Everybody turned out for the annual Open Studio. More than 200 folks came through to visit, see and buy art, drink wine and visit with other guests.
Artist Carolyn Shoup and her friend Dolph Cone browse through the bins.
I constantly study and try new techniques and styles for my art and every day at the easel is exciting and challenging. At a recent workshop with artist Phil Scouzen, I produced these two small paintings from photo references I took in the Greek Islands several years ago. We applied modeling paste to canvases for a textured surface, then blended fluid acrylics by Golden to give the rich intense palette that seemed just right for Greece. I plan to try a larger canvas using this same method and can’t wait to get started.
” It’s not a good way to make a living, but it’s a great way to make a life.”
If you love art or are a working artist, you might be interested in some of the event information I’ll post here regularly on workshops, open studio exhibits, new styles and techniques I try, new directions in interpreting experience into art and just friendly gossip about what’s going on in my little corner of the art world.