Showing posts from 2017

This Week's Finished Paintings

Summer is a theme in some of the most recent finished paintings in my oil paintings classes.  Joyce White (above) took a not-so-perfect photograph and made magic happen.

Marcia Amason will be having her own solo show at Red Dot opening in September.

Becky Haines has been doing some lovely reflective still lives based on her own photographs.

Glenda Weathers is experimenting with simplifying more complicated scenes. This was her first try and she really nailed it.

My Newest Paintings

Heaven's Sweetest Air
These paintings were completed in the last few months. The bear is a departure, as it is an animal (unclothed) in its natural habitat. I loved doing the landscape so much that I might explore the genre a bit. All paintings are oil on board, were finished in 2017 and measure 16" x 20."

Such Heavenly Touches

In Thy Soul's Thought

Thy Gift, Thy Tables are Within My Brain

Thou Gild'st the Even

Warrior Famoused for Fight

Student Show Now Open

The Red Dot 2017 Student Show opened Friday night to the usual friendly and enthusiastic crowds that support our openings. We are grateful to the students, collectors, friends, and well-wishers who make Red Dot the happy place that it is. 

Botanical Benefits

Recent regular morning walks at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens have given me less exercise than usual because of my very frequent photo stops. Our gardens are magnificent, free, and are so well-cared-for it seems like worker gnomes must be on duty at all times.

Student Show Invite

My poorly pasted invite to the 2017 Student Show. Enjoy!

2017 Red Dot Student Exhibit

Eileen Cohn
Red Dot is proud to show off the work of their talented, dedicated students in the 2017 Student Exhibit. Opening July 7, 5-8, the show runs through August 5.

Nancy Lewis

Pat Conrad

Joyce White

Charla Cardin

Michael Straus

Katy Whitson

Summer in Santa Fe

Annabelle graduated from UAB in May and is spending her summer making sets for the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico. These photos are from our mother-daughter graduation trip.

Overboard at the Folk Museum

A Mexican baptism
Daughter Annabelle began her summer job working backstage for the Santa Fe Opera this week. She and I drove there from Alabama and enjoyed an art exploratory trip for fun. These are images (the first set of many that will follow in subsequent posts) of the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. A massive room held dioramas of dolls and figurines from cultures around the world. The exhibit was such a departure from the usual art museum fare that I had fun pulling together a photo essay that would explain why I spent so much time there.  Forgive my lack of notations on which country the figures represent. The information at the museum was not easily accessed and I got lazy. I did my best, and welcome your guess in the comments. 


I'm thinking Eastern European