Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou - so inspiring



Maya, you came through so much in your lifetime....yet it only made you stronger.  You took pain, anger and grief and turned it into an incredible outpouring of your indomitable spirit.  You told stories that "shouldn't be told (CNN)" and thereby brought so much to light.  You entreat us to rise above hate and seek to "be the rainbow in someone's cloud".

I think I need to read more of your words, see your movies, know you better now that you have gone...at least I knew you through I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings but I have a lot to yet discover.

Monday, May 19, 2014

WOW! a prize in the Spring show!

Western Ohio Watercolor Society has a juried show hanging now through May 31 at the Town and Country Fine Art Center at Town and Country Sopping Center in Kettering.  I am most fortunate to have a painting chosen for third place in Transparent catagoy!  Thanks so much to Billie, Yuki, Sharon, Toni and all who help the organization thrive!

I am so very happy....I finished this piece to put into the W.O.W.s exhibit.  It is inspired by the visit I made with our daughter to Warren Wilson College near Asheville, NC while we were researching colleges.

Asheville Spring by Libby Rudolf - $400.00

Friday, May 9, 2014

Feeling Peachy after a week of workshop with Fred Graff!


      I just finished a 4 day workshop under the direction of Fred Graff who is an extraordinary teacher - pushing us at whatever level we came in with - to think of our paintings as more of design of shapes, values, colors rather than simply focusing on the subject.  I have taken a workshop with him before and knew many of the ways he would drive us to push beyond where we are - that's why we're there, right?   I loved painting on YUPO, a plastic 'paper' that allows incredibly free drips, washes, splatters, etc.


I painted this little piece - though I will probably still do a bit more....at the very last bit of time at the end of the workshop - love it!


Just Peachy!



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Winds Cafe - Watercolors: Color and Light

Twenty percent of the proceeds from any sales of paintings in my Winds Cafe exhibit Watercolors:Color and Light will go to Dayton Children's Hospital in honor of Vanessa and all others who fight cancer.  The show will be up through May, hope you can come by!

  

Here's a photo my buddy Theresa took of me setting up the sign for the reception- which was packed by the way.  So many people to talk to, such good wine at the Winds, etc.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fred Graff Workshop and farewell to Honey Biz

almost finished painting - 'Blooms in the Sun'
The Winds show is up through May 2014!  I will be swapping out paintings occasionally as they sell or when I finish one I'd like to share.  The piece above is now the Fairborn Art Association show, hanging through May 19.

I'm working on new pieces- mostly drawing from my archives of photos...Last night, I 'surrendered' the painting "Honey Biz" to it's new owner.  I know he will treasure it but I miss it already.  He bought it on layaway - a monthly payment.  That enabled me to put it in the Western Ohio Watercolor show where it won a ribbon...and hang it in my own house for another 2 months...

On to the next adventure in painting, right?  In a week, I will be in a workshop  Fred Graff AWS. NWS TWSA -  all organizations that I intend to belong to one day.  I've taken a Plein-air workshop with Fred - enjoyed it immensely!  Can't wait!!!
http://www.fredgraff.com/html/workshops.html