Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Dubber, Keith Bates and John Starino Will Perform June 6 2014

The Dubber
Wendell Culbreath

Keith E. Bates

John M. Starino

The Dubber,  
Keith Bates 
and John Starino 
will perform
 June 6 2014
in Edgefield SC

Oil or Acrylic Painting Classes Starting Thursday May 28th


A 4 week oil/or acrylic class 

will begin this 

Thursday, May 28th  
 (1:30 - 3:30). 

 Studio, 207 Savannah Br. Tr., Irmo, SC 
Fee:  $60

For more information please call:  (803) 749-9501  

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Surprise at the Old Mill in Lexington SC

Yesterday, I decided to explore the Old Mill on Main St. in Lexington, SC.  I hadn't been there since the Chartier's closed their coffee shop over a year ago. It was beside the Watershed, which has now expanded into their former area. We all had so much fun there with poetry readings, musical events, open mics and art shows. I even painted live there. They had wonderful treats, delicious food and a cool vibe and were also reasonably priced.

Parking was for sure easier than I remembered and I didn't have to walk far to get in. It was early evening but it seemed everything was closed on the lower level of the Old Mill. But... I could hear voices and that was when I discovered Theatre Rowe's new location! I peeked inside wanting to be discreet but they heard me and even though I was behind the curtain and they didn't know who was there, they invited me in!

They are in the location where the old dance studio was and they were having a rehearsal for their play tonight, "Who Killed the Boss".  It's a dinner theater and it felt really cozy and it is a true black box theatre. I found myself wanting to see the play and Phil himself invited me to attend. 

So... if you are not doing anything tonight and you miss attending events at the Old Mill or would love to see a good comedy... go there! I know this is short notice but the play starts at 7PM and doors open at 6...so get there as soon as you can. 

Yours Truly,

Thinking about the Art Process

Have you ever looked at an abstract painting and said how do they think up those things? So many people have asked me that over the years. After 20+ years I have realized I do not actually "think up those things". It's all about the art process and I love sharing that. Will be sharing more about this with the art community. Subscribe to this blog now and follow me on Facebook so we can share with each other. What would you like to know?

Sometimes I just use paint, like in the top photo but that is actually a rare event. Usually
I use many mediums and other things this is why I am more of a Mixed media artist than an abstract or impressionistic artist. In the middle photo, I painted this live to Keith Bates music at The Red Door three year party in 2013. The animal looking shape is actually made out of netting material. besides acrylic paint, I also used pastels and charcoal and most of the works are on canvas, like these two above. 

Not long after this event I purchased a Gelli plate and OMG, ya'll I have fallen in love with the things that I can make now!! Here is just one photo of a new process I am working with the plate and other odd mark makers...on paper ... sorry for the glare it is under glass.  Will get better pics. :) 

Yours Truly,