Archive for October, 2011


Acrylic painting on paper
Opening Night

Finally, the second of the series of three paintings I’m creating for a showing at Art Gallery of Viera is completed.  These are nice sized paintings, bright in color and fun.    I think after my third one though, I’ll be happy to get back to the abstracts I’ve been working on.   For some reason, I couldn’t resist going off on this tangent.  I guess they satisfy my need to work with geometric shapes and bold colors.  Again, the short attention span rears its ugly head.  OK, so maybe not so ugly.

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Red pail

Beginner to intermediate watercolor classes start at the Cocoa Beach Library tomorrow, Thursday, Oct.13th at 10 am.  In addition to our usual 1/4 sheet paintings, I’m going to have students create 4″x6″ mini paintings.  The mini paintings will fill the drying time involved in the larger paintings.  They will be simple and give the students the opportunity to try various techniques on a smaller scale.  There are still a few spaces left.
Calling it a Day

Masquerade Ball

 
Finally, after many, many long hours, layer after layer of paint, I’m finally ready to call this one done.  It’s a fun painting, full of bright colors, and a feeling of jubilation.  Can you feel the excitement, the beat of the music?  I always feel like celebrating after completing a new piece.  Especially one that challenged my imagination as much as this one has.  Why is it that the creativity simply flows some days (or weeks) and other times you have to dig so deep to get it down on paper?  Perhaps it was the difficulty of changing gears.  The abstract acrylics I have been doing have been more spontaneous, less labored.  Working on this piece, while using the bright colors was fun, I found capturing the feeling, the movement and euphoria of a party was, well, exhausting.  After all that, I sure hope you like it.  Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you’ve encountered such difficulty and how you overcame it. 
The plight of the Black Cat

Black Cat Rescue

Guests at Art Gallery of Viera
Making some new friends
New friends and old
Halloweird Bunch
If you couldn’t make it to Art Gallery of Viera last night because you couldn’t get to your boat or your waders weren’t high enough to keep you dry, fear not!  The exhibit will be there throughout the month of October.  Odd art of all kinds are on display and you will marvel at the creativity and perhaps wonder “what were they thinking?”   The folks from the South Brevard Humane Society were on hand to dispel myths about black cats and raise awareness of their particular difficulty in getting adopted.  Donations of canned cat food, paper towels, cleaning products, etc. gratefully accepted.
Collage

I Had the Strangest Dream Last Night

 
 
Halloweird, that is.  Art Gallery of Viera will present this unique show from Saturday, October 8th to Friday, November 4th. Don’t miss the opening reception on Saturday, October 8th from 6-9 pm.
Support the Black Cat Rescue with donations of canned cat food, cleaning supplies, paper towels, blankets, etc.  Join us in a group art project.
Costumes are optional. 
I’ll get a first peek working the take-in today and tomorrow and here’s a look at my submission.
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