Thursday, November 29, 2012
On Friday, December 7th from 6pm to 8:30pm the annual Small Works Show will be held at Anne Irwin Fine Art . This is one of the paintings that will be available along with many more. Also, on my Painting Store, located on the right, on this blog I have added a few paintings available directly from me.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Before the landscape show I went around Piedmont Park and took pictures one morning. I really got a lot of great pictures and views of the park. I like painting water so I picked the photo of the gazebo and painted it. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I try to walk around Chastain Park as much as I can. It is a 4 mile walk round trip. For the current landscape show I went around to different parks and took photos. I downloaded them and printed a few out and painted from them. Plein air is much more fun. The Murphey Candler painting that I posted a few weeks ago was done on location. Unfortunately I didn't have time to ask anyone to go paint with me on location here or at Piedmont Park. You should always have the buddy system when painting on location. A few women have told me they paint alone and that is just not a safe thing. I have had enough strange people come up to me when I am painting with a group. Just like when you are scuba diving you always have a buddy! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
This painting is currently in the Atlanta Landscape Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art. I know it isn't a landscape painting. Initially I was told the show was going to be Atlanta Scenes so I was trying to decide what I was going to paint. I had taken several photos at the Georgia Aquarium and thought that this one would be fun to paint. I think these fish were found in the fresh water part of the aquarium. I have to say the front one gave a great pose. I think the name of the painting says it all.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
This fall I took a plein air workshop and then a plein air class. I will talk about the plein air workshop at a later date. Our class went to different locations around Atlanta to paint outside. We ran into all kinds of circumstances! Taking the wrong routes and going on a long hike with our equipment, dealing with rain, snakes, and spiders. Luckily I happened to walk over the snake and didn't see him! This painting I did on location at Murphey Candler Park, which is inside the perimeter. I think I had gone by there once maybe to play tennis. On this day it was very cloudy and cold. At first I didn't know if I would find anything interesting to paint, but after searching this simple site was just what I needed. I really like how this painting turned out. It was what I envisioned from the beginning when I started it. On Friday the 9th Anne Irwin Fine Art will have the Atlanta Landscape/Scene show. It starts at 6-8:30. Please stop by. I have several more paintings in the show, but I won't have a chance to post them before the show. You can always visit the website.http://www.anneirwinfineart.com .