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Friday, December 20, 2013

Award in Oil Painters of America Online Showcase



"Standing Nude" has won an Honorable Mention in the Fall 2013 Oil Painters of America Online Showcase!

The Online Showcase is held 3 times a year. This season's competition was open to both associate and signature members. You can view all the great award winners on their website.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Class Schedule for 2014

After the holiday break, Charles' ongoing painting classes in Atlanta will start up again in early January.
These classes regularly utilize still life, portrait and figure work.



Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks

2014 session dates:
- January 7 - February 11, 2014
- February 25 - April 1, 2014
- April 15 - May 20, 2014
- June 3 - July 8, 2014
- July 22 - August 26, 2014
- September 9 - October 14, 2014
- November 4 - December 16, 2014 (no class on Nov. 25)

Binders' Art School
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Jacob Gunter - 404-237-6331 ext 203

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Work: "The Legend of the Red Orchid"

Another beautiful new still-life painting has come off the easel...
Lush red orchids capping a profusion of flowers, a mysterious figure lurking in the shadows, and a dragon! The perfect components of a timeless legend.

"The Legend of the Red Orchid"  22 x 28, oil on canvas

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Painting Classes in Atlanta

The next session of Charles' ongoing painting classes in Atlanta will start up again next week.
These classes regularly utilize still life, portrait and figure work.

SPECIAL for the September / October session:
The evening class will have a figure model available for all six classes! (Still life will also be available for those who choose.)
The afternoon class will primarily work from still life, with a possible figure model for the last 2 classes of the session.


Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks

next 2 session dates:
- September 3 - October 8, 2013
- November 5 - December 10, 2013

Binders' Art School

Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Jacob Gunter - 404-237-6331 ext 203

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Work: "Morning Shadows"

I really love the gesture and atmosphere that Charles has created with this painting. She just seems to be glowing in the warm light, full of confidence, grace and poise. 

"Morning Shadows"   24 x 20   oil on canvas

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Work: Still Life with Apples

A beautiful new still life painting for our 200th blog post!

This was a special commission from one of Charles' collectors, to serve as a companion piece to one of Charles' earlier paintings. Today they hang beautifully on either side of the client's formal dining room.

"Still Life with Apples"   20 x 16   oil on panel

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Two Paintings Recognized in Online Exhibitions this Month



"Great design and richness of color..." -- Douglas Morgan, May 2013 judge, RayMar Art Competition.

We were very pleased to discover that "Clementine Reflections" was selected as a finalist in the May 2013 RayMar Fine Art Competition. Each month 12 finalists are chosen by a distinguished artist juror to advance and compete in the final judging at the end of the year. Wish us luck in January!

RayMar Competition Finalists - May 2013
RayMar Competition main page
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In another online venue this month, "Standing Nude" was selected as part of the Favorite 15% in the May 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

BoldBrush Fav15% - May 3013
BoldBrush winners - May 2013
BoldBrush Painting Competition main page

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Figurative Award of Excellence at OPA National Exhibition!

We're very pleased to announce that last weekend at the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition "Majesty Rising" was awarded the John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence!

A big thank you to awards judge Sherrie McGraw and to InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg TX for hosting in their beautiful space.

Unfortunately we weren't able to make it to the opening reception (I hear we missed a great weekend!) but the gallery was kind enough to send us a photo of the painting with her ribbon.

The exhibition will remain up until June 17, and is also available to view on the gallery's website.
A list of all the award winners is posted on OPA's website.

"Majesty Rising"   36 x 30   oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Majesty Rising" Accepted into OPA National Exhibition


"Majesty Rising"   36 x 30   oil on canvas
Charles and I were thrilled to learn awhile back that "Majesty Rising" had been accepted as a finalist in the upcoming Oil Painters of America National Exhibition.

Of the more than 1800 entries submitted to this prestigious show, only 200 were accepted, so I was walking around with a big goofy grin for quite some time after we got the news!

This year's exhibition is hosted by InSight Gallery in historic Fredericksburg TX and the opening reception is next weekend, May 18. The show runs through June 17.

If you can't make it down to Texas, all of the artwork is also available to view online on the gallery's website. The 98 page exhibition catalog is also posted there.

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Oil Painters of America
22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
May 18 - June 17, 2013
opening reception: Sat. May 18
InSight Gallery
214 West Main Street
Fredericksburg TX 78624
888-997-9921 | info@InSightGallery.com


Friday, May 3, 2013

New Work: "Majesty Rising"

I loved watching this painting develop as Charles was working on it. She seemed to just step forward out of the shadows and almost stride right off the canvas. 

"Majesty Rising"   36 x 30   oil on canvas

Monday, April 29, 2013

"Incense Burner" receives award at Salon International

We've had a busy few weeks recently, or I would have posted this great news sooner --
"Incense Burner" won an Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence at the Salon International Exhibition in San Antonio TX!

"Incense Burner"   10x8   oil on linen

The exhibition comes down later this week, but is currently still available to view on-line at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art's website.
The awarding judge was New York based artist Max Ginsburg.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Painting Classes in Atlanta

The next session of Charles' ongoing painting classes in Atlanta will start up again next week.
These classes regularly utilize still life, portrait and figure work.

SPECIAL for the April / May session:
The evening class will have a figure model available for all six classes!
The afternoon class will work from still life for the first 4 classes, and from a figure for the last 2 classes of the session.


Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks

next 4 session dates:
- April 16 - May 28, 2013 (no class April 30)
- July 2 - August 6, 2013
- September 3 - October 8, 2013
- November 5 - December 10, 2013

Binders' Art School
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
register online - www.BindersArt.com
contact person - Jacob Gunter - 404-237-6331 ext 203

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Work: "Gilt Vase with Plums"

Another lovely still life making its on-line debut.
This vase has been the subject of several of Charles' paintings and will no doubt show up again sometime in the future. Its wonderful surface makes it both a challenge and a joy to paint.

Gilt Vase with Plums   16x20   oil on canvas

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two Paintings Accepted into Salon International Exhibition

"Standing Nude"

We're very pleased to announce that Charles has had 2 pieces accepted into this year's Salon International Exhibition.

"Standing Nude" and "Incense Burner" will both be traveling to San Antonio TX next month and will hang with the other finalists at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art from April 13 - May 3.

As a preview to the exhibition, the list of accepted entries, with images of each painting, is now available on the gallery's website.


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"Incense Burner"

Salon International 2013
April 13 - May 3, 2013
opening reception: Friday April 12, 2013
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art
6496 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio TX 78209
800-453-8991 |  Salon@GreenhouseGallery.com


Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Work: "Standing Nude"

This piece was painted entirely from life within a limited time frame. It's always amazing to me how Charles can convey the most complex information with just a few brushstrokes. The structure of the model, as well as the depth and atmosphere of her surroundings, have been distilled to their essence.

"Standing Nude"   24 x 24   oil on canvas

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Work: "Incense Burner"

In between working on some larger pieces, Charles recently did a series of small paintings. This little gem was one of them.

"Incense Burner"   10 x 8   oil on linen

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Work: "Brown Jug Purple Onion"

Another newish still life making its online debut. This was a demonstration piece for one of Charles' painting classes.

"Brown Jug Purple Onion"  12 x 16  oil on panel