skip to Main Content
Year In Review

Year in review

Looking back on the events in my artistic life for 2012, I will count taking another bite out of Europe as a high point! It was a concert tour with i Cantori, a choral group based in Carmel, CA. In additional to the thrill of singing in some of the most awesome venues in Poland, Germany, Belgium and Holland I also produced some satisfying sketches of street scenes and town squares. Those drawings led directly to offering sketching workshops in San Rafael.

I added a few items to my art resume, including online representation by Xanadu gallery of Scottsdale, AZ. One of my Big Sarah paintings was accepted for “Au Naturel”,  the annual nude art show in Astoria (Oregon) scheduled for early March. Even more exciting, and closer to home, is an invitation to prepare a solo show (my first!) in Pacific Grove, CA. That is set for May.

So, 2013 is already looking like an excellent year for exhibitions. I will continue to look for more opportunities to show (and sell) my artwork. The sketching workshops are beginning to develop a following, and might lead to a book project. I won’t call it a New Year’s resolution, but I intend to work on paintings, sketches or other art projects at least 4 or 5 days a week. As for Rhoda Draws A Crowd, I plan to generate more caricature gigs and follow up on convention and event leads once a week or more. Did I mention losing another 20 pounds?

I wish all who are reading this a very happy New Year.

 

Rhoda Draws 164 faces in 3 days!

8 caricatures created by Rhoda at Oracle OpenWorld 2012Oracle OpenWorld was an even better gig than the year before and the year before that. I had a few attendees who found me again after I drew them last year…one fellow who came back for his third year. Here are just a few of the  caricatures I created as “booth babe” for BlitzMasters, a small woman-owned company based in Seattle. I have a feeling I’ll be doing more events with these folks.

Rhoda Draws A Crowd! @ Oracle OpenWorld

Attention all who plan to attend the annual Oracle OpenWorld Expo at Moscone Center in San Francisco next week. I will be creating digital caricatures of attendees for a company called “Blitzmasters” at booth #3313. I’ll post some of my favorite drawings on these pages, after the show.

Caricature demo and workshop

This month at Riley Street Art Center, 1138 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA:

September 15, 11 am to 1 pm

FREE DEMO:
I will present a slideshow of celebrity caricatures by a variety of world-class artists. Following that, I will  demonstrate my own techniques, using both traditional and digital media.

September 22, 2 to 4 pm

WORKSHOP:
I will present the basic principles of creating a satirical portrait, by doing a live demo and showing examples in a wide range of styles. Participants will practice drawing caricatures from photos as well as live subjects. Just bring your sense of humor!
Fee: $35, materials provided.

Back To Top