Monday, October 26, 2009

Distinguished guests visit the cellar studio

My two student teachers Dan and Ciara along with Dan's co-op Rachel actually learned "hands-on" how I work the plaster (joint compound) to make my textured paintings.
Of course we talked about student teaching, too.
The three guests were excellent students with high powers of concentration! Below is Ciara's work featuring her daughter's name. Above is Dan's work - I've since used the circular grooves in a couple of new paintings. Below is Rachel's Baroque looking piece! You may wonder where is the color? Ah, the plaster needs 48 hours to dry. The color will be added another time.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Some of the new work.

Most of these are going to Connie Sickler's Settlement House on Rt. 6 on the west edge of Sylvania, PA. It was Connie who suggested that I make long and tall paintings for above doors and between windows. These are 31 inches by 8.5 inches.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twenty new paintings

I recently started 20 new paintings - many of them the long or tall size. The plan was to get the preliminary stuff out of the way so that I could take advantage of a two day "Fall Break"! I did OK. I have 10 framed, 6 ready to frame and four that need one more color layer. Below are most of the paintings in the first stage - plastered and textured.
Below I have the first color layer (out of three) applied and manipulated.
Below many of the paintings are done and framed. Some only have two color layers and are waiting for me to add the third.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I have a new customer!

I'm proud to say that the daughter of a former student, and grand daughter of a former colleague, purchased one of my paintings at the Night & Day Coffee Cafe. Looks like a great match to me!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Andy Wales visits our Intro to Drawing Class!

Andy Wales spoke to us about his passion for drawing and the art form that he has chosen - comic book production! Andy shared with us his story about the birth and growth of his desire to create images. Check here to see an early drawing of Andy's and to discover his blog if you haven't already! For more on Andy's visit, go to our Intro to Drawing Blog here.