Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Blog at www.lindatraceybrandon.com/blog

My new blog is integrated on my website at: www.lindatraceybrandon.com/blog

Eventually I will start moving my blog posts that are published here over to my new site.

Please consider clicking on the link over there that lets you follow my blogposts.

I really appreciate your support, thanks so much for reading my blog!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Introduction to Drawing and Painting the Dog, 2-day Workshop, March 29-30,2019

"Two Dogs in Madrid"
Oil, 12"x16"
Available for purchase

I've got another 2-day Dog Workshop coming up in March at Scottsdale Artists' School. These workshops are always lots of fun and it's wonderful to draw in (so to speak) so many animal-loving artists. In the past we've hosted visiting (and very calm) French Bulldogs and a lovely elderly Basset Hound. In addition to life sketching, we'll also be working from photos of dogs and talking about taking good photos of them. I hope you'll bring some to work on in class. Please email me if you have any questions.

When: March 29-30, 2019
Charcoal, Graphite, Oil
All levels

To sign up for the class,  click here.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Abend Gallery Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Nov. 3 - Dec. 1, 2018

"Pomegranate at 10:00"
Oil, 8" x 10"

Every year, Abend Gallery in Denver, CO has an eagerly anticipated miniatures show and sale. I'm really happy to have this little piece included in this 2018 show.

My favorite way to paint outside is to return to the same spot over and over, at the same time of the day. It's fascinating to watch the changes that take place within a small space in a time frame before the light changes, especially when I'm painting living things. One year I had a morning painting in one location, a noontime still life painting in my studio, and a late afternoon painting going on, too. 

There's also the experience of being The Quiet Watcher. Artists often tell me how they are visited by deer and birds when they paint this way. In the case of this painting, I was greeted by at least three species of lizards as well as a few hummingbirds.

The Abend show starts on November 3 with a 6:00 opening party, please come if you can make it!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Claire in Gray and White" at the Lore Degenstein Gallery's 10th Annual Figurative Competition,Oct. 20 - Dec. 9, 2018

Claire in Gray and White
oil, 16"x20"

I'm honored and excited to say that this painting has been accepted into the upcoming annual Figurative Competition and Exhibition at the Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University, in Selinsgrove, PA. Many thanks to juror Lance Esplund, art critic for the Wall Street Journal, for including me in this prestigious show.

There aren't too many shows or venues in the United States that are devoted to exhibiting figurative work. Ten years is a long time to be holding this kind of event, so kudos to the Lore Degenstein Gallery and - I hope - a growing national interest in figurative art generally. This is the third time I've had a piece accepted to this annual exhibit and I'm always delighted to have a painting on the wall there.  One of these days I will get to see the show! 

This painting is for sale and you can see it at the show which opens on October 20th, 2018 and ends December 9th, 2018. For more information contact the Gallery.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Customs House Museum Show, Clarksville, TN - September 6th to November 20. 2018

 "The End of the Beginning" oil, 30"x24"

I'm really excited to say that I was invited to participate in a group show opening this week at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN.  I'll be exhibiting four of my paintings at this Women Painting Women show and all will be for sale at the show.

The invited artists are:

Linda Tracey Brandon
Elena Burykina
Alia El-Bermani
Gaela Erwin
Ann Piper
Tonja Sell
Pamela Wilson 

Thank you so much, curator Terri Jordan, for all your hard work and for inviting me to take part in this wonderful show!

There will be a reception for the exhibit on October 25th. For more information click here.

"Up", oil, 12.25" x 12.25"

"Compline", oil, 64"x48"

"Read to Me", oil, 20" tondo

Sunday, July 15, 2018

"Intro to Drawing and Painting the Dog" 2-Day Workshop, July 24 - 25, 2018 Scottsdale Artists' School

There are still a couple of spaces left in my 2 day workshop "Introduction to Drawing and Painting the Dog" on July 24th and 25th at Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale, Arizona. We'll be painting from life and from photos (last year many of my students wanted to paint a beloved departed dog from photos. I lost one of my own dogs this year - beautiful sweet Daisy - and I think all artists should paint their dogs.)

Here's the link to sign up and below is a screenshot of the information. That's my painting of my corgi mix Ziggy, somewhat visible above the text. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Portrait Society of America Conference, Reston VA 2018

I had a terrific time at the Portrait Society of America's annual convention last weekend. I was honored to be asked to be the portrait model during the Face Off event for artists Casey Charles, Jennifer Welty and Mary Sauer and was lucky enough to have been able to buy two of the portraits at the auction the next day. All of the models were also artists themselves and so it added an extra dimension of friendship and good humor.

I was greatly honored to have introduced artist Leslie Adams when she gave a lecture on her career and recent show at the prestigious Art Prize event in Grand Rapids, MI. Leslie is a brilliant artist and you should take a long look at what she is doing on her website, www.leslieadams.com. She brought one of her framed drawings to the conference where attendees could pin their handwritten dreams onto the wall next to her work. What a wonderful way to interact with viewers.  (Thank you Judy Takacs for the photos, I didn't take too many!)

As usual, there was an inspiring array of artists, portraits, figurative art and demonstrations taking place. It's wonderful to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. Congratulations to all the prize winners!