Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Break

Spring's Promise
20 x 20

I'm taking a short break from the Lennox Woods project. Tomorrow we head for Florida where I will be teaching a workshop next week at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City. Steve and I lived in this part of Florida for many years, and of course, I was born and raised in Florida, so we are coming home. It will be a good group of 14 students, some who have taken classes or workshops before and several who haven't. We'll have fun and work hard.

My next workshop is this summer, in the beautiful San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. As long time readers know, I have participated in the Telluride Plein Air show for the last seven years which is held over the July 4th holiday. This year I'll be teaching right after the show at the Aha Haa School of Art. This is a gorgeous location and the school will provide great facilities for the class. Here's the link for more information and to register.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Studio Visit & Interview With Paula Tillman

In late February, Paula Kornye Tillman, owner of Galerie Kornye West in Ft. Worth, and her gallery assistant Kelli Cotten traveled to northeast Texas for a studio visit to see work in progress for Lennox Woods and to see the Woods for themselves. Click on over to the Lennox Woods blog for an interview with Paula and to read more about it!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Summer Intern

Late Autumn-Pecan Bayou
40 x 29.5

I am hoping to find a summer intern this year to help in the studio during the month of August. The internship would last from two weeks to a month and lodging would be provided. Duties would include help with cataloging and organizing archives and current work for the Lennox Woods project (good computer skills required), preparing panels, framing, and helping with printmaking editions, and general studio assistance. The intern would have an opportunity to observe me at work either drawing or painting as well as the daily operation of a working artist's studio.

Interested parties should contact me at deborahmparis at gmail dot com.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moon Attended by Jupiter & Venus
15 x 10

A few weeks ago Steve and I were driving to a nearby small town for a concert. It was my favorite time of day and as we drove the sun slid out of sight and the glow just above the horizon transitioned into the night sky above. I noticed that in the western sky the crescent moon was accompanied by a bright star quite near it. Venus hovered just above the horizon.

Later I did a little research and found that this month the "classical planets" - those that can be seen with the naked eye- are all visible in the night skies at this time. So, this is Jupiter and Venus, attending the moon as she begins her descent. Mercury is also visible in the southwestern sky this month and look for Mars and Saturn in the eastern sky.

I painted this little painting from memory this week.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Little Everglades Ranch Workshop

I have just one spot left in this workshop which begins on March 26. Little Everglades Ranch is a beautiful pristine slice of "Old Florida" and a wonderful location for this class.

This five day class will focus on both work in the field and studio time, using sketches and studies to produce paintings in the studio. We will learn about indirect painting techniques like glazing , scumbles and velaturas which create luminosity and atmosphere in your works, study the works of past masters, learn about how to design more compelling finished works, and how a limited palette and and close value ranges can create a strong mood in your work.

Just one spot left. Join us for a fantastic week in Florida!

Here is the link for information and registration.