Sunday, April 25, 2010

GCA Student Art Show

GCA Student Art Show was an enjoyable event. The student's (pre-school thru Middle School taught by Kristy and Middle School thru High School taught by Rita) work was amazing and well displayed. The works ranged from drawings, paintings, sculpture, mixed media, wood carving, to mosaics with a variety of subject matter.
It was a full night with talent being showcased throughout the show. Live music was provided by current students and the live art was provided by Alumni, students, and the Art Teachers. Stations were set up so that viewers could watch artist paint (oil and Acrylic), sculpt (clay and Wood carving), and design with Mosaics. I was honored to be part of the live art.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Candy Lady

Every Sunday after the church service, this sweet lady sits outside the church door with her candy box on her lap just waiting for the little children to come and pick their special treat. I have witnessed this for several years and in the past few months the desire to capture this moment on canvas has lead me to taking this picture.
I am looking forward to painting this portrait and only hope to successfully portray the kindness that floods the heart of this dear lady.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Live art at GCA

I am counting down the days til the GCA student art show where I will be painting live. The above picture has been prepared for this event. I have painted most of the back ground with the exception of shadows from the starfish and touch-ups. As for the figures, I have completed the under painting. It was hard to stop painting after this stage, but I felt that the on lookers need to see more of a raw stage so that they can witness the painting coming to life. I am a slow painter so my hope is to come close to completion, but I know that it will be a challenge.
I am excited for this event not only for the joy of painting, but in hopes to gain prospective commissions. I will have my business cards displayed as well as wearing an apron that displays my business identity.
I will post the finished painting as soon as it is complete along with photos of the event.