Tuesday, September 17, 2019

summer's end

If only this were true!  We continue to be hot and dry here in Alabama. I painted this on a 24 x 30" canvas.  It will be with me at one of my upcoming shows. They are as follows:

Monte Sano art Festival , Huntsville, AL  Sept 21 and 22

Atlanta Old 4th Ward Art Festival , Atlanta . Sept 28 and 29

St James Art Festival, Louisville, KY Oct 4-6

Carrollton Festival of the Arts, Carrollton, GA Oct 12 and 13

Moss Rock Arts Festival, Hoover, AL  Nov 2 and 3

Covington Festival of the Arts, Covington, LA  Nov 9 and 10

Open studio , Vestavia Hills, AL Nov 14

I had a wonderful group of artists in my workshop last weekend.  We worked on still life and loose figures.  Below is a picture of our group. We worked so hard that I failed to get pictures of their work.  It is a shame because they did some great pieces.
My next scheduled workshop is Jan 17 and 18.  We will be focusing on still life and animals.  It is filling up fast so I may add one the first weekend in February.  Email me at carolcarmike@att.net for information.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

my sunshine

I had one of those days today where painting did not come easily.  Not a great feeling since I am teaching a workshop in a couple of days.  I have only known one artist to say while attending his workshop that he never messed up while painting.  Um hum....I learned some from him but left a day early.  A little too proud of himself.  Well.... I mess up plenty.  I kept working through this until I was happy with it.  It is painted on a 16 x 20" canvas.

Monday, September 2, 2019

in sync

I got back in the studio today after traveling for a couple of weeks.  Not very sure why I painted this but I am happy with it.  I am teaching a workshop Sept 13 and 14 and day two is using palette knives so maybe that is why this happened.  I was trying to be very thoughtful about what I included.  I am a bit of an impatient person so it is not easy for me.  This is painted on a 15 x 30" canvas.