Personal Art Blog

Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cherry Time and New Studio Pics

Cherry Time
6x6" oil on panel

Artist Note.
Getting back into painting after
a break is pretty humbling.
I did this one and liked it...
but was told it didn't pop...so I
reworked it and maybe ruined it?

Which one do you prefer?



Cherry Time#2
6x6' oil on panel 


Oh well...at least I am painting
again and loving doing it.

Here are a few shots of
my new studio space.

You enter to this area.
I am very pleased to have
a place for some of my nests
and fav fountain.
Also, I enjoy having
a separate area to eat
lunch or relax with a drink.

The classroom
The room is 24' long  and
I have the whole end of it! YEA!

A convenient shelf runs along
the wall
for the artists to place their
iPad and source material on.
A mirror hangs by each station
so they can check their works
with fresh eyes.
The  corridor turned out to be
 the perfect place to
have the shelves to hold everything
from masking tape to rulers
Also, the above photo is great
because you can
see the difference in the
 light bulbs colors.
All walls are the same gray.
The corridor has LED lights
and they give a pinky cast
The classroom has daylight
5500 with CRL 90
a perfect balance!
and the entrance area
you see at the end is of
 a typical fluorescent
and gives a slight yellow cast.


Meet the Guild's oldest member
- he loves hanging around!!
Look at the great still-life storage!
PLUS
I have a really large room
which holds everything -
including an area with individual
cube storage space for
the Guild members to  store their
large items they do not
want to tote all the time.

And.... best of all....
it gives me space for a permanent
photo area.

This will be a happy creative space
for me and the
members of the
 Artists Guild of Southern New Mexico.

We have a Guild member I have to thank.
RICH.
A retired master carpenter from
Philly, he has generously given
many hours to 
painting walls and building shelves.
It must have driven him nuts
listening to my 
voice suggesting...
"maybe a little bit more to the right!"

Always patient and always good humored
we are grateful and 
thank you, Richard Haggerty!

Here is one of his paintings
Talented for sure!

Thanks for staying to see everything


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunflowers and Workshop Info

Sunflowers and Pomegranates
8x6" oil on canvas panel SOLD

Artist Note.
The move to a new studio is finished!
Yea!
I will be putting up some photos of it, 
but first, I need to get the word out
  that I have had a cancellation for
my June 20th workshop 
so a slot is available.

3 Days + 3 HOURS
 WORKSHOP
oil or acrylic

Only 6 artists in the class.
I keep it small so everyone gets
the attention they need


June 20th - 22nd 
with the morning
of 23rd for wrap up
 and individual 
review and direction 
as needed.

$300.

All supports will be provided 
for the first day of
 technique exercises along
with a gift of my handy tool.

The workshop covers the best way
to use the fracturing technique
to suit the individual artist's  
own strengths and vision.

My personal color preferences
will be explained  with a lot of 
demos to make it easy to follow.

I love teaching and would be delighted
help you with your journey
into expanding your
painting skills.

I always get glowing testimonials 
after class and can forward
any if desired.

If interested...
Please get in touch with me
At
(cut and paste)
juliefordoliver@gmail.com