Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Supplies, Info, etc ---- April 17th workshop

Hello all ----I need to clear up a bit of confusion ----My Spring Plein Air weekend is Saturday and Sunday April 17 th and 18th-----that's clear---- --All are invited to come to paint plein air---or just to watch and admire the art being produced-----at no charge both Saturday and Sunday----My plein air WORKSHOP IS SATURDAY ONLY from 9 until 5 pm at a cost of $65. ---including lunch which I will lovingly prepare-----I will be sure to state the information differently for my October Plein Air Event!

SUGGESTED Supply List for OIL PAINTERS : Limited palette: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow,Titanium White additional colors Scarlet Lake, Permanent Yellow Deep, Pthalo Blue, Burnt Sienna, odorless thinner---i prefer eco friendly citrus thinner--linseed oil , small bottle of olive oil or lotion

ALL ARTISTS NEED:Large brimmed hat, portable easel, rags and or paper towels, 4 or 5 small panels or canvases about 8 x 10 size---plus one or two larger size of your preference---

On Saturday Morning ---for the workshop I will do a demonstration----and talk about plein air and the elements that go into painting a successful painting as well as covering practical and technical information---ending with a short question and answer session---
Then you will all set up to paint---I will assist you if you need it ----giving as much individual attention as you need-----at the end of the day--- if time allows ----we will do a short critique -----I am looking forward to sharing with you what I have learned in my 30 years of doing art ---- and I will enjoy---I'm sure ---learning from you!
We will break for lunch mid- day----and I will only cancel if the weather is impossible----!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Directions Lyon School

65 miles from St. Louis----Hwy 44 west to Hwy 100 West, Continue 9 miles past New Haven to
V V (left) 1 mile to Lyon School Rd. (right) 1 mile to property on left.

Florida Light and Color

Tommy and I have just returned from a week in Florida----we had the pleasure of being at a close friends daughter's beachside wedding in Naples------Our walks on the beach in the early morning light with soft pinks reflecting in the sand, while sandpipers, gulls, and egrets spent the time fishing for their breakfast in the surf and sand were inspiring moments-------The full moon cast a magic reflective spell on the water-----ahhhhh----we swam in the chilly gulf------had a great time ----and although I didn't paint in oils ----I sketched , water colored, and photographed our lovely experience---------You'll see in descriptions of my work---the term --- "experiential" ------It will be referring to all the moments and experiences that lead to the development of each piece----ahhhhh life! Time to paint and experience this beautiful Missouri spring!