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Rhoda In The Rhineland, Licking A Life-size Ice Cream Sundae

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.

 

Quick Sketch workshop: Saturday, October 27

Announcing my next Quick Sketch session at
Riley Street Art Supplies, 1138 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
Saturday, October 27   2:00 to 5:00    Fee: $50
 
I will demonstrate quick sketch techniques suitable for beginners or intermediates who want to develop more confidence in drawing, as well as skilled artists who would like to “loosen up”. We’ll do some warm-ups, then go out as a group and sketch in nearby locations. Join me for a lively afternoon of sketching in the “wilds” of San Rafael.
To sign up please send email: [email protected]

European concert tour

July 1st
Returned from 18-day European concert tour with I Cantori di Carmel chorus. We sang and sight-saw in Poland, Germany, Belgium and Holland. I drank excellent beer, ate superb chocolate and saw some iconic art in world-class museums including the Van Goggghhh in Amsterdam.

The gothic and baroque architecture in towns such as Wittenberg, Koln and Brugge inspired a group of sketches that are for sale in a new category: Travel Sketches. Take a look.

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