Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Happenings

Such a busy time of year and so many things to do.  I also have an invitation or two for all of you.

Please Join the artist at the Wedge Studio for and Open House.  Lots of smiling faces food and cheer.

See you there,

Monday, November 20, 2017

Confluence opening

We had a nice turn out and a lot of friends, family and students from Asheville School. Thank you everyone for all you help, good wishes etc.  The exhibit will run until Dec. 14, 2017.  Please let me know if you came by.
Photography by Joye Arden Durham

Monday, October 23, 2017

" Confluence" exhibition opens Nov. 9th - Preparation for a solo- show

Oil sticks and tools
Painting edges
Pondering the upcoming schedule in my office
Show preparation is a big job no mater how big your exhibition.  I have been working on paintings since this summer.  Creating a theme, painting edges, choosing to paint on different substrates, invitations and artist statement.  I even designed a book of the paintings that revolve around the theme of Abstraction and Landscape.

If you would like to:
Own one of these new works

Order a New Book "Confluence"

Preview some of the upcoming work
Please visit my website

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Painting Talk- " Well Watered"

Is 58:11 The Lord will guide you will be like a well watered garden.

This newly created painting reminded me of the above scripture.  Then after walking parts of California coastline several weeks ago and reflecting on my work at this time I got a real sense of affirmation. A seascape or landscape can be captured abstractly.  As in this case through movement, color and energy.

Isn't creativity wonderful - we can interpret the world around us in so many ways.

"Well Watered" will be part of the upcoming exhibit at Asheville School in Asheville, NC beginning
November 9, 2017.

Well Watered, Cindy Walton, 16"x16", oil and cold wax medium on panel, $700

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Juried Show, what's that?

Urban Movement, Cindy Walton, 8"x 8", oil and cold wax on paper, $450

You may see through emails and blogs that artists participate in all kinds of shows. A juried show is just one kind. Usually there is a national call for certain kinds of art or a specific organization asks its members to participate in a show.

In this case the National Association of Women Artists put out a call to its members for submission to an exhibit titled Works on Paper. There are very specific guidelines to be followed and a fee involved.  After the submission the juror (an expert in the field of art) reviews the work and based on his/her critique a show is assembled.

The above painting on paper Urban Movement was accepted!! Here are the show details:

B. Beamesderfer Gallery, 
6 N 2nd Ave, 
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Opening reception: September 23, 2017. 6-8pm
Exhibition: September 23 - Nov. 8, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Workshop wonders

We all had a wonderful time this weekend at the intro to cold wax and abstraction techniques at 310Art lead by me, Cindy Walton.

 Each student expresses themselves with new material such as powdered pigment, oil paint, pigment sticks and cold wax.  We work on small to medium size wood panels
Here is an example of the quick 2 minute sketches.  Warm up exercises.

Cindy Walton Intro to cold wax class. The end of a busy weekend
Lastly the end of the weekend tired but pleased.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

tools of the trade

As I prepare for this past weekend's workshop I always reflect on the tools I use and why.  A lot of reflection is to prepare me for the demonstration that is to come.   How the tools are used and encourage the participants to experiment.

 One of these tools I use are pigment sticks.  One brand I like a lot is R&F pigment sticks.

There is something about unwrapping the paper and paintings with these buttery sticks of pigment.
So many times there is a sense of freedom as I spread large areas of my paintings with the wonderful color.  Many times I use a brayer to spread the paint or just leave it thick and chunky.  This allows the history and mystery of the paintings to develop.