Open Studio Recap

FINAL FRIDAY - May 30, 2014. this was my first time to open the studio to the public. I had just moved in over the past week and the artwork hung just a couple of hours before opening.  A modest affair as I still have lots to add to the space. There was a nice turn out for the art walk and I was very pleased with the response to my new work. Words like uplifting, fresh, refreshing were used to describe my recent foray into the world of blue. The blue and blue-centric landscapes brightened the spirit and also lifted the room. People noticed and I could not have been more pleased. I found myself explaining my textural glazing process over and over to curious art lovers and artists alike. Looking at these paintings via. computer or photograph does not really show the technique in it's full glory :)  .. The process is one that I have developed over many years. The texture is like it's own color, adding an element to the work. If it were not their the work would not succeed on any level..... and as you can see, even my choice in flowers were influenced by my new color palette.


Now that I am over this first little hurdle I will start setting up to paint sometime next week. I am also working out the details for teaching classes and workshops in Intuitive Abstraction and Color Field Painting. This will likely start out as a demo class during an open studio event. Lots to think about lots to do...