Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Triumphant!

Spring Triumphant!

On Wednesday I posted a photo on Facebook of a painting in progress. I was doing a hallway demo at the Y to attract people to our art programs...yup I'm just a big distraction out there in the hall!

I later finished the piece in my studio at home, as the snow was flying outside. The flowers and the warm background colors really helped to take the chill off the unseasonably cold week.

Shown here is the finished piece, titled Spring Triumphant.

I will be teaching an acrylic painting class on Monday nights 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Y Arts Studio, East Area Family YMCA in Fayetteville, NY

The class begins on May 4. You can call the Y at 315 637-2025 ext 216 for more information regarding registration. All supplies are included in the reasonable class fee and the class is open to YMCA members and non-members.

Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thousand Islands, New Images

Rock Island Light House

Sunken Rock Lighthouse

It's nearly the end of April and snowing and I am not at all surprised. Winter of 2015 just does not want to let go!

But the good thing about bad weather means that I have more time in the studio. Lately I have been working with watercolor; mainly misty atmospheric techniques which I love. 

I've also been experimenting with some collage techniques in my watercolors to add an extra layer of atmosphere and texture.

Night Flight

Upcoming Shows and Events

These paintings are so new they are not on my website yet. But you can see them in person at some of my upcoming shows and events.

May 23 and 24 Thousand Islands Studio Tour, at the Lyric Coffeehouse in Clayton, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. I will be demonstrating watercolor techniques, so stop by and take a peek!

August 1, Opening Reception for my show at the Sackets Harbor Arts Center 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

And of course you can always find my work at Bay House Artisans in Alexandria Bay.
Opening day May 8!!!

I hope to see you at some of these events this summer! 

Meanwhile, as we watch the snow fly by, visit my website and dream of summer.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Make a Splash with Acrylic Paint

Acrylic on canvas by Joan Applebaum

Make a Splash with Acrylic Paint!

I am teaching an acrylic painting class at the Y Arts Studio May 4 - June 15. Come on in and give it a try! No experience necessary; this is a beginner class.

Acrylic Painting Class for Adults and Teens
Mondays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Y Arts Studio, East Area Family YMCA, 200 Towne Drive Fayetteville, NY
Register now. Classes are open to YMCA members and Non-members. All supplies included. Classes begin the week of May 3 and run for 6 weeks. Class will not be held on Memorial Day May 25. Final class on June 15.
For more information call the Y Arts Studio 637-2025 ext 216.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Register Now for Drawing Class

To build a good foundation in visual art start with a Drawing Class!

Registration for the Spring II Session is going on now at the
Y Arts Studio, East Area Family YMCA, 200 Towne Drive Fayetteville, NY

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Drawing is a skill that can be easily mastered when you learn the basics. In this class we will be covering line, shape, form, perspective and shading as we learn their importance in realistic drawing.

Classes begin the week of May 3 and run for 6 consecutive weeks.
Advance registration is required for this class.

Open to YMCA Members and Non-members; all supplies included.
Call the Arts Studio 637-2025 ext 216 for more information.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Three Weeks and Counting till Opening Day......

Three Weeks and Counting....

As I begin this post I am reminding myself that I have just 3 weeks until we open our co-op Bay House Artisans in Alexandria Bay. This will be our 4th year in the shop right in the Heart of the Thousand Islands.

Over the past few months I have devoted many hours to painting, teaching art, taking an on-line marketing course (lots of homework) and a blogging class. And it was a challenge to find enough time to paint. So now with just a few weeks to go I feel that I am down to the wire.

I did find time to paint some new images of those iconic Thousand Islands scenes. It's always a challenge to find a new angle on those places that all the artists up here love to paint. Lately I find myself drawn to watercolor and the atmospheric effects which can be created with washes of color. I'm interested in portraying how the lighthouses and castles exist within those spaces where the sky and water become one atmospheric blend.

Floating Dream,  Boldt Castle

Frozen World, Clayton

Opening Day May 8!

Bay House Artisans will open on May 8, just in time for Mother's Day! I hope to see you in the shop sometime during the "season" May - October. I will have a selection of paintings, prints and cards of Thousand Island and North Country imagery available at Bay House and of course through my website.

Bay House is just one of the places you can find my art this year. I have two special events coming up, but I'll save that for another blog post.

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