30.3.10

ART JAM 2011

ART JAM
Saturday January 22nd 2011
Ultimate arts mini-conference 

Produced by: "The Artists Underground" 
Sponsored by: 






























Supported by: 
- Broadway Gallery
- Ayr Hill Gallery
- The Soundry
- Morton Fine Art
- Agile Arts Productions
- Linton studios


Location:
ArtSpace Herndon
750 Center Street,
Herndon Va 20170

24.3.10

Reminder: Opening Reception at Peninsula Gallery Saturday March 27th 5:00-7:00pm


Hello Everyone,

Just a little reminder that you are invited to my next opening at Peninsula Gallery Saturday March 27th!
If you can't make it, the paintings for the exhibit are now available for pre-purchase on the gallery's website:


http://www.peninsula-gallery.com/

Spring and Summer Moods - oil paintings
by Tricia Cherrington Ratliff
March 27th - April 24th (Tue-Sat 10am-5pm / Sun 11am-3pm)
"Meet the Artist Reception" March 27th 5-7pm
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road Lewes Delaware (302) 645-0551

Get in the mood for spring and summer weather with
Tricia Cherrington Ratliff's artwork at Peninsula Gallery March - April. Her newest series of landscape paintings focused on beautiful skies will be featured along with her scrumptious still life paintings in oil. Meet the artist at this opening reception on March 27th from 5:00-7:00pm.

22.3.10

Tricia's newest exhibit!

Hello Everyone, follow THIS link to see the pieces in my newest exhibit to open this weekend at Peninsula Gallery in Lewes Delaware (at the beach).


Spring and Summer Moods - oil paintings
by Tricia Cherrington Ratliff
March 27th - April 24th
(hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm / Sun 11am-3pm)

"Meet the Artist Reception" March 27th 5-7pm


Get in the mood for spring and summer weather with Tricia Cherrington Ratliff's artwork at Peninsula Gallery March - April. Her newest series of landscape paintings focused on beautiful skies will be featured along with her scrumptious still life paintings in oil. Meet the artist at this opening reception on March 27th from 5:00-7:00pm.

21.3.10

Come Meet Sherrie McGraw while she is in town!

Sherrie McGraw Book Signing and and Reception!

Come meet the author and master painter while she is in town to teach her painting workshop with the Herndon Council for the Arts and participate in the Art of the Portrait Conference.


APRIL 24th 12:30-1:30PM

Book Signing at PSOA Conference

Sherrie McGraw will be available for book signing at the Portrait Society of America Conference, Reston, Virginia Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 12:30-1:30 pm. You don’t have to register for the conference to buy her book and get it signed.


April 30, 2010 7:00PM

Reception and Presentation by Sherrie McGraw

1751 Drainsville Road, Herndon, VA 20170

At the end of her workshop in Herndon, there will be a reception honoring Sherrie. You, your family and friends are invited to come. Sherrie will be doing a slide presentation and guests can also view the students work from the workshop. Food and beverages will be provided.


19.3.10

"Beautiful Culumlus and Cirrus Clouds" - 1 DAY Painting Workshop

"Beautiful Cumulus and Cirrus Clouds" Painting Workshop:
Saturday April 17th 9:30am - 3pm ($85)
Location: Herndon Virginia 20170
To register, e-mail:
Take a painting home with you in one day! During this workshop, students enjoy learning how to create beautiful cloud paintings and take home at least one or two (possibly more) large finished pieces of artwork in a day. Understand how light differs within clouds and how to make decisions about color intensity, structure and light to create different moods. The workshop focuses on cumulus and cirrus clouds for first time students while repeat attendees may have the time to work on stratus, sunsets, fog and other light effects in the sky.

10.3.10

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters - Robert Beverly Hale

The first time I read this book, Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters - Robert Beverly Hale I wasn't blown away (to say the least). My initial response was "That's nice but how is it changing the way I work?"


Now, a couple of years later, as I'm learning more anatomy, drawing a lot, teaching more and thinking about Rembrandt along with other things artists noodle on, I picked it up to re-read it. A painting buddy saw the book and asked "Do you get anything from that book because I didn't get much from it". I laughed because here is a book that's highly recommended and both of us had the same response.

Now, as I'm reading it again - the book is more useful. Particularly as a teacher. This time, I noticed the fact that Hale points out the biggest mistakes that beginners make and found myself evaluating those comments against my work and the way I teach. Additionally, the anatomical notes are more useful along with the comparison of ways that artists solved different problems. How I missed these things the first time defies my understanding but I guess it doesn't matter.

Interestingly, the book has actually helped me appreciate contemporary painters more. I realize how truly great the current generation of artists is. That awareness is causing me to ponder the open way we learn from many sources today because we have fewer travel and information transfer limitations. (But I digress - that's a topic for another day) Finally ... the book gives an artist permission to "make things up" which is something I had stopped doing.

This shift in my opinion is a bit humorous to me, but it's sincere. If you've read the book, love it, hate it or fall somewhere in between, feel free to send in your opinions.

8.3.10

Genius - Listen to Elizabeth Gilbert

Thank you to writer Walter Ratliff for bringing this wonderfully funny TED video to my attention. Here for your consideration, Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) shares her hilarious thoughts on creative genius:







If you can't see the video above, you can watch the video by clicking here.
http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

1.3.10

Opening Reception *this* SUNDAY MARCH 7th 1:00-3:00pm

Hello,
Please join us for a light hearted punch and cookies reception for the opening of my exhibit at the Historic House in Green Springs Garden Park this coming weekend.

SUNDAY March 7th
1:00 - 3:00pm
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22312
703-642-5173


Admission: Free
Family friendly - all ages welcome

I will be there giving a free drawing demonstration

15% portion of proceeds from paintings sold in this exhibit will be donated for to the continued preservation of this beautiful historic house and surrounding parkland. The location of the exhibit is in one of the beautifully preserved historic homes now managed by the Fairfax County Park Authority. In a time when funding for the arts, historic preservation and the parks is limited, you can do your part to support all of them by purchasing a painting *or* just spreading the word and bringing friends to experience this lovely historic site and surrounding parkland on a Sunday afternoon. 100% of any donations for the demo will be donated toward the historic house.