Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Painting and pictures from class

Another earthy basket of apples. Looks like I am getting ready for fall!

Here is Jim Salem painting a lovely landscape with everyone looking on. It was pretty breezy which you can't tell by this picture, but what a beautiful day!

Most everyone painted a landscape except a few. Here we have the final critique.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Left handed abstracts

Imagine a a time of day and a color palette... morning.. blues. Afternoon deeper shades of purple...sunset... reds and yellows. Night.... deep blues and blacks. Now imagine flying up in the sky over your house and looking down and seeing all the things around your house, roads, lawns, fields, water. Now paint what you are seeing with your left hand!

Judy Pino's painting
My painting

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Plein aire painting

Friday there was a plein aire paint out event in Key West sponsored by the Key West Art Center Over 30 artists hit the streets to paint and then were brought together art the Art center for a showing. It was great fun and although there was a threat of rain it turned out to be a beautiful day.
I ended up on Southard between Duval and Whitehead as this huge old bougainvillea caught my eye. I had such fun painting on the sidewalk , talking to people enjoying the day.

Maggie Ruley is on the right, she organized the event and Jennifer Badry is on the left, she is the jeweler at the gallery. We had fun at the showing and drank a few glasses of wine.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Aids Help 20 Year Retospect Art Auction

Every year Aids Help holds an art auction comprised of select local artists with a theme. This year is their 20th year. I have donated for many years and this year I have been working on something a little different.

We were given a wooden tray and I saw it as a little shrine or altar and flew with it from there.

Preview will be at Lucky Street Gallery from the 18th to the 20th and the auction will be held at the Casa Marina on March 21st at 6:00


Well the weather was iffy and people seemed to be ready to bolt if they felt a drop of rain. The rain held off all day until just as we were to close up shop. I had great people around me so it made for a pleasant weekend. I had a nice location and the weather turned out to be beautiful on Sunday.

A lovely woman from Israel was on my right.

To my left was Roger Disney from Oklahoma with some interesting figures and cityscapes.

Chris Black was across the way with her beautiful blue watercolors

It was a fun weekend and a profitable one and I met a lot of nice people and handed out my card to loads of people and sold quite a few things.