Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cuban Transformers

Cuban Transformers
9x12 oil
plein air
available

Cuba has alot of stuff lying around which is one
of the things I found most appealing.
Of course there was lots of crumbling textures too.
One man's junk.....


Check out my solo show on Cuba below!\

Cuba, Faded Beauty
Solo Show at South Street Art Gallery, Easton. MD
May 1, 2018- May 27th, 2018



PREVIEW THE SHOW HERE

Thanks for following along!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cuban Mariachi


Cuban Mariachi
9x12
Plein Air Cuba
available

This band was very popular in Old Havana and played
a different restaurants on the square.
I even bought their CD.
Brings back lots of fun memories of our group dancing.

On this day I caught them at a resto with the Capitol building
in the distance.

Check out my solo show on Cuba below!\

Cuba, Faded Beauty
Solo Show at South Street Art Gallery, Easton. MD
May 1, 2018- May 27th, 2018



PREVIEW THE SHOW HERE

Thanks for following along!




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cuba, Plein Air

Painting in Old Havana, Cuba

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of visiting 
Cuba on an historic painting trip with 100 other painters.
My favorite place to paint by far was Old Havana.
 I haven't even scratched the surface of everything I saw there
that I want to paint.

Check out my solo show on Cuba below!\

Cuba, Faded Beauty
Solo Show at South Street Art Gallery, Easton. MD
May 1, 2018- May 27th, 2018

PREVIEW THE SHOW HERE

This is one of my plein air paintings done on location.
 Cuban Quartet
9x12
available

When you get this I'll be participating in Paint The Town,
held in Marble Falls, TX.
If you're in the area come join the fun.
Check out my painting location by sending me an email!

Schedule of events here:
https://www.hlcarts.com/event/218-paint-the-town/

Thanks for following along.
We're gonna have a good time:)))




Thursday, April 26, 2018

PACE18 with Bruce Bingham

Jeanne with faculty hat, Mary and Moi

This is from the day we went to
El Rancho de las Golondrinsa.
Windy is an understatement.
It was a full on dust storm with hats flying and
easels tumbling along like the tumbling tumble weeds.
No kidding.  There were gusts up to 60 mph.

Plus plenty of time to be silly.
Jeanne, Hai Ou and Moi

Winners
All paint and no play makes for a dull day;)


Hate to say goodbye to Sante Fe.  Good times.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PACE18 Demos

Part of the fun of being at PACE18 
is seeing all the great demos.
My favorite this year was Kevin McPherson.

This is his beginning, middle and end.




He painted this really complex scene from a water color
he had done in Italy.
I really related to the way he mixes his color.  He uses the
same value for as long as he needs to and bends the
different colors to a warm or cool bias on his palette.

I was relieved that he doesn't make separate piles
of each color and leave them because
frankly I'm just not that tidy and that technique never seems
to work for me.

Of course he made the whole thing look really easy!

Upcoming:
Paint the Town Marble Falls
and
PREVIEW THE SHOW HERE
Cuba, Faded Beauty
Solo Show at South Street Art Gallery, Easton. MD
May 1, 2018- May 27th, 2018


Thanks for following along!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

PACE18 with Bruce Bingham

PACE18

Too much fun? No such thing.
Nobody can accuse us of not having enough fun.
left to right:
Shelby Keefe, Brenda Boylan, Nancy Tankersley, Moi, and Jeanne Reavis.

I had so much more fun than last year when I ended up in the La Jolla hospital with a pinched nerve in my back.  What a drag.  This year I came away with tons of inspiration and some
new techniques. YAY!

The first morning we were there we found a spot to paint along a road not far from the hotel.


It was a little windy as you can see by the flags  on the right below
below but nothing like later in the week.

I'll break this up into a few more posts so it won't get too long.

Upcoming:
Paint the Town Marble Falls
and
PREVIEW THE SHOW HERE
Cuba, Faded Beauty
Solo Show at South Street Art Gallery, Easton. MD
May 1, 2018- May 27th, 2018

Thanks for following along!





Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cuba, Faded Beauty

 What's inside?
All my paintings are packed and shipped to
South Street Art Gallery, Easton, MD.
for my May show:
Cuba Faded Beauty.

The key to doing a solo show is getting organized
and keeping focus.
I shipped these boxes three different ways to
save on expense.  The smaller ones could go priority mail.
The next size was less expensive to send Fed X.
The the big guy in the back had to go by freight.

Sneak peek at what's inside;
Cuba Style
12 x 16 oil

I'll be sending you more images of the show via my blog so please stay tuned.
Next I'm off to the Plein Air Convention for lots of fun and inspiration!

Don't forget The Painted Garden Show at
Beach Gallery, Va. Beach, Va.
opening this weekend.


Thanks for following along!