Thursday, September 23, 2010

October Installment of The Art Enthusiast

OCTOBER, 2010:

Happy Fall, everyone! With the trees turning shades of orange, red, and yellow I am feeling inspired to paint! Here is a list of my current and upcoming shows, class schedules and a painting tip for you! Enjoy :)

1) Starbucks on 196th in Lynnwood. I currently have 4 floral paintings hanging there.
2) Mu.Shoe, 403 Main Street, Edmonds: Stop by for Artwalk on October 21st after 6pm. Enjoy their fine italian leather shoes and some art at the same time!
3) Parklane Gallery: currently I have 2 pieces hanging in the gallery. The first Tuesday of September I'll have new work up! Work changes monthly so be sure to stop by regularly.
4) Bellevue Art & Frame: Join me at the reception and auction on September 25th, 6-8pm. Bids start at $75. You can see all of the pieces, and get more information at
5) Camano Island Art Show: Farms, Fields, and Foliage. I have 3 pieces which have been accepted into the juried show, which takes place September 24th through the 26th. Come by and see me there on the 26th around 4pm! Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center Public Hall, 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA. See more information at

New in October: I'll be teaching beginner painting classes in Bellevue, as well!. Remember, classes at Michaels are only $27 and you'll be entered into a drawing for a free small work of mine. The next drawing will be held this December. Please don't hesitate to email me for more information about any of these classes. Note: I'll also be starting work with an after-school program at Woodin Elementary in Bothell, and Penny Creek Elementary in Everett through The Art Workshop, based in Mukilteo. You can contact your local PTA if you're interested in having your child participate.
1) Sat 10/2, 1-3pm: Seascape in KIRKLAND
2) Sun 10/3, 1-3pm: Daisies in BELLEVUE
3) Wed 10/7, 6:30-8:30pm: Landscape in BELLEVUE
4) Sat 10/16, 11-1pm: Still Life in KIRKLAND
5) Sun 10/17, 2-4pm: Seascape in BELLEVUE
6) Sat 10/30, 10-2pm: Landscape in KIRKLAND

1) Sat 10/2, 10-12pm: KIRKLAND MICHAELS
2) Sun 10/3, 10-12pm: BELLEVUE MICHAELS

If you are painting the human figure, look carefully at the anatomy before you begin your drawing. Notice how the ankles have two bones that kind of "pop" out - one inside and one outside. The one on the inside, or in-step, will always be higher up that the one on the outside. Take a look in the mirror! Our bodies have all sorts of little things like that and when you know about them, you will be more effective at drawing and painting plausible figures.


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