My solo show at the lovely Carleen Bright Arboretum at the Whitehall Center in Woodway, Texas is set to begin this weekend. The reception for the show is June 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
This setting is perfect for my flower and landscape paintings, including “Glorious Poppies.”
Cheri Lomonte of The Mary’s Touch radio show interviewed me about my paintings of Mary. The discussion of inspirations for my religious paintings included details of my travels to the Vatican in Rome and The Uffitzi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Diocese of Austin’s Pastoral Center has the Gallery of Sacred Art where my religious artworks often hang.
I entered a landscape painting in the Cibolo Nature Center’s Art & Conservation competition. From that painting, I was chosen as one of the artists to paint a private property in one of 19 Hill Country counties….the property I’ll be painting is Lonesome Hills Ranch in Medina, Texas. The painting of that property will be in the Art & Conservation competition in April, 2013.
Come to Georgetown’s Artist’s Booth on Saturday, March 31st from 5-8 p.m. for art, music, food, and wine! My art will be showcased in the front room as you come in the door.
For more information, see www.Artistsbooth.webs.com.
Volunteer Appreciation Night at Round Rock ArtSpace brought together many of the 75 volunteers for 2011. Many more volunteer opportunities await for 2012.
My solo religious art exhibit is hanging for the month of March at the Round Rock Public Library. Come by the library, and you may leave your comments in the suggestions box. I would like to know what you think.
Next week begins the Diocese of Austin Pastoral Center’s religious art exhibit. My “Jesus” and “Mary” oil paintings with gold leaf are included in that six-month show.
Round Rock’s ArtSpace Landscape Show includes two of my landscapes, “A Path Nearby” and “Field of Red Poppies,” also for the month of March. That show plus the “Poppies” show at Franklin Jewelers in Georgetown displays all my available poppies paintings. It’s a busy exhibit schedule right now.
Thursday, February 2nd is the Austin Visual Artist Association’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin. My two paintings “A Festive Spirit” and “Sunflowers and Cantaloupe” are in this juried show. I’m sure I’ll see old AVAA friends at the reception.
Beneath the Blue, or The Mermaid Show, begins January 20, 2012 with a reception from 5 til 8 at Salado Winesellers. I have three paintings in this show, with five other women artists.
The painting I’m calling “Moonlit Mermaid” is almost finished in my studio. I started this one with acrylic, then glazed several layers of transparent oil paint over the figure, followed by darker glazes over the blues in the water.
A silver leafed moon further enlivens the surface of this cool colors painting. It’s destined for The Mermaid Show in Salado, Texas in January. I like it!
The SPUNC Show at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple, Texas showcases artwork by six full-of-spunc women. My “Flowers and Lila” oil painting shows up well in the light in the Upstairs Gallery. This show runs through mid-December.
This year’s Oil Painters of America plein air paintout at The Oasis at Lake Travis brought some rainy skies and close values. My painting of the lake includes the big sandbars that appeared this year, and Mansfield Dam and water towers, plus the lighthouse at Lakeway, in the background.
Today the multi-talented Linda Scott brought me a copy of the newly-published book entitled “The Crossroads,” by author Mattie D. Turner.
The front and back covers of the book feature one of my landscape paintings, “A Path Nearby,” painted near where I live and work. So happy the painting’s bright colors show up so beautifully!
Le Creuset was the site of my weekend painting excursion this Labor Day weekend. Today a lady from Temple won my painting, “Tea Time.”
This week I’m painting in Rocky Mountain National Park and staying in a cottage in Estes Park, Colorado. It’s gorgeous here!
This weekend two events rocked the Village of Salado. The reception for artists at Salado Wine Sellers on Friday night was well attended and fun for those of us who were exhibiting, and the Artisis-in-Action paintout on Saturday brought in more wine lovers and art patrons.
We’re in the midst of a late-July workshop with Peter and Cynthia from Kerrville this week at the Round Rock studio. Several wonderful paintings are sitting around the floor and leaning against easels.
My demo today was suggested by Cynthia. We set up a simple still life, and here is the result. We like it!
July 14, 2011
Today the Focus on Round Rock magazine’s July/ August 2011 issue went out to 33,000 residences and all businesses in Round Rock. The article inside entitled “Artistic Passion” features my artwork and information about me [download article – PDF]. This is my year!
I’m in Tennessee, visiting relatives and friends. It’s so green here, and I love the tall trees. I will paint a Tennessee landscape when I return to Austin…
The Ann Templeton landscape painting workshop this week at Wenmohs Ranch was awesome. I painted two landscapes, received critiques from Ann, bought her first day’s demo, and got her to sign my copy of her book, “The Art of Ann Templeton.”
“Focus on Round Rock” magazine interviewed me today for a feature article in the upcoming July 2011 issue. Soon their photographer will be here, too! I can hardly wait to see the interview in print…
The Zhaoming Wu figure painting workshop in Austin this week was awesome! Great painter, great instructor, fabulous experience and opportunity to paint with a Master of contemporary figurative work. Lucky me!
Today I am gallery sitting at Artisans in Taylor, Texas. Two of my oil paintings appear in this photo, taken inside the gallery. The oil painting at the top is “Chameleon,” almost a monochrome, with added color in interesting areas.
The small book on the left shows a young Indian girl on the front cover, painted in oils. It has blank pages inside and a gold leafed back cover.
A small oil painting of a landscape that I was painting with two of my teenaged students turned out to look like this. I like it.
Today my solo show at the Round Rock Public Library is going up. The show runs the entire month of May.
The Austin Visual Artists Association is hosting the 34th Members Show at Austin Art Space on May 14th. I delivered the painting “Three Women” to the Art Space this weekend, and I’m looking forward to the show.
What a wonderful trip to Fort Worth with friends the past two days. Visits to the Kimball Art Gallery, the Fort Worth Stockyards, and great food and shopping—
This Chinese Calligraphy poem is still in the Austin Association of Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Exhibition at the Austin Public Library, and will be displayed until April 28th. On that day, I will retrieve it from the show and bring it to my studio to display.
This is Ms. Yang and me. Ms. Yang is my Chinese Calligraphy teacher at the Austin Great Wall Chinese School, where I teach Art III each week.
The “Poppies with Patricia” class at Artisans was super-cool…..everyone completed an acrylic poppies painting, and all the paintings were very different.
Being the featured artist at Georgetown’s Red Poppy Festival means signing lots of posters and t-shirts this weekend. The t-shirt fits well!
This weekend is the Georgetown, Texas 2011 Red Poppy Festival. Yesterday I delivered paintings and accompanying stuff to the Visitors Center, and today and tomorrow will be fun signing posters showing my poppies painting, talking with friends, and making merry. Here’s another poppies painting. This one is in a show at Abbey’s in Georgetown.
The View Article pdf The View magazine’s April 2011 issue contains an article about me as Featured Artist of the Georgetown 2011 Red Poppy Festival.
The Austin Association of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition opened today, and the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was lots of fun and laughter! I felt wonderful being included in this group of all Chinese (except me) group of calligraphers and painters.
It was a fun evening last night. As the featured artist for this year’s Georgetown Red Poppy Festival, I was asked to make a presentation to the Williamson County Art Guild at The Windberg Center. Some of the artwork and features of my website were projected on a screen, and questions from Guild members kept the pace lively. Thank you Guild members!
It’s great being the featured artist for the 2011 Georgetown Red Poppy Festival. I am having so much fun giving away posters with my “Red “Poppies” painting on them, and enjoying my “15 minutes of fame,” to quote Andy Warhol.
The View magazine just published an article about me in their April issue, the Williamson County Sun newspaper ran an article and color photo, and my ad appears in Focus on Georgetown magazine’s April issue. On Tuesday night, I’ll give a presentation to the Williamson County Art Guild, and I’m teaching a workshop on “Poppies with Patricia” at Artisans Gallery in Taylor on April 22nd. Hang on tightly!
“Square” is up and running on my iPhone…now I can accept credit cards for my paintings, classes, workshops, and most anything else that people want to buy from me or my studio. Square rocks!
Here I am at the Austin Great Wall Chinese School again, where I teach Art III class and also take a Chinese Calligraphy class on Sunday afternoons.
Ms. Yang, who teaches our calligraphy class and speaks no English, has invited me to place one of my Chinese Calligraphy pieces, an ancient poem in ancient script, in the upcoming exhibition of the Austin Calligraphy and Chinese Painting Association. I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition.
March 24, 2011
Today I’m painting three donkeys. My friend Donna thinks it should be named “Heads Up.”
“Lone Star” is finally finished today and drying in the studio. This longhorn painting began as a photo of one of the two bulls in the field in front of TECO-Westinghouse in Round Rock. This guy is young and full of himself!
Today another red poppies oil painting, which began as a demo for a local art group, was finished in the studio. It is destined for a show in Georgetown in April.
Today is Chinese Calligraphy painting, or writing. I am writing a poem with Chinese ink on shuan (Xuen) paper in my studio.
I am studying this ancient form of Chinese Calligraphy at The Great Wall Chinese School in Austin. My teacher, Mrs. Yang, speaks no English and I speak no Chinese, but we communicate through the beautiful strokes of Chinese Calligraphy. I feel privileged to write these symbols of words, as calligraphy is both Art and Language.
In April, my work will be part of an exhibifion of Chinese Calligraphy at the Austin Public Library. I feel honored to have work included in this show.
This is my first post, as I try to figure out how to use WordPress.
Since the banners went up around the square in Georgetown yesterday and they feature my “Red Poppies” painting advertising the upcoming Georgetown 2011 Red Poppy Festival, I think that a picture of one of the banners will fit nicely here. I hope you agree.