Tag Archive: Painting


The film created from the 24 hour art challenge “What a Difference a Day Makes” is now on youtube.  Here is the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3cLM3hDI84  It’s about 45 minutes long so save it for when you have time, but I think it’s a very interesting look into the thoughts and processes of these artists.  2 Days, 12 artists/day, 24 hours to complete our piece, and we were required to include 3 out of 7 words or phrases that were revealed to us the morning of our assigned painting day.  (Each day had it’s own completely unique set of prompts)  The film crew visited my studio early on the day I was scheduled to paint.  This is how the piece looked in the beginning.

This is what my painting looked like very early on the day I was painting.

This is what my painting looked like very early on the day I was painting.

I’m so excited!  My copy of Journeys to Abstraction has finally arrived and it is beautiful!  Two of my paintings are featured in this book along with an explanation of the painting process.  I am honored to be included among artists that I respect and admire.  I will definitely be ordering the following issues.  This book is published by North Light Books.  There are so many intriguing paintings and all have a description of how there were executed.  It is a treasure trove of tips and techniques that would cost a fortune to learn through workshops.  Great job, Sue St. John!  Thanks for my copy.  I love it!

Book by Sue St. John

Acrylic on illustration board

Night Tide

acrylic on paper
Masquerade Ball

My latest series of paintings is on display now at Art Gallery of Viera, located at The Avenue, Viera.

The Celebration Series includes “Masquerade Ball” (at right), “Opening Night”, and “Bon Voyage”.  Mingled in with these larger paintings are some of my smaller acrylic abstracts including my latest works, “Humanity Sea”, “The Crossing”, and “Awaiting the Storm”.
Last weekend, one of my small abstracts, “Night Tide” above left, received a Merit Award at Strawbridge Art League’s juried show, Water.  It can be seen at the Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, Florida through January 22nd, 2012.
This weekend, I am exhibiting with the Central Brevard Art Association at their 6th annual Heritage Isle Holiday Art Show.  The show is at the Heritage Isle Community Clubhouse, (a beautiful ballroom setting) at 6800 Legacy Boulevard, Viera, Florida. To get there, take the Wickham Rd. exit from I-95 and go west past the traffic circle. Continue west and you’ll find the Heritage Isle community on the right side of Wickham. The show will be open Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm and on Sunday the 13th from noon till 4:00 pm. 
 
 

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.
Abstract acrylic painting

Tempest

 
 
I’m so excited!  I have applied and been accepted to the Abstract Artist Gallery.
This gallery features the finest abstract artists’ work from all over the world.
Check out the website at www.abstractartistgallery.org    You’ll find a broad selection of abstract works that are exciting and unique.  I am so honored to be included among them.  When they sent my acceptance, they said my work is expressive, spontaneous, and executed with passion.  I agree!  What do you think?
Watercolor painting on paper

Bamboo Moon

 
 Be sure to stop by Art Gallery of Viera this Saturday night, August 13th, from 6-9 pm. for an island experience at our Tropical Daze art show’s opening reception.
My paintings, Bamboo Moon, seen at left, Bamboo, Man Over Board, and a framed (#1)  giclee print of Beach Baby are included among artwork by Art Gallery of Viera artists, as well as several guest artists.  There will be live steel drum music, live tropical birds, refreshments and more!  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy art that suits our Florida lifestyle.  Mediums from acrylic to watercolor and silk to jewelry will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists who create this lovely work and learn more about the talents that surround you here in Brevard County.