Newsletter Issue #20, May 2013




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It's a short newsletter this issue . . . one announcement and information about two upcoming workshops at my studio in Newcastle, CA.

Scratchboard in Vancouver, BC

Art Exhibit & Workshops

I'm honored to have three works accepted into the Second Annual Juried Exhibition of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). The opening reception of the exhibit is June 7th and the show runs through June 23rd. I shipped my drawings last week and they're now at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia.

If you're going to be anywhere near Vancouver in June, you must check out this exhibition. To see an entire show of scratchboard works is a treat not to be missed. The detail of scratchboard drawings has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated!

I created "Sleeping Patterns" for the ISSA exhibition. Visit my blog to see larger images and find out more about the drawing process for this piece.
"Kili Man Jaro" and "Baby Face" were also accepted. Click either image to find out more.

There will also be workshops on June 8th & 9th. A number of ISSA members (including myself) will be giving demos of various scratchboard techniques. I'm proud to say I was awarded Signature status (SSA) in the Society last year and thrilled to be able to present a demo and be part of this wonderful group of highly skilled and talented artists!

Scratchboard Workshop
Saturday, July 13th in Newcastle CA
10am - 3:30 pm

A one day, five hour workshop focusing on scratchboard techniques.
Students may choose to work on either a white or black board and will work from their own reference photos.
Class size limited to 10 students. $60, scratchboard provided. Pre-payment is required. Click here for details, materials list and to sign up.

Half of the "Eye See Ewe" diptych created for my "Down on the Farm" show.

Watercolor on Yupo Workshop
Saturday, July 27th in Newcastle CA
10am - 3:30pm

A one day, five hour workshop focusing on watercolor on Yupo techniques. Yupo is a synthetic paper that offers a unique working surface which is much different than traditional watercolor paper. I favor animal subjects painted in bright colors, but this technique can be used for any subject and color palette. Class size limited to 10 students. $60, Yupo provided. Pre-payment required. Click here for details, materials list and to sign up.

"Ace" the greyhound - commissioned portrait