Sunday, March 27, 2016

Color and Light - Brush and Needle at the Winds Cafe

I will have watercolor paintings and Pam will have her art quilts at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs.  It is a great place to hang an art exhibit - and wonderful spot to dine.  I am truly grateful to have the opportunity every other year to hang my work there....many thanks to Mary Kay and crew for their TLC!

 The Winds Cafe has a superb wine selection, local beers, etc  and a seasonal menu with old favorites always available.  

Hope you can come to see our joint art exhibit!  I'm debating whether to do a mini-workshop during the show some morning and winding up at the Winds for lunch!  will keep you posted... : )

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Art show at the Winds Cafe - Thoughts onTeaching

May and June, I will host a show at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs for the months of May and June with friend and artist Pam Geisel.  We're working on a title...Color and Light - Brush and Needle.  Pam creates art quilts and I mainly work in watercolor.  I am musing, dreaming up my next paintings to include, exploring themes....

    I've been painting my whole life but concentrating on it for about 15 years.  Yesterday, I taught a private lesson and thoroughly enjoyed working with an artist to help her realize her vision.  So often, watercolor is difficult for artists because they fear to make a mistake.  They often use tiny amounts of paint and great quantities of water.
   There are certain skills that will help along the path to a successful painting such as wet-into-wet painting but paying attention to the timing and wetness of the paper....  If you don't have sufficient pigment on your brush, the color will simply disappear as it dries.  Of course you can continue to glaze or add layers.  I think I helped her paint more freely and wield the brush more assertively.

   I truly love to help inspire confidence, freeing people from inhibition of the creative process.  Here is a photo from a mini-workshop I taught last winter - helping people go wild w/color!  Joy  Joy Joy

Friday, January 15, 2016

Dayton City Paper - 'There's something in the Watercolor'

Dayton City Paper's writer Lisa Bennet wrote up a splendid article on me and my life/work.
I hope it inspires you to stop by the Y S Brewery or Village Artisans in Yellow Springs to see my work.
Golden Harvest (Honey Biz II)

Click here to see the article...   Dayton City Paper article

Saturday, January 2, 2016

YS Brewery ColorfuLibby - Watercolors for CFI Art Reception..Full of AWESOME People!

YS Brewery Art Reception Dec 30-2015

Had a wonderful time talking with so many AWESOME people who came out to see my show!!! and munch on M. Brown's declisioso snacks, sip brews from YS Brewery....and maybe a bunch of folks who were  actually there just to grade papers or get into the Ramen Food Truck line : )....

Thank you so much, Mary Nally (director of Community Food Initiatives) for coming from Athens
Lisa Wolters and crew who took such good care of us all and helped w/set-up, snacks, sales
my family for supporting me in getting this whole thing set up during such a busy time of year
Yellow Springs Arts Council for their promo/help with frames
Yellow Springs News - ads, etc
You all for coming out!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Official poster for ColorfuLibby at the Y S Brewery

  I hope that you can come see my newest watercolors...I've got several from my many walks along the Little Miami and in Glen Helen as well as mountains, distant shores, etc.  Many thanks to Lisa Wolters at the YS Brewery for helping me get all of this together, putting together the cards/posters, etc.    

RECEPTION DEC. 30, 5-7pm - Remember - Dan is offering a free growler to anyone who buys a painting during the reception!   AND   15 % of sales go to CFI.

  Mary Nally, the director of Community Food Initiatives, will be attending the artist reception on Wednesday, Dec 30 so come one, come all.  She has all sorts of projects in operation involving local food, gardening, food security, seed saving, education, etc.  

   Local chef Michael Brown will create savories from regional farm foods---pork from Moonshadow Farm, potatoes treats from Small Mouse Farms, etc.

I sure hope to see you there : )