Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Artists of Grace Christmas Show

Artists of Grace hung our Christmas Show tonight.  Two of my paintings, The Annunciation and Flight to Egypt will be shown in the gallery adjoining the main sanctuary.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Peony Bouquet 2

This is the latest watercolor started at the gallery in Clayton.  It includes some of my old techniques of layers of controlled washes and some new techniques I am trying using more water and paint with colors that flow into one another.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Look at these watercolor paintings, name of painting in lower portion, and choose two. Put your voite in the comments section. Thanks, Judy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Watercolor Studio Magazine

Got a picture into the Fall 2010 issue of Watercolor Studio Magazine http://www.mowsart.com/Documents/WatercolorStudioFall2010.pdf
It's on page 17 of the pdf file online. My picture of the old folk singer titled Tarkio.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Inner Fall

I went to the Inner Fall Exhibit reception tonight at Framations Gallery. I did not win a prize, but I did jury in to the show, which is great for me at this point. Above is Autumn on Oak Street a watercolor that juried in. Fee Fee Cemetery was an oil painting that juried in, but I cannot find the jpg right now.

Winter Sledding

Memories from Hellebusch Park. An oil painting I finished recently at Artists of Grace.

Flight to Egypt

The flight into Egypt is a biblical event described in the Gospel of Matthew (2:13), in which Joseph fled to Egypt with his wife Mary and infant son Jesus after a visit by Magi because they learn that King Herod intends to kill the infants of that area. The episode is frequently shown in art, as the final episode of the Nativity of Jesus in art, and was a common component in cycles of the Life of the Virgin as well as the Life of Christ. An oil painting I finished for Christmas at Artists of Grace

The Annunciation

The Annunciation -- the announcement by the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus ... a painting I finished at Artists of Grace

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bridgeton Arts and Crafts

Got to talk to a lot of folks at the Bridgeton Arts and Crafts Fair. Thanks to the folks who bought things. I hope the folks who took cards and were looking for paintings find something on my website or contact me for a special order. It takes a while to be sure you want a specific painting. I have read that it takes about three looks--so I hope folks will go to the website and keep looking.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wheels Revisited

Reworked the Wheels picture with more contrast and some correction on the machinery.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Choosing a Painting for a Loft or Multiple Story Space

If you are choosing a painting for a loft, multiple story space, below a balcony or on a cathedral ceiling space; think about choosing a gallery wrapped painting instead of a framed painting. A gallery wrapped painting that the artist has continued the painting around the edges can present interesting new aspects when seen from above, below or different angles. Looking down from a balcony, painting continued around the top edge gives a new feel to the painting rather than seeing it straight on. The painted side and top edges change the look as one goes up the stairs.