November 24, 2015

"Glimpse" Got Third Prize at the "Color My World" Show!

Me next to my painting right after the award ceremony.
Third prize at the Dublin Area Art League annual fall show.

What a wonderful surprise!  I was awarded the third prize in the fine art category of the Dublin Area Art League fall show "Color My World".

Sometimes I paint with other artists, in an open studio environment. Other times I take painting classes. When you are surrounded by painters it's pretty useful to give each other critiques and suggestions. Several times I have asked a fellow painter or a teacher for input on how to solve a problem or make a composition better.
However, I'm particularly proud of this award because Glimpse is a painting that I have completed in my studio, all on my own, without anyone's advice. I don't remember anyone (other than my family) even seeing it before it was done.
It's all my own planning and troubleshooting. And I got a prize for it! :))

At the award ceremony, being the current president of the Dublin Area Art League, I was the one announcing the awards, reading from a list that was given to me by the event chair, the talented Pat Getha. I started from the honorable mentions, up to best of show; when I got to third place I got to announce my own name!  Awkward!  But in a good way. :)

The Color My World exhibit is up until December 11th, 2015
at 5600 Post Rd
Dublin, OH
at the Dublin Rec Center

November 23, 2015

Colorful Walk - Landscape Oil Painting

"Colorful Walk"
Oil on masonite panel
Ready to pop into a 5"x7" frame
A small colorful landscape painting that I did last fall at a local park. I love to paint small when I paint on location, it gives me the chance to finish in a short time.

The colors where so nice and warm, it was a pleasure to paint outdoors surrounded by people walking on the beautiful paths.

November 16, 2015

Enlightened Study, Oil Painting, Skyscape

"Enlightened Study"
Oil on Board

I am particularly proud of this painting.
I took the reference photo one evening after a soccer game; a storm just ended, the sun was peaking from behind the clouds.
I painted this study fairly quickly. I think the fact that I panted quickly, makes it look effortless, and I love that about it. A few weeks later I did a bigger version with a slightly different palette, that's why the name "study".

It's now showcased in the "Color My World" exhibit, with other 60+ artworks by members of the Dublin Area Art League.
The reception for the show is this Thursday, Nov. 19th, at 6:30,  at 5600 Post Rd, Dublin, Ohio.

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Annual Studio Sale at the CAC

For the second time this year I will be participating in the Annual Studio Sale at the Cultural Arts Center.
Last year I just LOVED being a part of it, the place was full of artists and art lovers, the energy was sparkling and positive.
Many people did their holiday shopping there, what a wonderful things to give art as gifts!

Come over and check it out, very nice art sale! Not only paintings: ceramic, fabrics, jewelry, sculpture, and much more.

Fri Nov. 20, 5-8 pm
Sat Nov 21, 10-2 pm

At the Cultural Arts Center
139 W. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43215

November 15, 2015

"Color My World" DAAL Fall Show Reception this Thursday Nov 19th, 2015

After my solo show (THANKS again to all of those that came to see it!!) and a few more exhibits in Dublin, OH, during the month of October, I am now busy with a couple of more events.

"Color My World"

Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) Fall Show

This exhibit by members of the DAAL is now on display at the Dublin Rec Center, at 5600 Post Rd.
Some amazing artworks have been submitted, with great variety of styles and showcase of skills. Stop by and check them out!

Reception and award ceremony will be on 
Thursday, November 19th, at 6:30. 
Dublin Rec Center, 5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH.

Come on over, meet the artists and enjoy the art. Light refreshments will be served.
The show will be up until December 11th.

Coming Up Soon
Color My World:
Artists reception and award ceremony
Thursday 19 November, 6:30-8:30 PM
CAC Annual Studio Art Sale:
Friday, November 20,
5-8 pm
Saturday, November 21,
10 a - 2 pm

November 14, 2015

"Glimpse" - Oil Painting

Oil on Canvas

Every year the Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) has a fall show. It's time for another great art exhibit!

I entered two paintings, and Glimpse is one of them. I love this painting. It's from a photo that a friend posted on facebook one day that he went biking in Italy. The moment I saw it I knew I had to try painting it!

The reference picture, photo by Gianluca Lazzari.

The "Color my World" show is judged, prizes are awarded, artwork is on display for several weeks in a high traffic location... what's not to like??
Entry categories are digital and non-digital fine art.
$530 in prizes will be awarded on Thursday the 19th.
If you are local, you may want to join us for our reception and award ceremony: Nov 19th, 6:30 pm at the Dublin Rec Center, 5600 Post Rd.
Of course this is Dublin, Ohio, not Ireland, just in case you were wondering

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November 2, 2015

Tuscan Bales - Acrylic Landscape Painting

"Tuscan Bales"
Acrylic on Canvas
Available at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center Art Store

Hello, and happy winter everyone!
I don't know how it is where you are, but here in Ohio snow falls, temperatures drop, and time flies in winter. I can't believe I haven't posted since the Holidays!

Nevertheless, things have been happening and brushes have kept swishing even if I wasn't at the computer much, and did not post many updates - I actually did post some updates, but only on my facebook page.

So here is one of my winter babies: Tuscan Bales. Working on this painting made my days feel a little warmer, and looking at it now makes me want to roll down that hill, and smell the hay, which is a great feeling, especially when I look our the window and I see only white, cold snow everywhere. Not much smell in the snow either. :D

I had fun painting it, The challenge with Tuscan bales has been trying to create some texture and incorporate bright colors. I like the way it turned out!
Here is a more detailed shot of the bales.

"Tuscan Bales" by Robie Benve, detail

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day, and be safe out there!