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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

COLORED PENCIL WORKSHOP MAY 10 2-4 PM


I sent out press releases to several papers and wanted to re-post this for anyone new looking for this information. I'm not sure how to keep it at the top of my blog, so here is the info. I have been preparing exercises, and cutting various papers for you to try at the workshop. This is going to be fun and informative. See you there!

COLORED PENCIL WORKSHOP – Revelle Taillon – Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – COST $50.00. To be held at the Seacoast Artists Association, 225 Water Street, Exeter, NH, 603-778-8856 http://www.seacoastartist.org/

WHAT TO BRING: Set of colored pencils. Prismacolors are one of the most popular and easy to find at art supply stores, or on www.dickblick.com. Also bring pencil sharpener, either a hand held one or battery operated; a kneaded eraser and a hard white drawing eraser, a drawing pencil, a colorless blender pencil, a colorless blender marker. (Dick Blick carries a colored pencil accessory set for $11.20). Nice to have, but not absolutely necessary is a matte workable fixative and a permanent fixative. If you know what you want to use to draw on, bring your own paper. I will have various quality papers to purchase for $1 each.

Class is limited to 10, so mail check to Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine St., Plaistow, NH 03865 (603-382-3397) to reserve a spot. rtaillon@comcast.net. Revelle’s blog is http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com/

NOTE: Two of my bird drawings have been accepted into a gallery exhibit at The Brush Gallery, 256 Market St, Lowell, MA in collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Purpose is to focus attention on birds and their habitats and raise funds for the volunteers who care for injured birds. Dates are May 7 to June 18. http://www.thebrush.org/aboutBrush.htm

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sheep final





I forgot to post the final image of my first sheep. I've been letting other paintings get in the way and then going back and forth, with, is this done? And I finally decided it is done. Yeah! I took various photos around the house for when I post to Etsy, but this will probably go into an upcoming art show and I'll just sell prints on my site. Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Brush Gallery email blast


I was pleasantly surprised to receive the email blast advertising the "For The Birds" exhibit at The Brush Gallery in Lowell, because they had chosen to use the image of my Great Horned Owl for their ad! I hope they are also using it for all of their promotions, like the brochure and postcards, but I'll have to wait and see what they have put together. Here is a screen shot of the email (as much of it as I could get into the screen at one time). Happy dance!

Tonight I'm going down to the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH, both to join, and meet the members. I'll pass out some business cards and see if anyone else is interested in attending the colored pencil drawing workshop I am holding there on May 10th. Should be fun and informative. Their next gallery show is called is called "Who Let the Art Out of the Barn" and I may enter either my chicken drawing or my sheep oil painting (if it ever dries!). Talk about kismet!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Information about my colored pencil workshop May 10


COLORED PENCIL WORKSHOP – Revelle Taillon – Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 2:00 to 4:00 – COST $50.00. To be held at the Seacoast Artists Association, 225 Water Street, Exeter, NH, 603-778-8856 http://www.seacoastartist.org/

WHAT TO BRING: Set of colored pencils. Prismacolors are one of the most popular and easy to find at art supply stores, or on www.dickblick.com. Also bring pencil sharpener, either a hand held one or battery operated; a kneaded eraser and a hard white drawing eraser, an ebony graphite drawing pencil, a colorless blender pencil, a colorless blender marker. (Dick Blick carries a colored pencil accessory set for $11.20). Nice to have, but not absolutely necessary is a matte workable fixative and a permanent fixative. If you know what you want to use, bring your own paper or Revelle will have various 8 x 10 papers to purchase.

Class is limited to 10, so mail check to Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine St., Plaistow, NH 03865 (603-382-3397) to reserve a spot. rtaillon@comcast.net. Revelle’s blog is http://revelleimagemaker.blogspot.com/

NOTE: Two of Revelle’s bird drawings have been accepted into a gallery exhibit at The Brush Gallery, 256 Market St, Lowell, MA in collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Purpose is to focus attention on birds and their habitats and raise funds for the volunteers who care for injured birds. Dates are May 7 to June 18. http://www.thebrush.org/aboutBrush.htm

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Work accepted for a Gallery Show



Yeah! Two of my pieces have been accepted for a gallery show at The Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA, details below. They chose my Flamingo and my Great Horned Owl. Now to get them professionally framed. I'm am over the top psyched!

May 7 - June 18, 2011
FOR THE BIRDS

Juror: David Allen Sibley; well-known author, illustrator and ornithologist

Organized by Eileen Byrne

Artists' Reception: May 14, 2011, 2 - 4 pm

A collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon Society to focus attention on birds and their habitats and to raise funds for the volunteers who care for injured birds until they are able to be returned to the wild.

An exhibition in the series Art of Nature.

The Brush Gallery is at 256 Market Street, Lowell MA. Here's their website:http://www.thebrush.org/aboutBrush.htm

Work accepted for a Gallery Sho!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Work is good!


Today I am setting up a definite date to host a "drawing in colored pencil" workshop at the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter! They contacted me and asked me if I wanted to run one and I said YES! Then last night she said she's forwarding my info to someone at the Great Bay Art Association in Dover, about setting up a workshop for them also! I'm in heaven, needless to say!

Ordering more business cards at Moo.com. If you haven't checked them out, you should. You can have a different image on each card, and right now you can get a free sample pack with 10 different designs Check them out! http://us.moo.com/ I did not get paid for this mini commercial. I just love their cards. I got the sticker book too and they are so cute. I put them on all the envelopes when I ship items I have sold from my Etsy shop. I think I'll try their MiniCards next as hang tags.

Also just sold a Flamingo print.

And I was contacted by a licensor I sent samples too, and she may be interested in a licensing deal for my greeting cards!

And on top of that, my first little crocus has popped up her beautiful little head in my garden. Doing the happy dance this week!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Rooster gets blue


Had another fun Saturday adding some blue feathers to my little friend here. I'll let that dry a bit and then add more detail in the blue feathers so you can tell the lighter colored feathers sit on top. then for the background. I usually leave that for last. This one I'll be using for some decorative images, as well as selling the original and prints, so I may scan it in after the feathers are done and before I add the background. Much less to delete in Photoshop! I'll let the white help me timewise.

I never really thought I'd be painting a rooster! It's surprising even me. Enjoy! I may have to do more.

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