Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Art Work by Barbara DIx

Last fall I finally decided to improve my drawing skills. I needed it badly, but that is another story. I was very tempted by classes like 'Watercolor without drawing' but that would have defeated the purpose of taking the class. But I admit those classes were very tempting. Don't ask me why but I ended up in a water color class and not in a drawing class, I guess it is the colors that I was attracted to. And I also guess my choosing that particular class had a lot to do with its location. The class is held at Flamingo Gardens simply a beautiful place, thank God located close to where I live. I knew from the moment I finished my 3 hours that I would be happy there. I since have enjoyed every minute of every class there. Our teacher Barbara Dix, is a wonderful artist and teacher. Check out her new web site and see for yourself.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Art Basel

Wow, another Art Basel weekend is over. Lots of interesting and different art and lots of not so great and less interesting art. Wynwood has calmed down, the streets got emptier and normal life has returned.
For us artists it means back into our studios, motivated and full of energy.
I started my art week with a day painting 'en plein air' at the Bonnet house in Ft. Lauderdale. The weather was just right, one of these days where we remember why we love so much to live in South Florida.
A tip for of town visitors. Stop at Bonnet house it is a great place to visit.

Friday, December 4, 2009