Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lemons Still Life & Home Studio Tour

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Rhonda Hartis Smith
I painted this still life while in Nashville, TN for the Peggi Kroll Roberts Workshop. Workshop during the day, painting for the show at night. I've been spiffing up my Studio preparing for the Studio Tour (details below).
Next weekend I'm participating in the World's Greatest Studio Tour and Art Sale. If you are in the area, please come and see me. The hours are Saturday, November 6, 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 7, 1-5pm. I have participated in the past but this is the first time I've actually been in my Studio. Over 30 artists are on the tour and many sites will have refreshments.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shadow Strut


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This is one of the paintings that I did for our upcoming show. I was in Key West in February and saw this cute bird just walking on the sidewalk. I think the shadow shape on the sidewalk appealed to me the most.

Angela Kuprion. . .Helen Nash. . .Marian Pacsuta. . .Rhonda Hartis Smith
The Bluegrass Painters showing at The Gallery at 916, Bowling Green, KY opening on Friday, October 15, 2010. The exhibition will be up for six weeks. If you are in the area, please stop by on Friday night for the opening that is in conjunction with the Gallery Hop, we would love to see you.

Last week was such an exciting week for me, starting with a PeggiKroll-Roberts workshop in Nashville, TN beginning on Sunday through Tuesday. Such a great Artist and teacher! We began the week doing 1 minute drawings and value studies with live models. Peggi gave us several exercises and tools to use to become better Artists--now it's time for the work to begin, about 10,000 hours should do it! I'll post more about the workshop later with some of my exercises.
The whole week was a week of celebration because the American Impressionist Society had their National Juried Exhibition showing at Richland Fine Art in Nashville. So many talented artists from all over the US entered works of art that were just beautiful. A special Congratulations is in order for two of my friends that were accepted into the show that had around a thousand applicants, Marian Pacsuta and Faye Phillips. What an honor!