Tag Archive: abstract painting

Art Exhibit: Fresh Paint | Hailey Herrera

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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, in this exhibit of abstract watermedia paintings Hailey Herrera integrates freeform lines and shapes; finding her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.

The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting.  Please join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller, TX for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information and to see images of Herrera’s work, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com. Fresh Paint: Watermedia Abstracts by Hailey Herrera will be on display through April 27, 2017.

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Art Exhibit and Reception: Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

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Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

Reception:
Friday, January 27
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Ward begins with a sketch that can be contrived as a recognizable scene or accessible shapes, then transforms the surface, layer after layer, until the painting is complete. Ward shares a favorite quote from Marc Chagall speaking about the meaning of ‘abstract,’ “…something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contracts….and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.” With Wards paintings, too the final image may have no visible connection with the initial sketch, but will inspire the viewer to find “new and unfamiliar elements.

“Capturing the Dream, paintings by Irma Ward” will be on view from January 3 to February 27 at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Please join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 27th from 6 to 8pm. To see more of Wards’ work and for details, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

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In addition to her abstract pieces, Ward is sharing with us a portion of a wonderful series she has created called “Diary of Susie Swimmer.” Ward explored a 30 day challenge to create a new painting every day for a month. For continuity, Ward designed still life paintings and included the same ceramic figurine – Susie Swimmer in each of the 30 paintings. Stop by to see some of these whimsical painting, and read the story associated with each.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment

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2017 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace

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To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223. For workshop descriptions, instructor bios and supply lists, visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/.

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, Texas 75248 (Southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops at Spanish Village)

2017 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery

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Oil: Back to Basics

Instructor: Cecy Turner

January 24-26, 2017

$285

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Acrylic Abstract

Instructor: Jo Moncrief

February 22-25, 2017

$385

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Life Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Soderquist

March 10-11, 2017

$220

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Marvelous Mosaics

Instructor: Lynn Haney

March 21-25, 2017

$385

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Mixed Media Abstract

Instructor: Jan Sitts

April 5-8, 2017

$400

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Figurative Watercolor

Instructor: Michael Holter

April 18-20, 2017

$300

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Photoshop for Artists

Instructor: Brad Funkhouser

April 28-29, 2017   

$200

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Painting on Silk

Instructor: Dawn Freeland

May 4-6, 2017

$275 + Supply Fee

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Clayful Creations in Polymer Clay

Instructor: Lynn Haney

May 23-27, 2017

$385

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Mixed Media Collage

Instructor: Maureen Brouillette

September 29-October 1, 2017

$285

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Watercolors A to Z

Instructor: Sterling Edwards

October 9-13, 2017

$500

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Oil Painting

Instructor: Bev Boren

November 2-4, 2017

$285

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Sandra Grimland & Friends…abstracts opens Nov. 5 at the Upstairs Gallery

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dynamic, and carefully considered abstracts
by
Sandra Grimland  & Friends
Laura Badonski
Donna Bertram
Pepper Crary
Anne Murray
Peggy Martin
Reception for the Artists
Nov. 5, 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
The show continues till Nov. 26
Sandra Grimland is a well known –
award winning artist – and she is more….
she is a teacher….
For this show, Sandra invited her
“friends” – her fellow artists and students –
to display their recent works.
Sandra brings unique instruction methods
to her classes and introduces her students
to abstract art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Upstairs Gallery
1038 West Abram, Arlington, TX 76013 817.277.6961
www.upstairsartgallery.com

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Abstract Painting Class with Robert Moore

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Open your mind and explore abstract concepts in this fun class for beginners to advanced painters. See demonstrations in: color theory; creating textures; spontaneous gestural painting; and more. Discover your innate painting style – using acrylic or oil paint, collage or pastels – to create paintings with energetic compositions and confident brushwork. Learn about the changes in Modern Art from Cezanne to Cubism to Abstract Expressionism to Postmodernism. Please go to robertmooreartclass for more info.

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Robert Moore

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Paint with light and explore abstract concepts with watercolor paint in this fun workshop for beginners to advanced painters. Try out different papers, brushes, tools, and techniques and combine planning with spontaneity to create two or more paintings with energetic compositions and confident brushwork.  All art supplies are provided. Go to robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com for more info and pinterest.com/rmoore321 for gallery.

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Abstract Watercolor Painting Workshop March 6 with Robert Moore

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March 6th, 1 to 5 pm at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas. Watercolor Painting Workshop

Paint with light and explore abstract concepts with watercolor paint in this fun workshop for beginners to advanced painters. Try out different papers, brushes, tools, and techniques and combine planning with spontaneity to create two or more paintings with energetic compositions and confident brushwork. All art supplies provided.

Learn more about the Workshop @ robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com + Workshop Gallery @ pinterest.com/rmoore321 + Painting of the Day @ instagram.com/rmoore321.

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Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop by Robert Moore

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In this fun workshop, for beginners to advanced painters, we will open your mind to abstract concepts, color theory, composition principles, expressive techniques, and textural applications with demonstrations and exercises. We will create 2 paintings composed of power and energy using line, color, and shape, while looking at Matisse, Picasso and Cubism and how they shaped abstract painting. All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring you own favorite brushes and paints. Find out more at robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com or pinterest.com/rmoore321

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