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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Acrylic Abstraction Classes - Sep 16 - Nov 4, 2014

Euphoria - Acrylic on Canvas
I was getting prepared for my upcoming Acrylic Abstraction Classes at Port Moody Art Center and came across a piece that I had tucked away and forgotten about, Euphoria.

This is piece I created last year I believe and was exploring how using four pigments or paint colors, two blue and two reds. 

When I do abstract work, I love exploring how each pigment interacts with another and what type of interesting effects can be created by just working with the paint rather than trying to control it so that it does what I expect or want it to do. 

This seems to help me let go of my control issues when I work with other mediums or more realistically.  Now if I can just find a way to do this in my everyday life.....well back to my preparations!

If you are interested in this workshop, you can register directly online  or call 604-931-2008.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

New Workshop....New Studio.....and a dilemma...

 All set up for the first session of Absolute Beginner Watercolor classes in the beautiful Appleyard Parlour at Port Moody Arts Center. 

We are the first class to be held in the new space and was so nice.  The lighting is fully adjustable so each student has a "spotlight" on their work and there is tons of room to spread out.

I really had a lot of fun last night and always enjoy sharing my obsession, I mean passion, for art with new students.

Now I have a dilemma, I have my Acrylic Abstraction classes starting on September 16th and need to decide, do I stay in this beautiful room or "break in" another new room....hmm.

There are still spots available at for the Acrylic classes the Port Moody Arts Center or call 604-931-2008  if you would like to join me.   

We will create several paintings using a variety of surfaces and different techniques to create interesting effects using acrylic washes, glazes, texture and layering.  This class will be a fun exploration for beginners and more experienced students.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Acrylic Abstraction - Sep 16 from 12-2pm until Nov 4, 2014 - Port Moody Art Center

There are still spots left for my upcoming workshop Acrylic Abstraction. I have several cool projects planned as well as some practical color theory exercises to help build confidence while having fun.

This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate artist.  All supplies other the supports (4 canvas or boards 11x14" to 16x20") Bring any supplies you have that you would like to use as well as four supports (pre-gessoed canvas or panel) in sizes you feel comfortable with up to 16x20”.

If you are interested in this workshop, you can register directly online  or call 604-931-2008.