Monthly Archives: September 2013

The red rocks of Sedona

I decided to take my husband Chip on a trip to see our future home in Cottonwood, Arizona. (Well, we hope it will be, anyway! Our house in PA has yet to sell.)

Here is the rosy glow of sunrise on the airplane.

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Here is the rosy glow of sunset on the red rocks of Red Rock State Park.

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This is the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, where my art is available.

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Here I am dropping some paintings off with Shirley at the James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona. (None of the paintings shown in the photo are mine, though. Mine are on the other side of the room!)

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Exquisite Messes

Wow! Powerful paintings emerged from the artists in my From Beautiful Mess to Strong Composition class at the Indiana Art Association, Aug. 21 & 24, 2013.

Here I am pointing something out about a painting in progress by Gail Beem, a wonderful artist who usually paints delicate pastel landscapes.

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At the end of class we lined the paintings up for a “floor show” to rival the sedate oils on the walls of The Artists Hand Gallery.

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Later, we were able to hang some of the artists’ work in a class display at The Artists Hand Gallery, Indiana PA. This photo shows the opening reception on Sept. 7, 2013.

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