Feeling Pouty will be in the Small Works Show at Howard Manville Gallery in November as well.
This tiny gem is remniscent of a lovely afternoon with a friend and her two daughters in a lavender garden. We adults were much more enthusiastic than the girls about being there. This little one struck quintesscential pouty pose embodying how we all, especially us women can feel at times... feeling just a little pouty.
Aspen Spring will also be included in the Small Works Show at Howard Manville Gallery in November.
This little piece is a delight and memories of a beautiful spring day with some friends and their daughter. We were at a ranch, high in the Cascade Mountains in an Aspen Grove along a creek. The afternoon light streamed through the tree's and lit Britneys hair and the leaves of the trees.
I have been invited to participate in the:
22nd Annual Small Works Show
Howard Manville Gallery
November 17th through December 2nd.
This small piece, Ribbons in Her Hair, captures a distinctly feminine moment. She is in a contemplative mood as she fusses with her hair.
Solo Artist Show July and August at Harmonic Design.
The reception is this Friday July 13th, 2012 from 5-8:00.
Musician Travelers by Charity Hubbard
Our Daughter Charity is the Featured Artist during July at: Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon. The image at the left is one of her new pieces. We saw these musicians while in Bath England. Visit her website to enjoy more of her new paintings.
Join us for food and live music at the reception. Charity's father, Al Dinardi, will be playing jazz guitar, her son, Andrew Hubbard on percussion and Doug will be playing the dulcimer.
Friday July 6th 5:00-8:00 PM
Charity's reception was a success. Many family, friends and art lovers came out. The food was delicious, the music inspiring and best of all Charity had a good response and sales. Her show will hang through the month of July. So if you are in the area, stop by and see.
I hope to get up photos soon.
Mothers and Daughters
I am showing with my daughter Charity Hubbard and
Jhenna Quinn Lewis is showing with her daughter
Kara Q. Lewis.
The Talent Depot,
Home of Harmonica Design and Imaging
May 11 to June 30, 2012
The reception on May 11th was great fun... meeting Jhenna and Kara; and many others who came. The "gallery" was packed with friends, family and new acquaintances.
My work includes the Garden Collection
featuring children and mom's.
The 7th annual Masterpiece Christian Artists Conference "Envision"
May 30 - June 2, 2012
"Without a vision the people perish..."
Join other artists of faith who are sharpening their vision and purpose, refining their skills and pursuing excellence for three days of painting and drawing with master Christian Artists whose works have attracted the attention of a generation. Read More on my Art Journal Blog, Wet Paint Musings
Update: This was a wonderful conference! Good teaching and fun people to be with through the four days. The teacher worked with us to learn, practice and move to that next level.
I painted with Thomas Blackshear in the first two workshops. One was a portrait and the other a full figure, beautiful models, poses and very helpful instruction. The last workshop for me was with David Darrow. Chris Hopkins, our resident instructor, and Dennis Lewis are there each year to give the participants a critique of their work. They really helpful in following our progress, suggesting how we can improve and challenging us to make that next step.
A friend emailed a photo of me doing a life painting, along with a group of fellow artists in David Darrow's workshop. David walked us through step by step, starting with very dark colors, which forced me to make darker mixtures through out and I was pleased with the outcome.
The challenge of life painting is as artists we stand before a beautiful human being bathed in light, with subtle skin tones varying value and temperature. All we have to express this beauty is pigment mixed with oil and whatever skills we have developed. In these workshops the models were lit with incandescent light, giving the light side a peachy orange tone, with the sky light from the windows putting cool tones in the shaded side. I tend to see too much light in the shadow side of fair skin people, the delicate pink and grey tones there tends to fool me into painting lighter. I have to remember to squint and compare one area with another to see the subtle transitions from dark to light, as well as create a separation from dark to light. For now I need to err on the side of painting darker.
What a nice evening! The reception was wonderful with good food, live music, friends, family and many wonderful people who came to the Summer's Light show. It was a privilege to see them enjoy and find inspiration in my work.
Family helped with the food and greeting. Al, my husband, played jazz guitar with Doug the Dulcimer player. Jazz guitar and dulcimer... how does that work? I don't know but it does. They are good friends and have fun creating music. Our daughter Charity was there with her exhibit. It is so much fun to share this passion with her.
Here is a picture of me with the Summer's Light show.
Summer' Light is a collection of paintings expressing the light and warmth reminiscent of summer days.
The Show includes paintings from the Harvest or Garden collections. Often in our busy day to day lives we lose touch with the beauty of the created world we live in. These paintings will give you a moment to pause, smell the roses and enjoy the rich beauty of life that we often drive by on our way to somewhere else.
Enjoy the two main collections:
The Garden Collection combines fragrant lavender and rose gardens.
The Harvest Collection picture the wheat and vegetable harvest, set at the Hanley Historic Farm, just outside of Jacksonville, Oregon. There are a few contemplative poses as well.
The show runs from September 2-25
at Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon.
Join us for a reception with fun, food and live music
Friday September 2 from 5:00-8:00.
Welcome to my blog and website. As you explore this site, you will see that I enjoy painting people, especially young women and children, often set in a landscape. My work has been included in various national shows. Read more in the About the Artist.