I never thought I could do it! But I started going to South Bay’s Tuesday Morning sketch group on a regular basis, and, I have to say, while I’m no Kinstler, I can get a pretty close likeness- the folks there were friendly and supportive since the day I first walked in cold off the [...]
South Bay Art Association will host the Annual Nita Elder Scholarship Exhibit, November 22 and 23 at the Bellport Community Center on 4 Bell St in the Village of Bellport.
High School Seniors who are seriously pursuing a career in the visual arts present their work for review by qualified judges and the winners receive [...]
Presented by Women Sharing Art, Inc at the BAFFA Gallery, at Gillette House, 47 Gillette Ave, Sayville
Oct 25 & 26 11 am – 6 pm Reception Sunday Oct 26, 3 – 5 pm All Invited
Oct 31 from 6 – 9 pm
Nov 1 & 2 11 am – 6 pm
This is a great technique and I realize I don’t engage in it often enough. The colors remain fresh and vibrant, the textures are exciting, and its fun! The technique imparts a certain energy to the painting that you just cant get with any other method. Knives come in various shapes, sizes [...]
I’ve added a bunch of useful links over to the right— just click on them for info on Weather, News, Art, Artists Websites, Batik, Art Museums, and Libraries. (BUT NO SPORTS!) You can find anything you want- check out the artist bulletin board for art events and check out Art Calendar, Art Biz Coach and [...]
Jacquard Products, manufacturers of the fiber reactive dyes used in batik, have added me to their website!
For 25 years Jacquard Products has been producing the finest colors for surface designers, textile artists, fine artists, hobbyists, and crafters. Jacquard Products is a leading innovator in the art world, and also provides a wide variety of [...]
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Don’t forget over on the right. there’s a list of lots of handy sites you may be interested in-
museums, galleries, artists’ websites, art supplies, even news and weather!
Be sure to check out the Phoenix Website and Bellport.com for events [...]
Come on down! Free and open to the Public-
over Memorial Day Weekend in Bellport at the Community Center-
We’ve got over 140 pieces of fine original art to show you!
Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25 from 12 – 6
Monday May 26 from 10 -5
Need Directions? Go to www.bellport.com/sbaa
you will [...]
I’ve been to a few galleries and have some favorites. I like these because they make me feel comfortable. Some galleries are just plain intimidating. I don’t know if it’s the atmosphere or the people, or even the art on the walls… but if a place isnt people-friendly, then the people won’t come in. Art [...]
Celebrating Earth Day!
This is a familiar scene to anyone who loves the beach, anytime, anywhere….
It is 24 x 30″, an oil on canvas. I hope to put the finishing touches on it this week and then get back to some batik projects I have going.
I’m currently working on the Kitchen Series in Batik- something a little different for me.Let me know what you think by leaving a comment– thanks!
This is the largest batik I have ever done, about 31′ square. It is wired to hang as a diamond,
on end. It really captures your attention, both by its color and its unusual presentation.
I remember that I had been at a critique night at Phoenix Gallery, and we [...]