Friday, October 23, 2009

Baptisism at Moon Lake - 16 x 20, Oil

Baptisism at Moon Lake, 16 x 20, Oil on canvas.
This is one of 2 of my new paintings in the Mississippi Painters Society's exhibit at the Link Center in Tupelo. Baptisism at Moon Lake,  16 x 20, Oil on canvas. This is an actual event that is held biannually when churches get together for those that want to be baptised in the oxbow lake off the Mississippi River. This takes place near Clarksdale, MS.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art- "Art Talk" presentation:

Thursday, October 15, 2009:
Thank you for inviting me to Laurel and to the Lauren Roger’s Museum of Art as a speaker for your Art Talk program at the museum...and for hosting my oil painting workshop! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October: So far, this has been a busy month!... My solo show in Corinth ended on Sunday. The group art show at Northeast MS Community College closes on Friday.

Tonight, I am in Laurel, MS- am to be the featured speaker at Art Talk, a monthly lecture series the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art tomorrow. What an honor! The museum invites artists from all over the US to comet here during the fall and winter months to speak to the patrons and public.
I have also been invited to teach an oil painting workshop: Painting from Photographs, hosted by the museum. Looking forward to both these things as there is nothing that I like more than "talking art"...and painting!

Next week I am in a small exhibit with the Mississippi Painter's Society at the Link Center in Tupelo.

Am also in a special art exhibition hosted by Staggs Interiors of Tupelo that will be in Oxford, MS.

On Thrusday- Sunday, October 22-Roger Dale Brown will be coming to teach a workshop that my husband and I host biannually in Pontotoc, MS. The workshop is full. Roger is a great painter! We have art students from 3 states coming to study with him.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Painting! Completed September 27, 2009.

Spring Stream 20 x 16, Oil.

Solo show in Corinth, Ms.
The show reception was Sunday, September 13, 2009.
Works will remain at the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery at 502 Cruise Street until mid November.

September 13, 2009
My solo show in the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery was a success. It opened on September 13 and was so much fun. I enjoyed seeing artists, some of my students, family and friends and collectors as well. Above is a photo of one of my paintings called Delta Cotton II, that sold to a collector from Nashville who is a terrific person to drive down to my show!
Earlier in September I completed a large 4 x 6 ft diptych commission of the Natchez Trace for a new bank in Jackson, MS.
My next oil painting Landscape Workshop at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel October 12-15, 2009.
I was also invited to do Art Talk - a brown bag luncheon program open to the public at noon in the museum.
Here is a link for more information about these events: http://www.lrma.org/
Art Classes:
I am now teaching two oil painting classes in Tupelo - one for beginners on Monday afternoons and one for experienced painters on Monday nights. We meet the first 3 Mondays of each month. Contact me at artist@dotcourson.com if you are interested.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Southern Art Show

Busy! The Southern Breeze Show is this week. The paintings I have posted before today have already SOLD! Great, but a lot of pressure to make more art and want my show to be good. Adding some more paintings that will be in the show. One am still working on (left) called Delta from the Hills is 48" x 60". Still working on it, not sure it will be ready for the show.... The above paintings are in the show and pretty new.

John Pototschnik will be here a week from today for the workshop. I just found him on the Art Renewal Center website... as a finalist last year! He always gets into the Oil Painter's of America national shows, but this is an amazing accomplishment and literally credentials him as one of the world's best artists and places him into history with the great masters! I hope his tallent rubs off while he is here!

On that note, I humbly submit my latest works...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Welcome to my blog.... Plans are to put paintings on as they are completed... We will see!

I have a solo show at Southern Breeze in Jackson that is opening on April 9, 2009...Here is are some painting that will be there!