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THE DATES FOR 2015 GHOST RANCH ARE POSTED ON THE WORKSHOP TAB!

DARLA'S 2015 CALENDAR IS NOW IN PRODUCTION. 

 

The Calendar For Sale Tab to the upper left has details!

Some of the images are award winners in regional art exhibitions and others have appeared in national juried exhibitions. The 17” x 11” wall calendar includes 12 images of Darla's Original Works and is printed in full color on 100# paper with a wire top binding and punched hole for hanging. This is a great way to enjoy daily the images of my art work! If you want to order the calendar pop me an email. The calendars are the same price as always, $20. Shipping in the US is generally $2.80 extra.  Want more than one? Order 3 and get free shipping to one address or order 5 and get the 6th one free!

The Visual Arts Society of Texas has 12 pieces selected for their 2015 desktop calendar. Mine is one of the images, "Agave III." I began this image as a demo for the Sherman Art Association and the true size is 22 x 22. To see the piece, it is hanging in the Chestnut Tree Tea Room on the historic square of Denton, TX and a reception is planned 11 Dec, 5-6:30pm. I also have canvas prints of this painting available for sale.

"Green Peppers" is the painting chosen by the Visual Arts of Lewisville for their 2015 Calendar--their first! It is to be coupled with a Lewisville, TX Mexican restuarant. I guess this is a calendar year for me--my own calendar and then the VAST and the VAL calendars!

   WATERCOLOR CLASSES

Learn something new...or more than you do now

 

WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-noon (but we bring a lunch and usually stay until close to 2!). This is an ongoing class…new students can join in anytime!

WHERE: Hobby Lobby Classroom in Denton on Loop 288 and Colorado across from the mall, at the back of the store.  

COST: I started this class in February 2013 with the goal of having an ongoing class for a group of painters. Instead of charging for a set block of time (say 6 weeks) you pay for the days when you come. Of course, I hope you will make every effort to come to each class since the lessons progress as a series, building upon what was learned earlier. The pay arrangement is unique. You purchase a card with 6 sessions for $150. Each time you come your card will be validated. After six have been used, you may purchase another card and continue with the classes. This system allows for more flexibility with your schedule. If you miss a class due to travel, company, illness or appointments, you don't pay for a class you don't attend!
Each class begins with a critique on work done at class and even works done at home. No fear…It is gentle and positive! I paint demos and work through the same assignment as the class. If you already paint with watercolors, I will be taking you in new directions with new windows to open in your art work. If you are a beginner, or have not painted in awhile, I have something for you also. We all begin somewhere and we all progress from that point. Through my lessons there is something for everyone, at any level.
LESSON PLANS:
Each week you will get a printed sheet for future reference of the lesson, examples, and information. I try to incorporate a bit of art history so you can get a feel for how other artists have approached the subject matter. (One day I am going to print a book! In the meantime, you get loose sheets) Some of the topics are:
Contour Drawing/Value Study, Smooth transition in shapes/shadows, Complementary Colors, Color Temperature, Texture, White Space, Negative Space Painting, Mood through color and light, Negative Space, Perspective, in Shadows, How to Photo Document Final Piece & Frame, Rhythm and Overlapped Pattern, A Landscape in Three Analagous Colors, Cool Subject – Hot colors…Colors You Don’t Expect, Mood, Pattern, Contrast in a Figure Painting, Neutral Colors and more!

ABOUT DARLA:

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and have been an art instructor for 40+ years! I regularly paint demonstrations at North Texas area art associations and once a year I teach a workshop/retreat for one week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM. My art has been published in national magazines, books, on television and won many awards in national juried art exhibits. Currently I am serving as President of Society of Watercolor Artists based in Fort Worth, TX. I would love to share with you my passion for painting!

 

I'm included in the Best of Worldwide Artists, Vol 1

I am one of 124 artists from 21 countries chosen by Kennedy Publishing to be released in 2013. Three of my images have been chosen: "Sweet Dreams", "Rainbow Agave" and "Peony in Pink, Lintao, China" for a 2-page spread.  The 3 paintings are pictured below.

"Best of Worldwide Artists, Vol I" pgs 22,23

I am included in the Zentangle 9: Color with Mixed Media Book now available! This is what happens once you begin doing Zentangle, a meditative style of graphic design. This particular image began as a watercolor I painted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico titled "Cabo Hibiscus." Several years later, I improved it with Zentangle and it is now "Tangled Hibiscus." It is one of two of my paintings included in Suzanne McNeill's book, "Zentangle 9" in which I am a featured artist!

My turtle photograph was chosen by Norie Sato as a reference for one mosaic column installed as part of the Chisholm Trail Parkway in the Fort Worth North Texas Tollway Authority public art project. Mosaics were made by Franz Mayer Studio in Germany. Each column is 2' diameter x 13' tall. The columns crossing the Trinity Riverway focus on water creatures and plants in that area.

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