The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour with a few refreshments along the tour..
The June Art Walk will be held June 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley:
The Framemaker (705 North Second Street) photography by Tabitha Sweitzer.
Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street) local artist, Gladys Mitchell
The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street) local artists Miranda Herrick and Nathan Parker.
Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street) ‘FoundScapes’, Photography by artists Mark Griggs and Shane Moore.
And check out the window, my artwork is in the window for June.
Yada Yada Yada Deli (100 Strawberry Alley) Khari Turner
Journey’s Eye Studio (131 Franklin Street) Photographer David Smith
Yesterday, I spent my day packing up 14 of my paintings of PEOPLE ! This afternoon, we loaded up the truck to took them to Clarksville. I have the window at the DAC in Clarksville during the month of June to display my work. The theme, "We the People" and if you look closely, you can see these words written in the distinctive iconic style as written on the Constitution of the United States on the back wall. The paintings are mostly Tennessean, Georgians and musicians.
The Clarksville Art Walk is Thursday, June 1 from 5 -8 pm.. I plan to be there and hope to see some of you.
It's framed and ready to go! I floated the painting in the frame and I really love the way it looks, especially being a beach scene. It's airy and free. I had a busy day today but I got so much done. I started the day in Clarksville with a dentist appt. to get my teeth cleaned, I love my teeth after I have them cleaned. I then went on the hunt to find the right adhesive "for the floating of the painting". I came back to Erin to finish framing and then to an Art Guild Meeting. I got home in time to see the final finale of "Dancing with the Stars".
What a day! And I loved it. Tomorrow I continue on with another commissioned piece. I'm loving staying so busy with my art. Life is GOOD!
I finished this one for Jan and Jeff last week. Jeff took the photo that I worked from or Jan on the beach. Jan and I went Friday to look for a frame. She picked out the perfect one, and I'll be framing it for her tomorrow. I am going to float it!! I've never floated one before. I hope I don't mess it up or I'll be starting on #3.
Below are the different stages to create this watercolor. 12" x 16"
There is still time to support the " Friends of Warner Parks" .
Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
The Tennessee Watercolor Society will be picking up the unsold works on the 31st of May.
May14th, my Plein Air Painting friends met at my creek to paint. It's the first time we've gotten together in a while. I'm a fair weather plein air painter and I didn't get out during the winter. I pulled out the oils and I enjoyed working with them. I had a wonderful time and I think they did too. We ate lunch together and they headed back to Clarksville. We try to get together very week but sometimes life gets a little busy. Thanks Leah, Jo,and Rebecca for showing up and painting. I plan to finish up Friday morning, at the creek when the lighting is the same!
Also, I finished the other commission - - - finally!!!
I did this drawing for my brother's first Anniversary gift from his wife (paper). I can't take credit for this wonderful composition, that would be the photographer's skill. Johnny's best man, Mike did their photos and captured the day beautifully. This photo I especially liked and I guess so did his wife. I used Mike's beautiful color photo to draw the 16" x 11" charcoal on gray paper. I also worked in the shadows with dark blue, umber and red pastel pencils. I loved doing the hair on both of them and Johnny's seersucker suit - FUN (the best part got hidden under the mat).
photos of the creation of the piece below"
Yesterday, I messed up on the painting above that I was working on. I figured I can still save it. Two hours later, I messed up again. After a small temper tantrum (an uncontrolled expression of childish anger. Yes, that would explain the wild paynes gray brush strokes on the first painting), I decided to start over. The second painting is what I got accomplished today, not finished yet but getting there. This puts me a little behind schedule so I have to work Saturday.
Today was really great at the studio but yesterday was NOT!
I was invited to attend Tennessee Ridge Elementary school last night.. We were to share our art with parents and students along with a few science teachers and the BOOK FAIR.
I thought I would share my plein air set up with the students and the different media I use. The students liked the drawings and the parents were more into the paintings.
Brother David Cook shared his skills in these large paintings of Christ. He was beside me, so I could watch. He tells a story of Christ as he paints. He didn't deliver a message last night but I watched to see how he did it. I think he calls these "Art Talks". He is very talented and he is interesting to watch.
All worsk above were commissions in the past!
I enjoy creating commission pieces. They are usually very challenging and I like a challenge. Today I finished one and I loved doing it. I'll be able to share after Mother's Day. I also got started on watercolor painting and prepare an illustration board for a Pen & Ink, both commissioned pieces. In three weeks, I will have worked in three different media and I hope to enjoy every minute of it. Today was a fantastic day, I really liked the finished artwork. I think my client is going to LOVE IT! I do!
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.