Saturday, October 25, 2008

Quinlan Visual Art Center Show

61st Annual Members' Exhibition
The 61st Annual Members’ Exhibition October 16 – November 30, 2008
The most popular tradition in the history of the Quinlan, the annual Members' Exhibition showcases the work of the different member-artists from Gainesville, Atlanta and beyond and each year marks another season of unparalleled excellence in visual arts programming. The exhibition will be on view through November 20th and is a dazzling and eclectic array of art in all media including landscapes, abstracts, still life compositions, portraits, ceramics, wood turnings and much, much more.

I should have 2 paintings in the show, but I haven't been up there to see the show.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gold Vase with Bittersweet 11 x 14 on Panel

I was able to find a package of bittersweet at Fresh Market a week ago and had regretted not buying it last year. This gold vase I have used in a painting before and thought the reds and golds would make a nice fall painting. On the ground there are leaves and a few grapes as David would call "Debris." In his paintings he puts onion skins, leaves, twigs etc.. as accents in his grounds. I asked him about it this time and he says that at the last workshop he carried a box that had the debris in it. He even has named a painting something like Fruit with Debris and the painting was selling for around $40,000. So "Debris" can be a really good thing!

Evening Tea 11 x 14 on Panel

This was the first painting I set up at the workshop. I wanted a dark background so you could see the beauty of the teapot and the richness of the pear and lady apples. I have had a hard timing taking a picture of this painting so in real life its a little lighter. This week I may try and retake the picture.

Jams and Jelly 8 x 10 on panel

I did this quick painting on the last day of class. I had a few hours before class was over so I just decided to do a simple painting with the ceramic box and fruit.

David A. Leffel and Myself

Last week I was once again able to take a workshop with David A. Leffel. The workshop was located at the Quinlan Visual Art Center in Gainesville, Georgia. David is considered the "Rembrandt" of today and IS. He is a true genius, great teacher and wonderful artist. It is a privilege to be able to learn from such an artist.