October 25, 2016

A Great Day at the Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour

A couple of weekends ago selected artists opened their studios to the public for the first Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour, on 8 and 9 October, 2016.

What a great initiative!

As soon as I heard about it, I made sure I kept the Saturday open. I wanted to visit as many as I could in the hours that I had available.

My friend and fellow artist Dawn Petrill joined me in this adventure, and we toured several studios, talked to the artists, enjoyed their work, observed their storage solutions, and just had a great time driving around from place to place. So much fun to do the tour with a fellow artist!

We could not stop at all the places on our to-do list, but those that we were able to see were really great.

I took photos with most of the artists, but regrettably I am missing a few (my phone memory kept getting full, yikes!!)

Below are some pics to commemorate the great day.
Too bad that I don't have a photo for each studio we visited! Other artists we met on the tour and are not pictured: Katherine Crowley, Stephen Takacs, Joshua Stewar, Nikos Rutkowski, and Brooke Albrecht. 

Me with Laura Alexander in her Studio in Clintonville, OH

Carol Stewart Studio at Milo

Me and Dawn in Carol Stewart's Studio

Visiting Anita Dawson's studio, in Bexley, OH

With Katerina Harris in her studio.

From left: Donte Woods, Dawn Petrill, Richard Duarte Brown, Robie Benve

Me and dawn with George Leach in his studio.

October 10, 2016

Local Law Firm Supporting the Arts and Exhibiting My Paintings

One wall of the Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel
lobby with some of my sky paintings

A few months back I was contacted by a representative of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel. She had seen my work online and asked if I could exhibit in their lobby.
I went to see the space and loved it. It's a beautiful and big lobby with a nice hanging system that can fit several big paintings.


13 of my paintings are now on view in that great space.I am really excited and proud that Dinsmore & Shohl has given me this great opportunity.
My work will be on view there until the end of the year.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel

191 West Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215

October 3, 2016

My 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge... How Did I do?

At the beginning of September I pledged to paint as much as I could during the next 30 days.
I joined the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and aimed to complete as many paintings as my super busy schedule would permit.

I fell behind almost immediately, but I knew it was going to happen.
Too many art shows, events, kids activities, back to school nights, and lots of stuff starting up again after the summer break.

I said I was aiming for 30 paintings, but in the back of my mind I thought I would be happy if I managed to paint 15.

And how did it go?

Well, not too shabby! I was able to paint 17 panels, of different sizes. they are all oil paintings, including two value studies that are divided into fourths (but counting then as four pieces would be cheating).

The 17 oil paintings that I completed during the month of September 2016

Now I look back and the month has gone in a blur!

With all that I had going on, without the incentive of the challenge I would have had postponed or canceled a lot of the painting sessions, instead I tried to paint as often as I could. I'm so glad that I did!
This is me on September 22nd while painting at Pickerington ponds Metro Park.

Thanks for stopping by!