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