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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Small Works just in time for the Holidays

These are four new oil paintings ranging in size from 5x7 to 8x11 that will be included in the Atlanta Fine Arts League Small Works Show & Sale. The exhibit runs from November 3rd - 30th at Binders Limelight Gallery located at 3330 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30305. You're invited to the opening reception Saturday, November 7th, 4 - 6pm. There will be many tiny treasures to spruce up your home for the holidays or to give as gifts. I wanted to create some sunny beach paintings to warm up from the rainy days we've had here lately. Beach house anyone?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Portrait of Lynne

It's really strange painting my twin sister; I can't believe I've never drawn or painted her before. I really twisted her arm to go with me this week to Rome, GA to be my model for a portrait demonstration at my workshop there. It was a very quick demo - maybe about 1 hour 15 minutes. I got the best part of it done then I brought it home and worked on it about another 5 1/2 hours. I just had to make it look like her and more finished because I liked the way it was turning out, also, I'll be giving it to her. It was nice when her husband and twin sons saw it tonight and thought it looked just like her. There is nothing like painting from life. The colors and dimensions are very important, even if you finish with photographs when working on the likeness.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gryffin sees his portrait

A client (& friend) just sent  this to me. I think it's so cute! It wasn't planned, they just walked in and saw him looking at his portrait. I really enjoyed doing the charcoal drawing; I should do more......Maybe around Christmas time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Portrait I'm working on

This is a portrait I've been working on for a while. It's not finished but it is close. The mom wanted her son in a white shirt but I painted it pink because that's what he was wearing & I think it looks good with her white dress. What do you think? She might want it changed so next time you see it the shirt will most likely be white. This has been pretty difficult due to the many photos we had to work with. Notice how different their skin tones are. I hope she likes it!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville - 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition

"Italian Still Life with Fruit" and "Amanda with Violin" were selected in the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville's 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition. The juror, Annette Cone-Skelton, is president/CEO for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. The opening reception and gallery talk led by Ms. Cone-Skelton will be Sunday, November 8th, 3 until 5 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Cambellton Street, Douglasville, GA 30133.