Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stutz Open House

16th Annual Open House

If you live in or near Indianapolis and you love art, The Stutz Open House is the place to be April 24 or 25. It is like attending 70 gallery openings. At last count we have art being exhibited by 86 artists. Tickets are available early at any Old National Banking Center for $10 or $12 at the door. Proceeds finance our two resident artist's studios for a year. More info at Stutz Artists.com

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Feeding Time in Germany

Oil on Linen

This is a small study I did for some upcoming works. The cows are feeding in Germany, in the small village of Waging Am See. I have photographed them for the past 2 years visiting my daughter and family. The area in Southern Germany is a painter's dream with great views every direction one looks.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Coming Home

Oil on Linen

This is a painting I have been working on for the past two weeks. It is a little more conservative in color than most of my works, but I wanted to have a larger work ready for some of the upcoming juried exhibits. The one I was thinking about states in their mission statement that they are upholding the traditions of the Brown County artists that painted in the area in the late 19th Century...the most famous being T.C. Steele.

I always enjoy new challenges and finished the work with some glazes to pull some of the objects and areas of the painting together. The mood I tried to create was the late evening after a thunderstorm with the sky starting to open up and the cows returning home after their day in the fields.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Seated Model

Red Conte

This drawing was done in the March open figure class at the Stutz classroom. Marla is a real pro and hardly ever moves. We thought it would be a little different to add a few props.

Reclining Figure

Red Conte

This was another drawing completed at Dean/Johnson Gallery. I moved to sketch and got quite a fore shortening challenge.

Wonder Woman

Red Conte

This work was one of the drawings completed at Dean/Johnson Gallery. In February they had open night figure drawing and later a show in the gallery.

Portrait Study

Red Conte

This was a drawing I did for my workshop in March. His face was actually quite long and I enjoyed doing the spiked hair.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Around the Bend

Oil on Linen

I forgot to post this work earlier. I entered it into the Indiana Artists Exhibition and it was juried in. This is a direction I have been working in...a little more abstract, more linear. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Salad Time


I have been doing some painting demos with my painting classes and decided this subject would be challenging. With Fresh Market on the way to the studio, a quick stop resulted in a nice selection of vegies and one plum for color.