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Monday, February 22, 2010

Figure Painting Workshop - April 22-25, 2010

The Winsor Gallery in downtown McDonough GA will be hosting Charles for a 3 1/2 day workshop "The Essentials of Figure Painting." We'll be bringing the skeleton out of the closet for this one, for emphasis will be on developing an awareness of the underlying structure and then how to bring that to life on the canvas. Students will be painting from a live model throughout the workshop.

This workshop is open to intermediate and advanced students only. More information is included on the flyer.

April 22-25, 2010
$350 + $50 model fee
a PDF version of the flyer is available here.
(a more modest version of the PDF flyer is also available for download)

The Winsor Gallery
34 Macon Street
McDonough GA 32053
770-957-7292 or Vicki@TheWinsorGallery.com

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Works: PFC Robert Adrian Worthington

Adrian Worthington, 19, of Rex GA and Hampton GA enlisted in the Army in June 2006 and served his country proudly but unfortunately succumbed to wounds sustained from a roadside bomb detonated near his unit on May 22, 2007 in Taji, Iraq.

In this posthumous portrait, Charles portrays Adrian in his full dress uniform, proudly displaying the medals and commendations awarded to him that he never got the chance to wear. (24 x 20, oil on canvas)

This portrait was created as a part of the Atlanta Fine Arts League's wonderful community project Art From the Heart, which links professional portrait artists willing to donate their time and talent with the families of American soldiers from Georgia killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Adrian's obituary and guest book are available to view here. Reprints of articles in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Henry Herald are also available. A few family photos have been posted on the Iraq War Heroes website.

The Worthington family owns and operates the Worthington Tree Farm in Hampton GA which serves as the central Georgia collection point for "Trees for Troops" every Christmas season.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Plein Air Painting Receives Award of Excellence

This past weekend "A Belle Meade Morning" was honored with one of six non-ranked Awards of Excellence presented at the opening reception of the 1st Annual Southeastern Regional Plein Air Exhibition.

Juried by nationally renowned landscape artist Bill Davidson, the show is a collection of 39 beautiful plein air oil paintings by artists based in the Southeast. Many of those artists were in attendance at the opening reception, and with live music filtering through from the adjoining restaurant next door, it made for a very enjoyable evening at The Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Marietta GA.

The exhibition will hang until February 26. Check out our previous post for the gallery's location and contact information.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Congratulations to Rosalind Webb - Juror's Choice

Charles was recently asked to serve as selection juror for Arts Clayton Gallery's 2010 Juried Exhibition. A separate judge's panel was in charge of the awards for this show, but Charles was allowed one pick for a "Juror's Choice."

A few days prior to the opening reception he made a special trip back down to Jonesboro GA to see the exhibition as it was hung and to make his selection. Many congratulations go out to Rosalind Webb of Stockbridge GA for "Stratum," a thoroughly engrossing acrylic mixed media abstract. We had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Webb and seeing her presented with her ribbon at the opening reception this past Thursday night.

According to Charles, Ms. Webb's painting had it all. "As I looked at "Stratum" again and again, I kept seeing something new. It had many levels of interest. I would definately be willing to own this piece; I think its interest would hold me for years to come. Of all the pieces that were in this exhibition, "Stratum" stood out as being complete. With this painting, Ms. Webb has demonstrated an advanced degree of artistic maturity."

The Arts Clayton Gallery's 9th Annual Juried Exhibition will remain on view until February 26th at the Arts Clayton Gallery in historic downtown Jonesboro GA.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Painting Demonstration at Kudzu Art Zone

We're venturing into the kudzu patch!

On Monday evening, February 22, Charles will be the special guest presenter at the February Members' Meeting of the Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross GA.

He will be giving a short talk and oil painting demonstration that should prove to be both informative and entertaining (-- though I've not yet been able to get out of him what exactly he plans to talk about... : ) ... But whatever it is -- it'll be great!) We're looking forward to meeting all the Kudzu folks -- thanks for the invitation!