Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A few more background touches and details, and I think this one will be done. The woman in the middle presiding over this unruly crowd is my Grandmother. Although I don't know much about what is going on in this scene, I am guessing it is Easter. I love how only the kids right in front of her are praying or paying attention. My favorite part, although it is hard to see in this little photo, is the boy just to the right of my Grandmother. He seems to have realized he is in the middle of a bunch of girls, and is peering around them to the group of boys at the end of the row.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The artwork is hung from floor to ceiling in preparation for Open Studios. Hope to see you all this weekend!
Friday, Nov. 5, 6-9pm
Saturday, Nov. 6, 10am- 6pm
Sunday, Nov. 7, Noon- 6pm
Commissions for Christmas are now being accepted, and you can also purchase Emily Clarke Studio gift certificates. These can be used towards the purchase of original artwork, commissions, prints, and art lessons. Layaway plans are also available.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
For the past 7 weeks, I have been teaching a beginning oil painting class at the Greenville Museum of Art. I have learned a ton from having to explain what I do to someone who has never done it before (a lot harder than it sounds), and have been so impressed with my students. I did this piece as a demonstration, and am particularly pleased with how it turned out.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The start of Open Studios is a mere 4 days away. My to-do list includes things like "hang additional artworks" and "print gift certificates"- so far so good. It also has "buy chairs and Velcro"- in my head it makes perfect sense. But the list ends with "make art." I don't quite know what kind of stupor I was in last week that I condensed my entire career and the work I put in to it into the phrase "make art." Plus, it's last on the list! Any good list maker knows that it is highly likely that I won't make it to that last item.
I truly hope you all will come out for Open Studios this weekend. It is one of my favorite weekends, with artists all over Greenville opening their doors and welcoming you into their worlds. And, rest assured, if you come by my place, there will be plenty of places to sit, Velcro holding things together, and just maybe, I'll have a chance to "make art."