Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I just can't seem to get any painting or writing done lately. Too many books, too little time. My students however are doing wonderful work. When I get the photos edited I will post them in the "Student Art" section of this blog. In other news I hope to schedule a workshop in July. I will let you know when in the next few days. Then we will all get some work done.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
I just finished reading the epilogue of a wonderful story titled "Sweep in Peace" from Ilona Andrews. The authors (Ilona and Gordon) have been posting this story on their website as they write it. I am not the most patient reader so waiting eagerly, and sometimes anxiously, for the next installment was difficult for me. It was oh, so worth the wait. If you are looking for a good read check out all their books. There are more free reads at the website. You can try before you buy to see if you like their type of writing. If you find you love Ilona Andrew's stories as much as I do you can buy the books in at last 3 series in most bookstores. The books are also available for Kindle and Nook. I'll be eagerly watching for "Sweep in Peace" and the latest in the Kate Daniels series "Magic Shifts" which is scheduled for release August 4th, 2015.
Click here to read "Sweep in Peace"
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Last week one of my Maryville classes had a visit from Reporter Melanie Tucker and Photographer Mark Large of The Daily Times. Ms. Tucker wrote a lovely article that appeared in the Monday June 1st issue. Everyone had a great time. We all got interviewed and photographed for the paper. You can read the piece at the following link:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
I am now teaching a night time class at the Hobby Lobby in the Turkey Creek Shopping Complex. We meet at 6 PM on Monday nights. I am also offering a Saturday class at 11 AM every other Saturday. This month's lessons are on the following dates: May 9th and May 23rd. In June, we meet on June 6th and June 20th. Please call with any questions you have or to register for these classes. (865)765-5479
Here is a photo one of my newer paintings. This was a one day workshop held at Turkey Creek back in January and repeated in February. We will rerun this workshop for the Maryville classes at some point. This was a new background technique that is easier than it looks and is just plain fun. I plan to redesign this as a summer class. The same technique can be used for any season with a few changes. I will post an upcoming workshop schedule soon.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
You can see my work in person at the Blount County Library, Cusick Street in Alcoa through the month of November. Four of my paintings are on display there at the Bookmark Cafe. A waterfall and two of my geranium still lifes in oil, and an acrylic painting of boats are hanging out with some other nice works by local artists. Be sure to stop by to see these.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
It's that time again. We all seem to get caught up in a mad rush this time of year. Do you still make time for art? With the rounds of shopping, parties, and visits with family and friends we often put our artwork on hold. I know it's difficult to make time for ourselves in all this crazy rushing around. Make the time to create. Combine your artistic creation with family time. Decorate a gingerbread house. Fingerpaint with the kids. Design your own greeting cards. Make Christmas ornaments for the tree. Start a new tradition. You'll be glad you did.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and may you get to slow down and enjoy it to the fullest! See you in class.