Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Been a Great Summer!

"Marina #1"  acrylic

It's Been a Great Summer!

And it's not over yet. Thank goodness. I have come to the conclusion that we need an extra week in each month, especially in the summer.

Once again I have had the privilege to teach a few summer classes at The Thousand Islands Arts Center in Clayton. I've lost track how many summers I have taught painting there but it is one of my favorite places to teach. It's also been a treat to see some wonderful art shows in the TIAC Gallery.

This summer I taught a couple of watercolor classes, an acrylic painting class and an intro to painting on silk class. In each class I was impressed by the students' willingness to try something new. And as always the teacher learns as well as the students,  so I have a few new ideas to experiment with in the coming months.

What's coming up for Windy Hill Studio?

In November I have a solo show at SUNY Oswego State Downtown Gallery.

The show titled "Land-Sky-Water" opens November 4 and I'll have more information about the show in upcoming blog posts.

Meanwhile, here's a preview of one of the images from the show.

"Dingle, Land, Sky and Water"  pastel

Monday, August 1, 2016

Learn to Paint with Acrylics!

Clouds Rolling In

Well, this is where you will find me next week!

No. Not swimming in the river.
Teaching at the TI Arts Center!


Thousand Islands Arts Center                                                                                                              

Clayton, NY
August 9 - 10
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$75 ($65.50 TIAC members)

Acrylic painting is a great way to get started as a painter. Colors mix beautifully, the paint dries quickly and mistakes can be easily painted over with this medium.

In this class you'll learn how to mix colors and to use complementary colors and neutrals to their best advantage.

We'll also cover several techniques for applying paint including palette knife, dry brush scumbling and wet into wet blending. Each student will be able to complete 1 or 2 small paintings.

All materials will be supplied by instructor. No need to bring anything but your desire to learn this exciting technique!

You can call the TI Arts Center for registration information 686-4123 or visit