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 : )

Friday, December 4, 2015

Framing up Art and keeping the shop filled

   As I continue to frame up my watercolors for my upcoming show at the Yellow Springs Brewery (ColorfuLibby...12/23!), I am also working to keep my space in Village Artisans full of enticing artwork.
  I enjoy playing around with beads, wire, glass, fabric, etc so I make holiday goodies. I'm calling them  "Libby's Fancies".  Come check out the gallery in our sweet littl Village Yellow Springs.
  I'll share the poster for my show soon...come to the reception Dec. 30 from 5-7p and nosh on organic goodies, see the Art, learn about Community Food Initiatives.
Xox, Libby

Thursday, November 5, 2015

me with "Kimono"
My piece 'Kimono' has been accepted into the UC Health Womens' Center Juried Art Exhibit - Survivor- Art and Healing which will hang in their offices for a year.  I am truly honored to be included. It is a wonderful facility next to West Chester Hospital.  They will be holding an artist reception and you bet we'll be there.

I honor all of my friends who are fighting cancer right now or who have or will....with love


Monday, October 26, 2015

ColorfuLibby - Watercolor Show!

New Show at the Yellow Springs Brewery coming up SOON!  I will have an exhibit at the Y S Brewery Dec 23, 2015 thru Feb 1, 2016 and RECEPTION on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from come one...come all.  I will put in recent paintings from out in the wilds as well a a few from a trip to St Croix - full of color, that's for sure.  

The Brewery is a fun place to hang out and try all the special beers, get some munchies or buy dinner from the variety of food trucks that come by...non-alcoholic options available too

Sunflower Fields - watercolor Libby Rudolf

    A contribution of 15 percent from sales will go to favorite non-profit - Community Food Initiatives.   They are located in Athens, OH and work to ensure that everyone has access to healthy local food.  They believe that by "naming our assets—soil,seeds and an Appalachian heritage of food production and preservation—everyone in Southeast Ohio can see their place in strengthening our community."  Donations may also be made during the reception and directly through their website

   Our daughter, Melanie is interning with CFI and hosts the donation station at the Athens Farmers Market as well as helps harvest, etc as part of her Environmental Biology Sustainability major at Ohio University in Athens.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Montenegro Scene from Melanie and Lilli's travels
Working on pieces for my upcoming show at the Yellow Springs Brewery!  I will put up work in late December and have a reception on Dec 27...I think.  I'd actually love to do it on Dec 31!  What a great way to ring in the new year.  will work on that - more later

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tecumseh Land Trust 25/25 Exhibit at the Winds Cafe July thru August

July 12th, 25/25 Art Exhibition, Opening at the Winds Cafe,                                                       4:00 - 6:00 p.m. with a reading at 5pm by Bill Felker, nature writer (Poor Wills Almanac)

Please join us for the opening of TLT's exciting 25/25 Art Exhibition at the Winds, featuring some of Ohio's best landscape artists.  Help us celebrate TLT's 25th anniversary and the preservation of 25,000 acres of farmland, forests, meadows and river corridors!!  Much of this gorgeous art work was created on preserved properties.  The art will be for sale, with proceeds shared by the artists and TLT.  

It will be a glorious show!   please come visit - - - - 

From TLT site -  Founded in 1990 by citizens in Yellow Springs and Miami township, Tecumseh Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization serving Greene and Clark Counties of Ohio and surrounding areas. The purpose of Tecumseh Land Trust is to preserve agricultural land, natural areas, water resources, and historic sites, in voluntary cooperation with landowners, and to educate the public about permanent land preservation. We assist landowners in navigating state and federal easement programs, as well as, accept donated easements on farmland and natural areas.  When current Projects are complete, we will have preserved over 24,000 acres in our working area.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

'Seneca Lake'  watercolor 16x20  $450
Here's what I'll put in the Reflections Show at YS Arts Council July 17-August 16.  This hung in the Western Ohio WC Society exhibit in Troy in 2014.  See for more information.

Next week - coming up - a mini-workshop on Painting flowers in WC at the YS Senior Center at 2:45pm, Friday, June 5.  I will bring supplies but feel free to bring your own brushes if desired.  Donations gladly accepted to help offset my costs....

oh - just took work down to the Would You, Could You gallery for their Miniature Show...opening Friday, June 19 during the YS Art Stroll...

ok - one more thing - I'm reading the newest Artist Magazine and love the illustrations of Lucile Prache of recipes..... 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Upcoming events and classes!

I'll be teaching a few classes soon..the first is an exploration of watercolor techniques and materials at the YSArts Council - May 17, 2-5p for $20 Contact YSAC
   I'll also teach my second class at YS senior Center...this time on "Flowers in WC" on a donation basis...bring your supplies to paint with me..I'll bring paper.
  In June, I'm helping put up a display for Monday Morning Artist group at the YS Library.
  In July MMA will host a group show  of "Reflections" with an opening 7/17, 6-9p at YSAC. I'll teach a class Sat., 7/18, 2-3p "Watercolor Tricks" for $12 pp.  Many others in the group will teach classes too! Yuki Hall, Sandy Kinnamon, Mary Cargan...even a kid-class with Clara Rose...: )
 Happy Spring...

Friday, March 27, 2015

More flowers...and joining the Ohio Watercolor Society

  As I amble along the shores of the Little Miami River here in OH, I often come across things I simply must paint,,,,now!  I've made a painting of the Spring Beauties that emerge first in the brown mud and bracken of winter.
'First Spring Beauties' wc - Libby Rudolf

  I've decided to rejoin the Ohio Watercolor Society so that I can submit a few paintings for their annual competition.  It is somewhat stressful, submitting work to organizations, hoping that the judge sees the excellence in your painting...the spirit/essence that you have endeavored to capture.  I wonder if this one will catch the eye and heart of the judge.  Even if it doesn't, I still love it.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Painting flowers with Hake brushes

  I took a workshop recently with S Korean artist Buong-Kil Joung. He worked with wide Hake brushes, sweeping color onto the stretched watercolor paper and adding multiple layers to refine the shapes and colors.
  In his last demo, he did an exquisite painting of the 'lowly' yet intricately beautiful thistle. We all thought that he must surely have used miskit to retain the crisp whites of bristles. However, he showed us that he brushed in the main shape structure and continued to cut in with a succession of color to find the bristle shapes...negative painting.
It is inate for us to paint positively, not the shape around or in between the object. I am consciously trying to be more aware of the relationship of positive/negative space now...
  Here is my latest!
Flowers for today. WC....L Rudolf

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tropical Fun in the Deep Freeze of OH

It is a tremendous bit of good fortune to be able to escape winter for a bit, to swim and play in the sun and paint all the beauty of a tropical place.  I took way way too many pictures but it's all reference for future paintings, right?  

Friday, I will share some of the fun in the sun in a mini Watercolor workshop at the YS Senior Center.  People will bring their paints and brushes (hopefully) and we'll make paintings of some sunrise/sunsets, flowers, shells, beach and water, etc.  I think it will be fun,

I tell myself I'm not comfortable demo-ing in front of people
and it's mostly because I sometimes freeze up while giving a speech, etc, but.....this will be ok.  I need to stop telling myself the story of being afraid.  It only leads to a dead end street/quiet back water.   I'm sure all will be well.

Wish me luck - maybe you'll be there : )

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Mermaid swum onto my WC paper...

I am minding the Village Artisans gallery today and it is way too quiet. So..bring out the paint and wc-doodle. I need to paint something related to 'family of animals' for the Art Council little mermaid swam in with her friends.  Well...I always wanted to grow up to be a mermaid....

This painting is in the YSArts Council Member Show: “Family and Other Animals”
February 20 – March 15. 
 There is an opening on Friday, Feb 20 with awards, snacks, etc.