Sunday, August 31, 2014

UAB Faculty/Alumni Exhibit

On Friday I attended the opening of the faculty/alumni exhibit at AEIVA, the University of Alabama's new art building. My daughter Annabelle is studying art at UAB, and all evening I was referred to as Annabelle's mom, which was kind of nice. I was impressed by much of the work in the show, and have known many of the artists for a long time. Many of shots below are details of larger works.

The building was "wrapped" in colorful cloth, an installation by Amannda Bowers.

James Alexander

I forgot who this is. (Frowny face)

Gary Chapman

John Fields

Didn't catch the name. (Sheepish grin)

Dan Bynum

Stacey Holloway

Stacey Holloway

Merrilee Challis

Sonja Rieger

Sonja Reiger

Derek Crackow

Derek Crakow

Frank Fleming

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Student Paintings Finished

Natalie Smith

Here are some new paintings finished by Red Dot painting students this week. Fabulous.

Anne Vaphiades

Kay Lindsey

Tulsi Vora

Deeana Crider

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Audience View of My Talk

I gave a talk about my artwork at Indian Springs High School yesterday, and I passed around my camera for each student to take a photo of the experience. I knew it would produce some good images. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend Getaway

Before Annabelle goes back to college, she and I had a mother/daughter weekend in the mountains. We stayed in a cabin in Mentone, AL and hiked in Cloudland Canyon, GA. Saw lots of spectacular views, most of which were right out our cabin door. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Before and After Drawings

The above drawing was done without instruction at the beginning of Red Dot drawing class by a new student.

This is a drawing by the same student at the end of one class with Dori. What a leap!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Grampa's Art

During my summer visit to Granny's house I photographed the fields where Grampa left his collection of old machinery, parts, and sundry junk. Mingled in the grass I found art there, in decay, rust, brokenness, angles, and colors. I gathered many more images than I displayed here, and will probably make them into a book. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Vacation Pics

Enjoy photos of my trip to Fort Collins a few weeks ago. The city is filled with large open spaces and parks connected by a fabulous bike trail. I walked for hours every day, and decided all cities should be this way. All images here are from my walks.