Impressionistic Painting in Acrylic

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave

Saturday, February 2: 10 am–3 pm, (includes a break for lunch)

Discover how to capture color and light the way the impressionists did. We will discuss historical examples of impressionism, analyzing the techniques of artists such as Monet and Turner. Then using demonstration and guided steps, students will work from photographs to create their own impressionist style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or painters who want to challenge their current working methods. Supply List available online.
$80

Register online or by phone 262-375-3676

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING 

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield

Thursdays, November 1 – 29 (NO CLASS 11/22)
6:00 – 8:00pm

Begin your journey into oil painting! Working from photos, we will practice different ways of building an image in oil. This class will cover the basics of mixing, applying, and cleaning materials, as well as different painting methods and techniques, such as underpainting, direct painting, and more.

Includes four sessions. Supplies not included.

$90.00

Register online or by phone 262-373-5023

IMPRESSIONIST-STYLE PAINTING IN ACRYLIC

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield

Saturday, October 20
10:00am – 2:30pm*

Discover how to capture color and light the way the impressionists did. Through discussions of historical examples of impressionism and an analysis of the techniques of artists such as Monet and Turner, students will work from photographs to create their own impressionist-style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or painters who want to challenge their current working methods.

Supplies not included.
*Please bring a sack lunch to eat during a short class intermission.

$45.00

Register online or by phone 262-373-5023

The Modern Landscape

Redline Milwaukee

My painting- Warm Sky, was juried into this exhibition.

Celebrating contemporary perspectives of landscape artwork
A Juried Group Exhibition

Exhibition runtime: June 7  –  July 6, 2018 (Opening reception June 7th, 6-9pm)

The Modern Landscape exhibition at RedLine Milwaukee is dedicated to the furtherance of artists whose perception of landscapes are innovative, captivating and display expert execution of the concept. Over the course of history landscape paintings have developed from capturing mountain scenes, gently rolling hills, and still water garden ponds to cityscapes and views of urban areas, even venturing further into the abstract. One thing that remains true is that landscapes are one of the most desired genres among art collectors.  By giving artists the freedom to determine what defines a landscape, this exhibition will explore and go beyond the boundaries of the traditional landscape, giving viewers a glimpse the state of contemporary landscape painting in the early 21st century.

Making Time

Making time seemed like the perfect title for a blog post, considering that it has been almost a year since my last one. If you know me personally you know I have two little boys at home now. My studio productivity and class schedule are not what they once were. Sometimes, life gets in the way of art making. But now as I get more comfortable with finding a balance in my role as a mother, I am slowly making my way back. That being said, the days I have time to paint are not always the days when I am mentally able to. One thing that has helped recently is starting a new sketchbook. In all honesty I hadn’t kept a sketchbook for years and now I find it so therapeutic. I can have it with me anywhere and get a few moments of creative time in here and there. I can even use my kids’ watercolors while having arts and crafts time at the kitchen table. Every little bit helps keep me engaged. So when I am able to make it to my studio I don’t feel as disconnected from my work.

 

*image is a recent pen drawing in my sketchbook

Ugly Stages

This image is from last Tuesday’s abstract painting class at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The image on the left was the quick expressive first layer. I was reacting to the colors and shapes from a random magazine ad. The image on the right is the second layer which incorporates different techniques such as masking, rollers, and dripping. I found the result particularly interesting because I like the first painting and then I “messed it up” for the sake of demonstrating techniques. However, I also found this to be a good opportunity to talk about the ugly stages in painting. Often there are moments when you will like a painting and moments when you will hate it. Of course the goal is to come out on the side of like. Yet, the more I look at the painting I ended up with the more I like it anyways!