Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lisa Daria Kennedy painting workshop in Bonita Springs Florida

Lisa Daria Kennedy – Painting a Day - click here for registration details

● Thursday – Saturday, January 5 – 7, 2012; 9 am – 4 pm

● Demo: Wednesday, January 4, 2012; 1 – 3 pm

● Medium: Acrylic (Oil accepted)

● $300 Members/$350 Non-members

Explore the discipline of painting every day and discover how this practice of daily painting produces professional and personal growth. Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image-making skills. In this workshop, learn techniques used to create fresh, deliberate marks using acrylic paint. Discover approaches to simplify the process and ways to stay inspired. We will delve into the principles of design, composition, value and color, as well as examine technique; color mixing, mark making and brushwork. And lastly we’ll touch upon personal voice. Tips about blogging, scheduling, motivation, inspiration and the importance of leaving a mark will also be presented. Throughout there will be demos, studio painting assignments, group critiques and individual instruction. view my work here

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Year-End Painting Giveaway

I am having a painting giveaway on my blog! The winner will get to choose one painting from among the five above. Click here for details on how to join!

Entries must be in before 4AM, January 4, 2012 (UTC/GMT). Good luck!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday, Dec 2nd 6-9pm

This Friday, join two DPO members, Kelley MacDonald and Lisa Daria Kennedy at an Opening Reception at the James Library, 24 West Street, Norwell, MA.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


11"h x 14"w pastel

The two paintings pictured are included in the  
Pastel Society of New Mexico's Signature 
Members Show, at the Millicient Rogers Museum 
of Taos, New Mexico.

The exhibit runs from May 27th to June 26th and
 an Artists Reception was held on Saturday, May 28th.

The Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm. 
11"h x 14"w pastel on wood cradled board

Friday, May 13, 2011


*courtesy of Tirage Gallery

 Kids Korner art is traveling!
The four shown above are part of the selection 
on exhibit at Tirage Gallery.  

Titled Unique Visions, the show opens May 16th 
with an Artists Reception on Saturday May 21st from 5 to 7pm. 
The gallery is located at One West California Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Additional information and sales may be obtained through 
Tirage Gallery at www.tirageart.com or phoning 626-405-1020.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Balboa Island Artwalk~Sunday, May 15th 9~5

Over a Mile of Art & Live Music!

The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. Celebrating its seventeenth anniversary, the Artwalk will take place on Sunday, May 15th, from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free.

This fine art show features more than 90 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on four stages along the walk. Performing musicians include the Retros, Don Ross Duo, Garry Gould, Rick Sherman and Alan Remington, Jim Roberts, and Grant Peakcock. Limited-edition Artwalk posters and t-shirts will be available at Sapphire & South Bayfront. Local restaurants will be open to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The OC Cruiser will be providing free shuttle service.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Artists of Colorado Opening by Pam Holnback

Last night was the Opening of the Artists of Colorado Inaugural Juried Show held at Brushstrokes Gallery in Denver.  It was a great event.  The weather was beautiful, which helped bring people to the First Friday Gallery Walk for the four galleries in this neighborhood.  It was great to see artists that I've met before, but who live in different parts of Colorado, as well as to meet in person artists with whom I've been blogging but never met.  Here I am with Joanne Hanson, Jane Hunt, and Saundra Lane Galloway.

Here I am with Jessica Forrestal, Kit Hevron Mahoney, Anita Mosher, John Harrell, and Tracy Wall.  Kit, Anita and John are the owners of Brushstrokes Studio/Gallery.

And, in this one my husband was doing his best to get us to pose nicely and look at the camera!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Artists of Colorado Inaugural Show

Two Daily Painter Originals members, Carol Nelson and Pam Holnback, will be in the inaugural Artists of Colorado Show. The exhibit, "First Bloom", will be at Brushstrokes Gallery in Denver. Hope you can attend the opening Friday May 6th!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

6 Inch Squared Exhibition by Pam Holnback

I'm thrilled to once again be in the 6" Squared Show at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California. The reception is this Saturday, April 16th. While I'm not able to attend the show, the video and pictures that I've seen of it look incredible!

Sugar Bowl 6" x 6"
Available at Randy Higbee Gallery

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"On Site-the Appeal of the Real"

Julie Davis and Stephen Parker join Laurel Daniel for a spring show at Davis Gallery (no relation to Julie) in Austin.

Opening reception April 9, 7-9p.m. 837 West. 12th St.
Show runs April 2 - May 7, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011


I'm having a painting give-away on my Etsy sites, CarolOnEdge and CarolSchiffStudio.  Just go to either site and read the shop announcement.  Some one will win this 6x8" ($99 value) painting, an image of the Atlantic Ocean from  Central East coast of Florida this Friday!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Artists on the Square

Click to enlarge - April 2, May 7, June 4 - 12 - 4
Hingham Square, MA call 781-749-0048 for more information!
Hope to see you there !

Monday, March 21, 2011


11"h x 14"w pastel
Sold -Private Collector

Today I was profiled in the blog Artists in Pastel

A wonderful expose of my life with inclusion 
of my pastel painting Catalina.

To view click here. Truly a honor!

Lisa Daria Workshops

May31 - June 2 3 Days w/Lisa & Gina, Gadsden, AL Click here to register

August 19-21 Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, click here to register

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Watercolor Painting Demo by Julie Hill

Here's a sneak peak on what I have been working on for my Solo Show
at the Silver Heron Gallery 
(April 29th - May 31st, 2011).

You are Invited:

The Artist Palate wine-tasting salon on the Silver Heron's mezzanine will host a champagne and hors d'oeuvre meet and greet for Ms. Hill from 1:00 p.m. until closing on Friday, April 29th. 

   Silver Heron Gallery
15 SE Bay Street Depoe Bay
 OR  97341
(541) 765-2886


The Gods of good fortune smiled down on me today and I was interviewed by Karina for her blog.  She is featuring my art and the interview this week and to celebrate, I am giving away this 4x12" painting of the Bridge of Prague, a $129. value.  It is on stretched canvas and the sides are painted black so that it may be hung without being framed.  To enter the contest just go to Karina's blog and follow her instructions.  The winner will be announced March 13.  Good Luck!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

North River Art Society Show

"Three Werthers" by Kelley Carey MacDonald was selected for an Award of Excellence by juror Joseph McGurl in this Member's Show.  Juror comments:
"Lively brushwork is interesting to look at in its own right.  Great color choices.  Nice, careful observation."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping

A fellow DPO Artist, Pam Holnback was a recipient 
of 2 meritorious awards from 
Richeson 75's Smallworks competition. 
Both may be viewed below.

Well I am honored to say I received one too 
for the above pastel painting The Wall!
 Both of our works will be published in a book
and available soon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Richeson 75 Small Works Show by Pam Holnback

Sidewalk Shadow                                                      
8" x 10"                                                                   
Oil on board                                                               
$195. 00 + $10. s/h

Faucet Shadow
8" x 10" 
Oil on cradled panel
$195.  + $10. s/h

This weekend was the opening of the show "Smallworks" at the Richeson 75 Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin.  I am thrilled that two of my paintings, Sidewalk Shadow and Faucet Shadow were juried as "Meritorious Entry" and will be included in the book published for the competition. 

If interested in purchasing either of these pieces, there is a Paypal button on my blog:  http://pamholnback.blogspot.com

And, a Happy Valentines Day to all of you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scottsdale Salon 2011 Becky Joy

"Sunset Reflection" 24x30 oil accepted to Scottsdale Salon at the Legacy Gallery

I feel really, really fortunate that I had another painting accepted into a major exhibition. It has been a great ride this last week. I was especially pleased with this painting and felt good about my chances of getting into the show, but you never know until you read your name on the list.
I also have two new workshops planned right now. The first will be a one day plein air workshop at the Superstitions on Friday, April 15 from 10 to 4 pm for $70. If you are interested, email me at beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com and I will email you the particulars.

The second workshop I am pleased to announce will be a three day plein air workshop in Pasadena, CA on June 16, 17 and 18 for $150. If you are interested in this workshop, email me at beckyjoy@beckyjoy.com and I will send you information.

Talk to you all later.

Becky Joy

Monday, February 7, 2011

Upcoming Art Exhibitions

This last week brought a lot of news about shows for me. I had two paintings selected for Paint America, "Apples" was selected for the Top 50 mini and "Sunlight Through the Oak" was selected for the Top 100.
My painting "Remains of the Rain" was accepted into Salon International 2012 at the prestigious Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX. On top of all that, I received an invititation to participate in the the Sedona Plein Air Festival next October.
"Apples" 8x10 plein air

"Sunlight Through the Oak"  14x18 oil
"Remains of the Rain"   18x24 oil