A Brush With Rusty
A Brush With Life

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

5" x 7"
Painted for themed challenge: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
August of 2008, I had been on a walk. I really do enjoy what we call weeds.
What makes us admire one plant as a flower and another a weed?
In general, we apply a similar formula to people.
Back to the thistle and the butterfly, there he was on this thistle that offered him so little.
A resting place, at most. Sometimes our needs are that basic. Maybe he needed more, who is to know? But the thistle is what it is. At its end, an amazing structure that captures the late afternoon sunlight. If I were a butterfly maybe I'd want to touch it too. Okay, I'm not a butterfly and I always want to touch them.
This original painting is for sale and prints can be ordered.

Monday, March 15, 2010

CBS Sunday Morning Sun Art

10" x 14"
mixed media
"Cheshire Sun" Is Now Part of the CBS Sunday Morning Library
Watch for it to air on one of their segments.

This painting is available for purchase.

To view the other submissions of the 2010 CBS Sun Art Challenge
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Description of April Watercolor Workshop

Have you always wanted to see if you would like watercolors? Do you already paint with watercolors but feel that
you missed something basic along the way? Would you like to understand some basic construction of a painting that will enhance your creative expression? Do you just want to join us?

I have set up a two afternoon workshop. The first afternoon we will consider basics about watercolor paints and its relationship with water and paper. I will demonstrate foreground, middle ground, back ground; composition, and focal point (can be applied to any medium). We will paint the bold colorful leaves in the posted workshop announcement with a step by step demonstration.

The second afternoon, we will paint an iris. The selection of this floral allows us to glaze colors on the thin delicate flower petals and the thick opaque stalks and buds. You will be introduced to a number of common watercolor painting techniques to complete this subject. Step by Step Demonstration

All of the demonstrations of techniques is design to respect your personal style.

$50.00 for both afternoons.

**Watercolor supplies can be a little costly. IF you are interested in taking the class but not quite ready to invest in the supplies, I will supply the paper and the paints for an additional $15.00 which must be paid by April 3rd. You will need a couple of specific brushes. Once you are registered I will send out a materials list.

April 10,11
1 - 4
Studio 14 (Loft)
14 Main St.
Tipp City, OH

For questions email me: abrushwithrusty@msn.com

Monday, March 1, 2010

Watercolor Workshop

Join the very talented Rusty Harden in this exiting 2-day workshop!
Composition and watercolor glazing technique are the featured lessons with step by step demos. Beginners will be handled with care and the more experienced will build on what they know. Please feel free to visit her website for more information and to see the wide range of artwork in her portfolio: www.abrushwithrusty.com
April 10th & 11th, Saturday & Sunday 1-4
PMCost: $50.00
To Register please email Evelyn Staub: estaub@studio14gallery.com