Art Night at Simon Says Yoga
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Art Night at Simon Says Yoga

Join me with October’s artist Janet Fox Friday, September 27th 6:30-8:30 as we transform the Simon Says Yoga studio for an evening of art. I’ll be showing works from my Bodies of Water Series and other new work. The Silhouettes and Wearable Art will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Mar
20
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

 Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

 We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. No experience needed.

This class is great for repeat students as well as first -timers as there is always something new to explore.

 

 

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Femme Fatale DC Pop-up Shop
Mar
1
to May 31

Femme Fatale DC Pop-up Shop

The latest iteration of Femme Fatale DC

Shop local with 20 women owned businesses ragning from art to apothecary. You never know what exciting and unique products you will find at Femme Fatale DC!

My lithographs, wearable art, and brand new greeting cards are all available at the pop-up.

Store hours:

Wednesday 3-9pm

Thursday 3-9 pm

Friday 3-9 pm

Saturday 12-9 pm

Sunday 12-9 pm

Please note: store hours subject to change

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Checks & Balances at The Athenaeum Gallery
Feb
28
to Apr 14

Checks & Balances at The Athenaeum Gallery

This exhibition will feature collage works from the Checks & Balances series made with vintage and decorative paper on 1930’s English bank checks the artist found in an antique writing box.

The title for the series, Checks & Balances refers to not only the support upon which the collages are created, but also the checks and balances that our democratic society was built upon, which are now being put to the test. The series explores the anxieties of living in an age of incredible political and environmental uncertainty, and the need to escape through flights of fancy and humor.

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 3, 4:00-6:00PM

Gallery Hours:

Closed Monday - Wednesday

Open Thursday - Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

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Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale

The Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission hosts the Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale each year on the second Saturday of December, just in time for the holidays. The sale features fine art, photography, jewelry, clothing, pottery, and crafts. It is a juried event featuring only original, handmade work.

I’ll have my paintings, collages, lithographs, and wearable art pendants.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper (2 Session)
Dec
5
to Dec 12

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper (2 Session)

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

 This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! The first class will concentrate on creating paintings which we will then work back into, adding and removing layers. No experience necessary.

 

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Femme Fatale DC at The Gift Collective Pop-up, Tysons Corner
Nov
16
to Dec 24

Femme Fatale DC at The Gift Collective Pop-up, Tysons Corner

The Gift Collective is made up of local small businesses selling art, crafts, handmade goods and a variety of fabulous gifts. My matted and unmatted Silhouette prints and my new collage pendants are all available at the store! The store is located across from Sephora in between Lord & Taylor and Macy’s.

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Beauty of Watercolor – Blue Iris (2 sessions)
Nov
12
to Nov 19

Beauty of Watercolor – Blue Iris (2 sessions)

Learn to paint beautiful images in watercolor. This two-session is designed for the beginner to intermediate artist. You will learn basic watercolor process and techniques by participating in hands on demonstrations throughout the class. At the end of the session you will have a beautiful painting of a Blue Iris (see attached photo). Working from a pre-sketched piece of prepared watercolor paper, you will learn how to build an image in transparent layers from light to dark. You will become comfortable with color mixing, washes, wet and dry painting and adding final details. The first week we will complete the entire first layer, the second week we will add depth and dimension with second and third layers and finishing touches. Discover the beauty of watercolor or add to your existing knowledge.

If desired, lockers are available to store supplies between classes; bring a lock.

You may buy your own supplies at an area art store, or purchase from us online in advance of class.

Image by Barbara Brower

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Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair

Now in it’s 15th year, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of unique goods from independent artists presented by Washington City Paper. As D.C.'s premier alternative newsweekly, Washington City Paper promotes underground art and strives to connect the voice and vision of independent artists with our readers. The festival creates an experience where consumers can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, designer goods, and meet the artists/makers/creatives.

I will be exhibiting my lithographs, small original paintings, collages, and wearable art.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

 Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

 We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. No experience needed.

This class is great for repeat students as well as first -timers as there is always something new to explore.

 

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Cut it Up Collage (2 Sessions)
Sep
26
to Oct 3

Cut it Up Collage (2 Sessions)

Have you been collecting bits and pieces of paper ephemera but aren’t sure how to transform them into a collage? Learn the basic techniques for cutting, pasting, and creating beautiful compositions and intriguing narratives in collage whether you want to work representationally or abstractly.

We will look at different types of collage, discuss collecting techniques, background supports, how to treat different papers, overcoming the fear of cutting into an image, and create a series of small collages.

Students are encouraged to bring any paper ephemera, old books, magazines, ticket stubs, or stamps they have collected to use in their own projects. Collage material will also be provided by the instructor.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo and WINE!
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo and WINE!

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary. All supplies included and WINE!

Advance registration required.


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Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo (2 Sessions)
Sep
12
to Sep 19

Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo (2 Sessions)

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! The first class will concentrate on creating paintings which we will then work back into, adding and removing layers. No experience necessary.

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious  in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Creating Texture on Yupo Paper with Watercolor
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Creating Texture on Yupo Paper with Watercolor

Yupo is a synthetic paper (polypropylene) that makes for a very exciting watercolor surface. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, it also requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, printing techniques, and intuitive painting, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to create varied and exciting textures in your paintings on yupo. Students will learn how to paint, press, and print a patchwork of different textures in a multitude of colors, resulting in vibrant geometric paintings to take home! All skill levels welcome. No prior experience necessary.

 

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Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Painting from the Subconscious in Watercolor

Pareidolia is the ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness, like seeing animals in clouds, the supposed face on Mars, or images in Rorschach inkblots. Using Pareidolia as an approach, this watercolor workshop will focus on techniques for painting from our subconscious. It’s relaxing and fun to paint without a pre-conceived notion of the finished work. You will never know what you will end up painting!

Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as an approach for painters: "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, [or] if you are about to invent some scene, you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see… strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

We will focus on additive and subtractive techniques for working in watercolor, gain experience with pigments, and learn how to pull a recognizable face or object from seemingly abstract brushstrokes. 

All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required.

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Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Fluid Painting with Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Exciting things happen when you go with the flow of watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic paper made of polypropylene. Because it is non-absorbent, Yupo allows for special effects one cannot achieve on more traditional papers, and as such requires a different technical approach. It lends itself well to fluid painting, vibrant compositions, abstraction, immediacy, and working intuitively, especially since the paint can be easily removed!

This workshop will focus on how to let watercolor, time, and gravity become partners in the creation of abstract paintings full of color. We will explore how different pigments behave, what makes for a good composition, and how to control what seems like chaos! No experience necessary.

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