Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here are some new pieces that I have been working on. Fireworks is a watercolor and Through the Glass and Pond Visits are acrylic. I am having fun working in different ways with a variety of mediums. As you can probably see, Pond Visits has a lot of texture and is painted on tissue paper collage. The shine of the acrylic makes it a little difficult to photograph. There is also a little gold leaf for sparkle.

Pond Visits

Fireworks in The Garden

Through The Glass

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Art Classes

I am excited about a couple classes I will be teaching at Framer's Gallery in Georgetown. Sue Nosler Gray and I will conduct a demo/critique class on Monday afternoons. All levels and mediums will be welcome for critique. We will be giving demos to show new ideas and old art principles to strengthen student's work. We will then look at what students are doing at home and give ideas about how to grow in your work. This is an opportunity to explore ways to loosen up and design right.
The second class is an experimental watercolor class. I will be using opaque and transparent watercolors along with watercolor crayons, tissue paper collage and maybe even a little gesso to expand techniques and give new tools for artists to try. This class will be on Tuesday afternoons.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kimono Poses is a watercolor using both transparent and opaque paints to achieve a soft flow. It was inspired by a lovely model and her Kimono full of pattern. I used these elements not to copy, but to create a design that communicates to the viewer a feeling of calm and grace. This is a subject that intrigues me, so I have begun a series. One of those is also posted. Look for the designs to become more about the patterns than the figures in the future. I always like to have ideas knocking around up there.

Kimono Poses was chosen to be in the Southwest Watercolor Show in Dallas in September. I am very excited to be included in this large show.