Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Take a class with Jennifer Balkan

Howdy! The great Jennifer Balkan...our guest artist for last month, just announced that she's putting together a new class. If you are interested, please read below! Thanks!

New class!!
We'll spend the first two classes sketching the figure in charcoal with our goals being (1) to see the figure as an abstract composite of dark and light shapes (values) in order to create a a strong value statement; (2) to get a proportionally accurate figure; both of which will contribute to a (3) compelling composition and statement of light and shadow.
The third and fourth classes, we'll paint using white and umber oil paint and create rich monochromatic figure compositions.

This class is designed for people who have some painting and drawing experience but are new to the figure.

Class meets Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 11/30-12/21.
Class size is limited to four.
Cost is $250 plus $45 model fee.
Class meets at my studio at 3109 Lafayette Avenue in East Austin.

Let me know if you're interested!



Saturday, October 22, 2011

How to MAKE COMMENTS on this blog

For those of you who might be new to blogging, we wanted to take some of the mystery out of how you can make comments about what you're reading here, so we thought some instructions might be a good idea. It's actually very easy, but there is one simple requirement; you need to be set up with any one of the six following types of accounts.

Google Gmail | LiveJournal | WordPress | TypePad | AIM | OpenID

If you already have one of these you're ready to start, just jump to the instructions below in "making your comment". If not, click on Google Gmail, LiveJournal, WordPress or OpenID above, (which are all free by the way), to either get an account or learn more about them. We suggest using Google Gmail because that's probably the easiest account to set up AND you won't have to enter another id and password when you want to make a comment. You don't have to use your Gmail account for your everyday email, you just need it to make comments on this (or any other) blog. (But it's always good to have a second email address anyway.) We also suggest that once you log into your new Google account, that you don't ever log out. It will automatically reopen whenever you start your computer and that way you will always be ready to comment here. And that's a good thing!

Making Your Comment
Once you have your account created, look for the word "comments" with a number in front of it near the bottom of the posting. The number is how many comments have already been made. If it's 0, that means you get to be first!
Just click on the "comments" link to open the box where you type your comment. When you've "had your say" look below for the place to choose your account type (the one of the six above that you created). If you're using a Google account it's probably already selected for you. Then click on "Post Comment" or "Preview"; either takes you to the next step.

If you want to change anything in your comment before you send it, click on "Edit" in the box, make your changes and "Preview" again.

When you're ready, look in "Word verification" for a group of letters that you will need to type into the little window right below them. (If this step gives you trouble, don't worry, there are unlimited "do overs" here.)

Click the "Post Comment" button AND YOU'RE DONE! :)

Now that didn't hurt much, did it? :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Elements Art Reception

Please join me and wonderful artists at Austin Details Art + Photo on Saturday, October 22nd.  Space, design, color, and light unite in this exhibit.  1-3pm.  106 E 8th Street. Featured artists include Rebecca Bennett, Sharon Keshishian, Carol Lyon, Cheryl Rae, Thomas Jack Hilton, and Jann Alexander.  My 3D work will be on display and I would love to share it with the WCAG.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WCAG October Framer's Gallery Report

Wow, another one of our brand new members won the People's Choice Award. Congratulations goes to Kay Dimitri for her oil painting, "The Door." This painting and the art of other WCAG members will be on display at The Framer's Gallery, located at 610 S. Main in Georgetown, TX until November 2nd, 2011. So be sure to go by and take a look at the great art there!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Art Hop 2011

Howdy! I just wanted to remind everyone that Art Hop starts tonight with a reception from 6pm to 8 pm at the Georgetown Public Library. Make sure that you check out the exhibit. Have a great weekend!