Friday, December 4, 2009

Great Quote

"One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity." Renoir

Sunday, November 8, 2009

3 Shows!

You're invited to see my work at 3 shows in the Denver area!
1. "Artists of Colorado" 14th annual juried exhibition,
sponsored by the Colorado Artists Guild
at 910 Arts Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Dr, Denver.
Show runs through Dec 5, 2009.
2- and 3-dimensional fine art works featuring over 100 artists
Juried by Michael Ome untiedt
303-815-1779 ---

12.4 First Friday art Walk / 6–9pm
Gallery Hours: Tues–Fri 11-6 / Sat 12–4pm / and by appointment
Works by the artists of the Deborah Bays Studio

And special guest Terry Ludwig

Opening Reception Friday, Nov 13, 2009, 6–9 p.m.
Exhibit runs through January 16, 2010.
AUM Framing & Gallery
2227 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206 ---303-394-3362
Hours: Mon–Sat, 9– 5:30.
3. University of Denver
Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women
1901 E Asbury Ave, Denver, 80208, Corner of Asbury and S High
Nov 1 - Jan 30, 2010
Open during regular business hours.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Super Oil Painting Workshops!

We had a great time at our summer workshops at Jerry's Artarama! This is my demonstration painting for the "Painting Faster" workshop. This 9 x 12 oil painting was painted in about an hour. The value sketch and photo reference are below. Everyone was painting faster by the end of the day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wild and Remote

"Wild and Remote" oils 9 x 12
This was a quick study done on location and finished in the studio. I had a lot of fun creating movement in the water and the atmospheric feeling in the distant hills and fields.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Dancing Water and Light

"Dancing Water and Light" is about movement. The light bounces around as well as the water. My goal here was to move your eye around the painting, as you feel the mist from the water slamming over the rocks. I used an "S" shape composition, strong values and complementary colors to accomplish this. This was such a great location, I did another painting, "Cascading Stream" from a slightly different view. You can see it on my July 3, 2008 post.