My friend and fellow studio artist is relocating to Washington DC...so I had to finish the promised portrait of Sarah and Earl this week!
My watercolor portrait of "Sarah" received an Honorable mention in the AAWA exhibit at the Riverside Arts Center Gallery.
My workshop was about layering pastels for vibrant color.
Kathy Hiner demonstrated painting on yupo paper and Joyce Bailey taught methods of creating a monoprint.
We had a group of seven participants and they tried all three mediums.
Below are their efforts at layering pastels. Great work!
I am showing at Sweetwaters on Washington with some artist friends. The hanging was Feb.1 and the reception is Feb.28.
My pastel titled Autumn Breeze was the top left image on the poster for the show at Esquire Interiors.
Submitted by patricia on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:19 Now that the weather is getting brisk, it is harder to complete a painting out of doors. I am working on a scene from the Matthei botanical gardens. I took several photos on the day, which was windy and the clouds were covering the sun every few minutes. This is partially done, but I am finishing it in the studio and so it is taking me longer to complete.
Submitted by patricia 6/25/2013 I was commissioned by the principal of St Patricks school to create a scripture mural on the back wall of the Boehm center stage. This was to be done in memory of the deceased son of a parrish family. We chose a scripture passage and I did a quick sketch. When this was approved, I created finished artwork to scale. The completed mural was four feet wide by six feet high and was finished in June of 2013. I was able to use acrylic paint, which I diluted with glazing fluid and applied with rollers. The lettering was also done by hand with a small brush.
Patricia Davenport is a portrait artist in Ann Arbor, Michigan