Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Yuxin's work:

Yuxin's hard work and concentration paid off with these small pieces:
 Yuxin likes purple so we were especially pleased with her results in the following work:

Monday, April 23, 2012

The last large (36" by 24") painting for the ARTSfest is DONE!

1st color layer - yellow/orange with brown:

2nd color layer - orange/red with brown: 

 3rd color layer - blue/black:

Two weeks to go - Athens ARTSfest - May 5th & 6th.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wecome to our world, little Ariana!

My nephew's wife had her little girl a couple of weeks ago - after three boys, everyone was thrilled!

Friday, April 20, 2012

One more large painting for the ARTSfest

 Here are the three colors layers used to achieve the finished work. Above a yellow layer, below a red layer (lots of orange shows from the red sitting on the yellow!):
 And below, a layer of blue:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Some lessons for Yuxin from mainland China

To make a short story long: Mary Loomis met Yuxin's American "mother" and in talking together Mary discovered that Yuxin would like to learn how to make jewelry. Mary quickly volunteered her husband Tom Loomis to give Yuxin some lessons. (Tom was the jewelry & sculpture teacher at the local university for 30 plus years.) While Yuxin was working and learning at the Loomis home, she noticed a couple of my pieces on the walls and showed an interest is learning about my art. Tom called me and we arranged for Yuxin to visit my cellar studio and learn my techniques. Below she is removing some color from her first piece:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I'm working on some larger pieces for the Athens ARTSfest

 36" wide by 24" tall (wedding painting)
 Two details - above and below.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Career day at a local high school - here are the three groups I spoke with:

 Dave Webster called me a couple of months ago with an offer I couldn't refuse. He asked me to present "Artist" at his Athens High School's career day. Today was the day. Myself and 70 others had 30 minute periods with interested students telling about our careers. I did mention that it's good to have a "day job" if you want to produce art. I was an elementary art teacher for 31 years and I spent 6 years supervising art student teachers - but all the while I kept painting and developing my art.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Nine new paintings for the Athens ARTSfest

 I did 10, but one is gone already.
 Don't forget to save the dates - May 5th & 6th, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Grand Canyon Photo Club

Each month members are encouraged to submit a digital photograph in line with a topic, idea or process. This month our challenge was "Pennsylvania/NewYork." I choose to photograph Rt. 15 which connects us here in the northern tier of Pennsylvania with the southern tier of New York. The color in the photograph was very spotty what with some green grass and still lots of yellow and brown - so I went with a black & white image - warmed a little! You can see each month's entries in our newsletters at Grand Canyon Photo Club - Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon!