Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of showing artwork at Blue Sky Yoga Studio in Libertyville, Illinois. I’ve long thought that I needed some yoga paintings to fit in with the atmosphere there. Then this past Thursday, my husband’s school district had a snow day and he found himself at home without anything more important to do, so he ended up as my yoga model. I did a series of fast, small paintings; trying to work quickly so I could finish before his muscles gave out. These will be debuting at Blue Sky next Thursday. Because of the metallic paints, these photographs don’t really capture how these paintings look, so if you’re in the Libertyville area stop by and see them in person! All three are available for purchase, and prints can be purchased at Fine Art America.
I painted this on location at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. When I got there I was a little disappointed because the day was overcast, but I started painting anyway. It was absolutely wonderful when the sun broke through the clouds right as I was finishing up, and I was able to add in the effect of the light on the falling water.
Waterfall at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. 14×11, acrylic on gessoboard. This piece is currently for sale. Prints are available at Fine Art America.
I’m teaching some classes through the Waukegan Park District this fall. Drawing and Found Object Art for Adults, and a Studio Class for high school students. Details and registration here. Classes start the second week in September. Come on out and create something wonderful!
The drawing and painting parent pages are fixed up to include thumbnails of each drawing/painting. It’s such a nice feeling of accomplishment to figure things like this out.
So the current series is kind of on the DL until after Christmas…so sorry for the lack of recent updates. Please check back soon…
I posted a short story, In Which Jimmy is Pushed Too Far. It’s the first in a series about a deranged elementary school. It’s password protected for now, so please email me for the password.