Sunday, November 16, 2008

Recent Works at Aurora Gallery

Fellow pastellist Barb Szkutnik and I have a show of pastel art at Aurora Gallery at 1004 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington. It'll be up until November 29th and we invite you to stop by to see it while you can. Included in the show are a couple of new waterfall pieces painted this summer en plein air, or on location.

Thanks to our collectors, friends and other artist buddies who turned out for the First Friday Artists' Reception. It was great to see all of you.

'Best Use of Color' Award

I missed the Artist Reception of the Paint-Out Group's October show "In Living Color" at the ArtReach Gallery as I was at Camille Przewodek's workshop. However I received a message that my painting "Frankly Scarlet" won the award for Best Use of Color. That made up for missing the party with my painting buddies!

Workshop in Petaluma

I had a great time last month with fellow artist Barb Szkutnik at Camille Przewodek's workshop in Petaluma, California. On day one we painted the effect of light falling on colored blocks and colored cloths. On day two we added a round object to the block study. Days three and four found us painting on location using the techniques we learned at the beginning of the week. On the last day we had a live model and painted "mudheads". Camille kept us hopping as she stressed getting the paint on quickly and painting the shapes while indicating light and shadow. Keep in mind that these rough-looking pictures are "starts" and not finished paintings. It was time well spent. And evenings were fun as Barb and I sampled the fare from several fabulous restaurants.