Friday, February 8, 2013

Day Travels with Friends

After an informative & enjoyable tour at the San Antonio Museum of Art we went to the Japanese/Chinese Gardens to enjoy a winter day in SA.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Getting over the Holidays

As fun and exciting as the holiday season can be, personally I'm glad we've entered a new year.

I'm working towards getting back into a daily painting routine. It's a slow process - a small sketch scribbled down, a visit to a local museum, walking through an art supply store, sitting outside looking at nature's colors, re-arranging my pastels to study values and temperatures - all help guide me back into creating new paintings.

Hope you experience exciting discoveries.

All-Members Show January-February

Excited to have a couple of paintings in the Texas Pastel Society's All-Member
show going on this month through February.  More details about welcoming reception

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Finished a Doug Dawson Workshop and WOW.  If he comes to your area, take his workshop. He is generous with his ideas and how to apply them to your paintings.  I walked away with my head stuffed with new ways of seeing and 'translating' all the incredible views Nature gives us into a solid plein air painting.  My visual tool box was filled with new skills to play with when I go outside. I'm packing up my stuff for a trip outside!
Providence was generous this month at the River Art Group Competition. I won second place in the Contemporary/Abstract category. My first art prize.  There were some great paintings and 3-D pieces that won. If you live in the area, take a trip downtown to the River Art Gallery in La Villita to see all the wonderful artstists' work.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yippee!!! I had two pastels selected for the Texas Pastel Society National show scheduled to begin October 15th in San Antonio. (See previous post for details.) 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Doug Dawson is coming to San Antonio

Exciting stuff happening.

On Monday, Oct. 15th master pastelist and teacher, Doug Dawson will conduct a demo at 6:30pm in The Garden Center at 3310 N. New Braunfels and Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209.  $10 for members, $20 for non-members.

The Texas Pastel Society's 2nd Biennual National Juried Show will be held October 19 - November 2, 2012 at the Art Incorporated Gallery located at 9401 San Pedro.  The hours to view and purchase paintings are Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-8, Friday-Saturday 10-6. 

The Opening Reception is Friday, October 19th from 5:00-8:00pm. Awards presented at 7:00pm.