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Mellwood March Indoor Art Show

Mellwood March Indoor Art Show

2.09.17
I was juried into the FIRST INDOOR ART SHOW at MELLWOOD.  It will be held the first weekend in March....Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th.  The booths will be open 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.  There will ...
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"Art in Your Stocking"

"Art in Your Stocking"

12.01.16
Art sale in the Jane Morgan Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Road, Arcade, this Sunday, December 4, 2016. Open House from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.  Both framed and unframed art will be for sale.   Exhibit runs through December.  
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Painting en plein air

Painting en plein air

9.01.16
I painted at the Ohio River today.  It was a beautiful morning.  The humidity finally went away!!
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Painting en plein air

Painting en plein air

4.17.16
I painted in the Parklands last week in the evening.  It was a beautiful day, lots of people were out walking and enjoying the outdoors.  I really wanted to paint the Redbuds before the blooms are gone.  This my start, not finished yet...
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Brushes

Brushes

3.19.16
I am working on a large acrylic painting.  I found these Princeton Acrylic Brushes that I just love. They are long handled, confortable to hold and are perfect for standing while painting.  The bristles are synthetic and work very well mov...
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Donated Painting for Holy Spirit Fundraising Auction

Donated Painting for Holy Spirit Fundraising Auction

1.29.16
I have been painting expressive seascapes for a while now. This is my seventh one. I experimented with these dramatic colors. I used a limited palette in order that my painting would be cohesive. Some have said this painting is spiritual in nature. I...
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Alcohol Inks

12.02.15
Recently, I painted alcohol inks with my friend. We experimented on several different surfaces.It was great fun!
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Bob Burridge Workshop

9.30.15
I have been taking the Bob Burridge workshop this week. Bob is such a great art teacher. All the things your teacher told you you could not do in the past.....Yes, you can! Art is aboutcreating and breaking the rules. We are doing Water Media this week. This workshop is so inspiring and gets you "out of the box" so to speak. Our group just had dinner with him and he even...
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Bellarmine Show House Tour

8.26.15
The Bellarmine Show House Tour has invited 20 designers to decorate a new house in Norton Commons. The Finishing Effects, Interior Designers, is using some of my artwork to decoratethe Carriage House! The Tour Starts September 12th.
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Whip Mix Purchase Award - Kentucky State Fair 2015

8.26.15
The Whip Mix Corporation has purchased my watercolor at the Kentucky State Fair this year.When they called to notify me, I was very excited!! They have a special category for transparent watercolor that I entered.
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"Art in the Garden"

5.08.15
I am very pleased to announce that I will be painting at "Art in the Garden" at the DuPont Mansion, 1317 S. 4th St., in old Louisville! This event will take place June 13th and 14th, 2015. There will be other artists there as well and there will be art for sale. This is part of the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour. There will be 10 to 12 gardens to tour.
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Painting Greeting Cards

3.16.15
Yesterday, I painted with my 95 year old art friend. She always inspires me! I painted greeting cards, one was of a mountain and snow scene, one was a lady sitting back relaxed and reading at Ghost Ranch and the other was wildflowers in New Mexico.
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"A Pause in the Pasture" - Art Show at the Brown Hotel Gallery

12.10.14
Gallery at the Brown presents "A Pause in the Pasture" art show, featuring artists Helen Merrick, Jack Cochran and Kevin Oechsli. This is located at 335 West Broadway (on the corner of 4th Street), in Louisville, Ky. The Gallery is on the ground level of the Brown Hotel. The opening is a Wine & Cheese Reception on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 6-8pm. This show will be u...
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Painting at the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, Louisville, Kentucky

10.17.14
Our Belle of Louisville is celebrating her 100th birthday! There are several steamboats that have arrived in Louisville to celebrate. I am with a group of Plein Air Painters who are painting on the riverfront for five days. One of whom is John Michael Carter, who just completed a portrait of Federal Judge John Heyburn. It is so vibrant down by the wharf. Calliope music, st...
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New artwork in the Kentucky Watercolor Gallery

8.25.14
On Saturday, we switched out our paintings in the Gallery. I added three new ones..."Grace", "Tangled" and "Seascape II"
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$100 Paintings

7.15.14
Today I am creating a $100 Painting category. I have listed my first painting for sale for $100. It is "Flowers in the Butterfly Garden".
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Olmsted Park Paintings

4.15.14
Tonight we had a private reception of our plein air paintings from the Olmsted Parks in 2013. This is a very interesting show!
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What I Painted Today...I love my new Nova paints......

2.13.14
THREE ABSTRACTS --- The first one was an intense sunset over the water; the second one was an ocean scene with dolphins jumping; the third one was an ocean scene with subtle colors and a seagull flying overhead...
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Calligraphy Pen Painting

3.17.13
Recently, I was invited to teach a class at the Brandenburg, State-of-the-art, Library on Calligraphy Pen Painting. We had 10 students. It was a good experience and enjoyed by all!
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