Saturday, June 27, 2009
This painting was the result of an unusual painting gig. I was invited to do a demo painting at Clay Terrace shopping center. The complex has a new concept of businesses, restuarants, retail that allows people to walk around and enter from the street. A break from the mall concept. Anyway, people gathered to watch 2 painters and listen to live music while enjoying a glass of wine from the Estridge store, HOMEexperience. A big thanks to Paul Estridge, president, for sponsoring this Friday night activity. And, the purchase of 2 small paintings
This is a second version of the Flooded Wabash. The first was completed 2 years ago after being in New Harmony and painting the flooded river. I usually don't try to come that close to an earlier work, but that painting was chosen for inclusion in the newly rennovated Eli Lilly and Company corporate offices. The first version was sold, so this was the 18"x24" selection. The work is a part of a collection of 8 Indiana painters in the new space.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Three of my students painting at the canal in Broad Ripple. Sandy, Connie and Karen. Just a reminder that I will be teaching a plein air workshop at the Indianapolis Art Center in August and again at the Stutz during the Fall. Classes will be posted in August on the Stutz Artists website.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Set up in front of the sculpture at the IMA at 8:30 and completed the painting in 2 hours. Wanted to tighten the process after the Saturday morning painting. Basically: find the subject through the viewer, sketch it on the canvas, block in the big shapes, choose the color notes, lay in the color shapes, look for value and color contrast. add a few details with heavier paint, and clean up because the riding mower guy is headed my way.
This was a painting I did last Saturday at the Zionsville Paint-out. I wanted to challenge myself after taking the Kim English workshop there, so the inclusion of people. Maybe missed creating a focus and too much color to please the judge, but I enjoyed the painting process and the activity of the colorful market.
Monday, June 8, 2009
This was done on the 2nd day. I liked the courthouse view from a block away and looking over the buildings to see the vertical tower of the courthouse. The paintings were juried Saturday and I was awarded an honarable mention.