Monthly Archives March 2008

Painting Project

I’ve been having a great deal of fun painting portraits lately.  I decided to try doing something with an old, Rembrandt style to it.  I found the perfect model and set to work creating a piece with an old master feel.  Here is what I came up with… I was really pleased with what we ended up with.  The dramatic lighting, combined with the brush strokes, gives the piece the timeless look I was aiming for.   I’m hoping to put together an exhibit of some of these paintings later this year.  I’ll keep you posted!
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The Color of Life

One of the great things about art is that it is always changing.   Trying something new is what keeps your art fresh.  Lately, I’ve been playing around with adding more color to my paintings.  I created this ballerina image during the workshop last week. I incorporated a LOT more color than usual on this piece, but I think it really worked.  The vibrant color really gives the work a sense of motion and excitement.  I can’t wait to display this at one of my upcoming exhibits.  I’d love to hear what you think!
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Artistic Escape

I just got back from an incredible art workshop.  We spent the week in the historic town of St. Francisville, Louisiana.  The setting was absolutely incredible.  I stayed at the Butler Greenwood Plantation .  If you ever want to get away from it all for a few days, I couldn’t recommend a better place.  The cabin where I stayed was built in the 1790s!!! The week was spent travelling around the area visiting historic sites, taking lots of photographs and then returning to the classroom to create paintings from our images.  It was such an inspiring week!   One of our stops was a tour of the Rosedown Plantation – which dates back to the 1730s!!!  Here is a shot of the driveway leading up to the house. It was a very intense week.  We started each morning around 7 and went until 10 or 11 at night.  There was just so much to see and do – we couldn’t waste time sleeping!  I had a wonderful time honing my art skills and will be adding some of the work to the fine art website soon.
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