Friday, September 21, 2007
Durinda, Evelle Dana and Anne Platt. This week, Charlotte Wardlaw joined us. We started a still life of sunflowers that Sarah brought us. When painting from life, I begin with "massing or blocking in" the local color or mid-tone color that you see. Then mix the color darker, usually with its complementary color where you see shading and then finally mix the color lighter. This seems to go faster than building on the darks. Everyone had a very good start. I also recommend working more on the live objects since they will be different or even gone in a few days. We will finish the paintings next week, using the pitcher and other flowers plus our photos.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the cooler weather!
The art classes on Lookout started Wednesday, September 12. This is the afternoon watercolor group. We are glad to have Barbara Murray join us this year. Here is the gang: Betty Moses, seated; LJ Huffaker, Ann Currey, Jan Michaels, Barbara Murray, and Wendy Williams. They are such wonderful ladies and artists. I will post a photo of the morning oil class when I can get it uploaded! Anne Platt, Sarah Fowler, and Evelle Dana started Wednesday. We have a couple of spaces in the morning class and a wait list for the afternoon class. If you or someone you know are interested in joining either one, let me know! Watch for an article on the classes in the October Mountain Mirror and an open house later in November in the studio/gallery space.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Here are Sandi Abney and her brother Carl in Hollis Gallery. The Gallery Hop was a big success. I was in the gallery that afternoon and we had a steady stream of people visit. I am sure the crowds got larger after we left. Bill and I had dinner at St. John's closeby and then "hopped" around ourselves. I enjoyed seeing other artists and their works. Especially exciting was seeing Sandi's son Keith's new gallery on River Street in Coolidge Park. Everything looked great! Chattanooga is a great place to see all types of original art by local, regional and national artists.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I will be the featured artist in October with scenes from my Tuscany trip this summer.
This is AuBree Elaine Cheek, our newest GrandGirl born September 5th in Chattanooga, Tennessee to my son, Kevin and Stephanie. AuBree weighed 8 lbs 9 oz. We are very thankful that she and mom are very healthy. She even has curly hair (like Dee Dee's) ha.
It's hard to explain how you feel to someone who hasn't experienced grandchildren yet, but they are truly a blessing in your life. Bill and I are very thankful for our other two princesses, Caylea and Camryn, from daughter Caron.
Sorry this post doesn't have anything to do with art or travel, but family does affect your feelings and well-being. Now, back to painting!