Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Registration is open for Act2 Winter Classes!

ACT2 Winter 2019 Classes

Open Art Multimedia  
Whatever your art medium, the emphasis is on exploring your own style. Develop and expand your skills with instruction and demonstrations in composition, color, and design. Learn to work with nontraditional art materials, create layer and depth, explore texture mediums, and push your artistic boundaries. In addition to your art materials, bring something you are working on or an image for inspiration. All levels welcome.
Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave
#3446   2/5 - 3/12 Tuesdays (6 weeks)
9am - 12pm 
Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155 
session one #3445 1/9-2/06      Wednesdays  (5 weeks)
session two #3446 2/20-3/20     Wednesdays  (5weeks) 

Acrylic Painting  
Learn and practice acrylic techniques like blending, scumbling, glazing, dry brushing, and palette knife painting. Mix vibrant colors, experiment with altering the textures and consistency of you paint, and explore a variety of acrylic mediums. Bring a project to work on or follow along in a step-by-step.
Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155 
#3450 2/14 - 3/21 Thursdays (6 weeks) 
9am - 12pm

Skyscapes in Acrylics
Elevate the beauty of your landscapes by learning effective compositions for skyskapes and how to create a sense of perspective when painting clouds. Learn to mimic the look of a back-lit cloud, create shadowy storm clouds with rays of light peeking through, and mix and blend the beautiful colors of sunrises and sunsets.
Rockwood South Hill Art Room
#3448   2/19 - 3/19 Tuesdays (5 weeks)
2 - 4pm 

To sign up for one of my Act2 classes or workshops call: 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Palette Knife Painting

Palette Knife Painting at the Corbin Art Center
Friday Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 2018
1-4 pm

Acrylic an oil painters welcome, supply list sent upon sign up.
Sign up Spokane Parks & Rec: 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Painting Spokane

I think this year might be one of the most beautiful Octobers I have ever experienced in Spokane, and I just wanted to share a few of my Spokane paintings. Some of these were done from photographs, and some are plein air from this summer. 

My acrylics class out in the valley all painted the Spokane Clock Tower together. This one is mine. Acrylic on canvas. I took out the ugly overpass behind the walking bridge. 

This is the Manito duck pond from the northwest corner, done mid July. I used a palette knife and acrylic paints. Also, I took out all the pine trees behind the willows. 
It's very difficult to paint that pea-green water. Kind of looks like grass.

 This is the marsh at the Slavin Conservation area heading out from Spokane towards Pullman. A great place to hike and ride horses if you've never been there!

And the Clocktower again, this time with a palette knife.

This is the waterfall behind the Discovery Center, Mirabeau Point Park in the Spokane Valley. Watercolors.

Support Local Art!

Monday, October 8, 2018


Fall Art Session at the Shine Art Center are going now!
Classes meet Wednesdays, one hour long, for 4 weeks.

Next Session Begins Oct. 16, 2018
Grades 1-3 4pm
Grades 4-6 5pm

Shine Art Center
10409 N Newport Highway
Spokane, Washington

(509) 263-6828

Don't miss the fun!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Moon Gallery Opening

You are invited!

Join me, Pete Canfield and other New Moon artist for an evening of art, refreshments, and good conversation! Here's a sneak peak of some of my new pieces that will be on display:
"Layers in Blue"
"Shades of Summer"

My big baby"Molten Sunrise" will make her debut at the New Moon Gallery this Friday. I've been working on this painting for months, and am excited to show her off! Hope to see you there.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Art In Bloom 2018

These three painting will be on display:

12 x 12
Mixed Media

"Tree on Hill"
11 x 14
Mixed Media

"Fire on the Palouse"
15 x 24
Mixed Media

As well as this raffle item:
"Desert Sunrise"
5 x 5
Mixed Media

Sept. 21 & 22 at Corbin Art Center.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where I'll be in September!

Upcoming Events. Come and see me!

Art on the Market Sept. 14 & 15
Liberty Lake Farmer's Market 
Location: Town Square Park! 1421 N. Meadowood Lane, Liberty Lake WA

Friday 5 - 8 pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm

New Moon Gallery - Opening Sept. 21 
1236 East Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA
(509) 413-9101

Artist Reception Friday Sept. 21 5pm - 9pm  You are invited!
Intuitive Painting Class, Sept 23 12 - 5pm (sign up through the moon) 
Early Bird First Friday Oct. 5th

Art on the Ave. Saturday Sept. 29
12 - 6 pm 

Art on the Ave is an Annual Event started in 2011. It supports local artists and provides visibility to small businesses within the East Sprague Business Corridor inside the Sprague Union District in Spokane, Washington. Artists are hosted by businesses between Napa and Madelia Streets each year on the last Saturday each September from noon to 6 pm. You will see a variety of art mediums, a kid zone with emerging artist show, interactive art, and live music to name a few.
Don't miss it!