Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuscany Photos

I am finally getting through my photographs from the trip to Tuscany with Fred Wessel and Jeremiah Patterson. This is a group shot taken by Hing Wah (in the beautiful shawl) who pasted herself in! Missing of course, are Fred and Jeremiah, don't have a clue why! It was a very fun group and I hope to keep in touch with all of them. Fred led a tempera painting workshop that is his specialty. His love of the Renaissance is contagious and his paintings are amazing. Jeremiah does exquisite watercolors. He uses a layering technique in his plein air paintings that he shared.
Will post their websites later for you to see their works. If I hear from the other artists in the group, I will post theirs as well.
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Lunch with Lynn

My friend Lynn Winningham (fellow artist and art educator) and I had lunch at the Mountain Fountain last Friday. She invited me to stop by her home and see a painting she had purchased from my studio last year. Lynn has a lovely home filled with original art. She is a wonderful watercolorist.
She doesn't live far from the "new" studio/gallery space on the mountain where I will be teaching so I hope to see her more often this next week.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Classes and Workshops

My fall art classes will be in a new space on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee beginning Wednesday, September 12. Oil/acrylic painting will be from 9:30 - 12:00 and Watercolor painting will be 1:00 - 3:30. The studio is next door to the Mountain Mirror office on Watauga Lane. I am looking forward to working with returning students and meeting new ones. I plan to have the classes outdoors some this fall painting on the mountain! Email me for registration information.
I have two new workshops to share with you. I hope that you can join me in my Artist's Travels this year!

Spring workshop: Sketching Callaway, April 4 & 5, in beautiful Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. We will create a journal of sketches, watercolor paintings and notes about the garden with the help of the staff horticulturalists. The azaleas should be in full bloom! Registration will be with Callaway Gardens at a later date.

Summer workshop: Durinda and Friends in France. Two weeks at a lovely country house, all expenses included (except airfare) to paint, sketch, relax, shop and sight see. Instruction for plein air painting in the French countryside will be in watercolor and/or oil painting. Registration will be with La Bonne Etoile. More information will be posted later.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Welcome to my artist blog!

Welcome to my new artist blog! I will be posting my works in progress as well as new paintings that are available for purchase. Since I love to travel (who doesn't?) I will keep you informed of my locations and painting schedules. This year, I am primarily developing a series of my works for galleries, exhibits, and collectors. After having my own teaching studio for three years, I felt the need to get back to my original plan (after leaving the art department of McCallie School in 2002) of working on my own. I will keep you informed of the progress!

My new working studio is located in the historic town of Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is a beautiful area of valleys, lakes, ridges, and the Tennessee River. I will be offering painting workshops this fall locally. I love to paint en plein air (on location). Many times I use these studies to paint larger works in the studio. I have so many now that will make wonderful paintings, scenes from Paris, Venice, Tuscany, as well as New York City, Florida, and other areas of the southeast.

I hope that you will stay in touch. I will have news of upcoming shows and classes, paintouts, and other events.
Back to Painting!