond my skill level. The one above, though, is exactly the kind of landscape I love to paint. It was sent to me by my sister of some pine trees near Grayton Beach, FL. I can’t wait to finish the one I’m doing now and start on this!
This is the studio part of my office. You can’t see it here, but there is a window to the left of the easel that looks out onto my back yard, and the trees on this side of where Fawn Creek joins Little Buck Creek, and the protected woods on the other side of the creek. It’s a beautiful and serene vista that lets in just the right amount of light for painting.