classes

8/9/17

Drawing in Color at Washtenaw Community College Starts September 5




Improve your drawing techniques and stimulate creativity.

Using professonal grade colored pencils, water-soluble color pencils, graphite, pastels and other media, we will explore color theory and its application. A combination of demonstration, one on one guidance, and individual studio time will help to improve participant technique and stimulate creativity. An optional class critique will be available for learners who wish to participate.

This class runs for 8 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 - 8:45. 

You can register online at https://tinyurl.com/yblt9lw4 or call 734-677-5060.


6/21/17

Detroit Artists Market


I recently joined the Detroit Artists Market and I have some work in the upcoming 100 Bucks Show, where collectors can pick up nice art at a reasonable price.  This exhibit runs from July 28 through
 August 26th, 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI.  Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays 11AM - 6 PM.

People can take their purchases home with them from this show instead of waiting until the end of the show. The work is hopefully start "disappearing" from the opening night on!







4/11/17

Upcoming Classes - Drawing in Color

UPDATE: This class is filled with a waiting list.  Thank you to all of my students!

Student with art  (pastel and colored pencil)



I will begin teaching a new session of Drawing in Color at Washtenaw Community College - Community Enrichment, Starting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for 8 weeks, 6:15 PM- 8:45 PM
Using professional-grade colored pencils, water-soluble colored pencils, graphite, pastels and other media, we will explore color theory and its application. A combination of demonstration, one-on-one guidance and individual studio time will help improve your technique and stimulate creativity. Beginning students will have structured lessons. Advanced and continuing students will have one-on-one instruction & studio time. An optional class critique will be available. 




4/10/17

Thomas Hart Benton's Home & Studio





I had the opportunity to visit Thomas Hart Benton's home and studio in Kansas City.  His art has always appealed to me. It was interesting to see where and how he created his paintings.  A lot of preparation went into sketches and preparing sculptures to use as references while he painted.  I also learned that he could be a crusty (or grumpy) man.  This was disappointing, but I will separate my love of his art, from my feelings about his personality.

3/16/17

My Artist's Profile


I was going through my files and found this. Ann Kullberg has a great website targeting colored pencil artists.  She publishes books and magazines, and is an author of some fabulous instructional  colored pencil portrait books.  Several years ago she featured me in her magazine. 
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2/23/17

Mixed Media - Whimsical Abstract Landscape




This is a mixed media experiment, and still a work in progress.  
I used Caran D'ache NeoColor II(water-soluble wax pastels), colored pencils, and stitching on 11" x 14 " Stonehenge Paper.  I have been working on abstracted landscapes and this piece incorporates various media.  I am enjoying this creative exercise, and will be applying more stitching as time goes on.