Issue #36 of the Studio Journey
An essential element of any art is risk. If you don't take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn't been seen before?
— Francis Ford Coppola, 1939 -
Film-maker, Author, Winemaker
Final Friday In October
Studio 606 Will Be Opened
Pendleton Art Center
I am so excited to let you know that Studio 606 will be open for the October Final Friday.
The long awaited tear down is done. When you entered my studio the very first thing you saw was “the wall”. At first I liked the idea that there was this separation between the space I worked in and the small gallery in the front. This setup became a problem when I started trying to teach classes in the studio, there just wasn’t enough space. Well…. It is finally gone. I am thrilled with the way the studio is now so open. There is finally space to work on large paintings and hopefully soon return to teaching classes in person. Till that happens I am enjoying the newly expanded space and posting my classes up on line….
The Auction is Live
Over the past year I have started to move some of my pieces to an on-line auction service. A lot of the local art fairs were not happening as a result of COVID. Even this past summer, there have still been a lot of cancellations. A lot of us are still cautious about spending time in big crowds. With this in mind I am now occasionally posting a few paintings in an online auction. If you are like me and always loved going to summer auctions this is a fun experience. Most of the paintings are posted up for five days, but like any auction, the fun is in those last few minutes. Check out this month’s pieces….and good luck bidding.😊
The long awaited new website for the Pendleton Art Center is LIVE. It is full of all the up-to-date happenings at the PAC.
Studio Journey #36’s Art Tip
Art Tip #36
Staring at that blank canvas and asking; “ now what” The big challenge here is to get something on the canvas. One way to start an abstract painting is to creat shapes on the canvas. Using
painters tape place several intersecting lines, creating geometric shapes, such as triangles, squares, and rectangles. Paint over the lines with a thin layer of fluid matte medium. Let it dry completely. Paint some but not all of the shapes that you have created with the tape. Be sure to let the paint dry then remove the tape and continue working on your painting. Some of the shapes can stand alone while you may want to connect others, guiding the eye around the canvas.
Sanna Fine Art
Pendleton Art Center
Sixth Floor...Studio 606
1310 Pendleton Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
SANNA Fine Art