Even if I didn't get to work in the studio last week, I did manage to get this small pen and ink done. This scene is located in Carlisle TN in Stewart County Hwy 49 beside Carlisle Market.
I love my studio and I'm so lucky to have it to go to and work on my art. It great to have a place to share what I do with others who stop in to visit.
Last Tuesday after my drawing class, I noticed trouble in paradise. My toilet wasn't flushing right and water would back up in my sink when I flushed the toilet. I called my landlord and he got someone over immediately. The problem wasn't just in my bathroom but everyone in the building was starting to have troubles.. . . .Long story short, almost a week later it was fixed. I had a little mess to clean up but it could have been a lot worst than it was. Since everything had to come out of the back closet, I'm taking this opportunity to get some light in there. I did manage to get some drawing done during all this. I'll share the drawing tomorrow. I still love my studio and I appreciate my landlord taking care of everything as quickly.
The Drawing Workshops in Clarksville and Erin ended last Thursday. We had a one postponements due to snow, but we are done for now. I'm always amazed at how well the students do. It was a lot of fun and I hope the participants enjoyed being there and learning as much as I did teaching it. I do love to draw.
Some of the participants are wanting a composition class next. It would be a one day class. If you are interested, let me know. It will be in May or June.
My wonderful, sweet little sister went with me yesterday to hang 39 pieces of my artwork in Hopkinsville, Ky at the Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). She's not an artist that draws and paints but she is a great designer. Her decorating skills are outstanding, so I knew she would have an eye for hanging the show. She did a fantastic job. She did most all of it while I worked on title blocks and business, etc. The show looks fabulous, thanks to her and all her help. She has always been my "Little Buddy" and always there to help to paint my house, pack and unpack when I moved from one state to another. I have a very close and special family of two sister and my brother, they come to every show and reception I have. They are my biggest fans and I love them dearly.
It was a great day and I enjoyed being with my sister!
Yesterday I packed up my show at the DAC and next week, I will unpack most of them in Kentucky. I will have a solo show "The Many Facets of J Felts Art" the month of February at the Hopkinsville Community College. The exhibit will take place in the Auditorium Building on the HCC campus at 720 North Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100. The artworks are mostly the same as the show in Clarksville, but a few have been added and a few needed to stay at home with me. Hopefully those pieces can make their way into different exhibits around the southeast. If you are in the area, please stop in to view my work.
This is the commissioned piece I worked on and delivered last week. Thanks Mary Ann for the opportunity to paint this special home place, I enjoyed doing it for you. I appreciate your reaction when I handed it to you, Priceless!!! Below are photos of the piece as I was working on it. Thanks again Mary Ann.
When Montgomery Schools are closed the DAC is closed, so there will be no class at the DAC tomorrow night. The temperatures are not suppose to get above freezing therefore the roads and sidewalks might still be dangerous.
I'll see everyone at the DAC next Thursday, Jan. 25th at 5:30pm.
Im home today because we got MORE snow last night. I spent the day updating my web site, updating the pages. Then I worked on my artist statement for my up coming show at the Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, Ky.
The photo is of "artist's Collection" of my site on the phone.. It's the painting that I can't part with. I decided to play around with the effects on the screen shot. FUN!
Stay warm, I'm not getting out anytime soon.
I've been able to get to my studio everyday since the BIG snow fall. So today I finished the commissioned piece I've been working on and got it matted. I'll be delivering it Wednesday. I liked the way it turned out and I hope my client will too. I'll be posting photos of the finished piece on Wednesday. The photo above is from day 1 of my second attempt. The first one just didn't cut it.
All went well at last night's drawing class at the DAC. I was very pleased with everyone's progress. If the weather will cooperate we can all be there next Thursday night for lesson 2, values, highlights, and shadows. Last night, there was NO shading , contour line ONLY! Next week they will be much happier little artists. I really enjoyed teaching the class last night, I don't teach classes very often. .
Thanks to Hope Brill for the photo!
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.