Friday, September 25, 2015

Brush and Flush

Sometimes I get asked to do some really simple things...and I
don't mind.  The middle canvas is store-bought, and my daughter
wanted a couple of other little canvases to go with it in
the children's bathroom.  So, here are the finished
products...ready to hang and instruct the little ones.
They are acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time for Class

Mr. Chad Smith teaching the kids a little watercolor today.

Samuel working on some colored pencil

Chad giving out some instruction.

I usually teach the Wednesday afternoon art classes.  But this year,
a young man and former art student of mine, has returned to Winnfield,
and was interested in doing some teaching.  So, I agreed to let him
try his hand a the children's really get his feet wet!
He taught all summer, and now he is continuing this fall.
Today, they did some basic watercolor, and painted a cardinal.
They all seemed to catch on, and enjoy the class.  Chad is
doing a great job, and really loves it.  I will continue to guide him
on what to teach, and provide the supplies.  I'm just enjoying the break,
and giving this young man a chance to do something we both love.

Children's Art Classes   Ages 10 and up  Wed pm  4-5 pm
$15.00 a lesson

Monday, September 7, 2015

Baby Face

I have been working in this drawing, a little at a time, for a
client in Natchitoches.  I am just about finished...a few more dark shadows,
and a little tweaking.  My hand only allows me to draw for a
short time now, so I am not producing as much artwork.  I am still
doing a lot of photography however.  And I don't want to quit drawing
and painting altogether.  So, I'll just do what I can when I can, and
we will see how it goes!

So, if you would like me to do something for you, please give me
lots of time!  I can still do it, just not on a deadline.  Thanks so much
for continuing to support my art and my life.  I feel very blessed.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Show it Off

"Midlife 24"  Mixed media collage   Carolyn Swift  Traverse City, Michigan

"White Bluffs Triptych"   Glenna Cole Allee    Photograph   San Francisco, California

"Walker 1"  Collage  Jack Girard   Lexington, Kentucky

"Cheetah"   Wood and Aluminum sculpture    Sallye Holloway     Alexandria, Louisiana

"Bike Shadows"  Me!  watercolor    Winnfield, Louisiana

"Sander's Old Barn"  Oil painting  Roderick Murchison    Pineville, Louisiana

"Which Point of View?"     Oil on Panel    Evelien Bachrach   Hancock, New Hampshire

"Misty Cypress Sunrise"  photograph  Jeff Stephens    Dry Prong, Louisiana

"Cleaned out My Studio"   Clay  Suzanne Sidebottom    New Albany, Indiana

"Precariously Balanced Diet"  Wood and Paint   Ron Koehler   Cleveland, Mississippi

Enjoyed  a nice evening at the Alexandria Museum of Art, attending the opening
reception for their 28th September Competition.  There were a variety of
pieces, as you can see, and lots of interesting approaches.  I am always
amazed at some of the creativity and the thoughts of other artists:  I am such a
traditional realist.  My mind doesn't come up with some of the wild
stuff I saw tonight.  I like some of it: I can appreciate some of it; and some
of it, I do not care for at all.  I did not agree with the judging...but I rarely do!

It truly is an honor just to get in this show.  When I saw some of the other pieces,
I am not sure why the judges selected mine.  My two were the most realistic ones there.
And many of the things they selected were similar to their own work...which does
happen sometimes.

The show will stay up until November 21st, so if you are in Alexandria,
stop by and check it out.  Quite an interesting show!