As you’ve probably noticed, I love my watercolor journal. I often post pictures on here of watercolor journal entries from special vacations,
periods of time I don’t want to forget, or just mundane moments from my life.
Even if the picture doesn’t turn out perfectly, I think that just the attention and care put into that moment, that event, that item, imbues it with a certain honor that says, “I was here and this was important enough to me to try to record it.” A picture truly is worth a thousand words.
So, I’m excited to have the chance to share my fairly simple watercolor journaling techniques with all of you in the Birmingham area with in an upcoming workshop.
NEXT Saturday, March 19 from 9-2 I’ll be teaching a workshop at Samford Academy of the Arts. The cost is $175 plus supplies (my supplies are fairly minimal- a watercolor notebook, a travel watercolor set, a permanent marker, and a water pen are the only items you may not already have laying around).
Follow this link: Samford Academy of the Arts , click on the painting tab, then scroll down to my workshop “This is Your Life Watercolor Journaling Workshop” to register.
Ever feel like days are slipping by without attention? Would you like a way to record moments and feelings- whether momentous or everyday? Consider watercolor journaling. Using a combination of simple drawing, watercolor, and journaling techniques, artist Erin Hardin will help you start a lovely keepsake of your life. Register at https://www.samford.edu/academy-of-the-arts/arts
My painting, “Love Letter to the Here and Now” has been accepted into the Meridian Museum of Art’s Bi-State Annual Art Competition. Last week I hand delivered the painting to the museum in downtown Meridian, MS. With a bit of nervousness and one last loving look I left my brainchild in the capable hands of the museum staff. Good luck, Little One!
Hey y’all- I’ve still got some spots left in my upcoming class at Samford Academy of the Arts. The class is Oil Painting on Metal (though I’m thinking I should have called it “Classical Oil Painting” or “Luminous Oil Painting” or “Really Realistic Oil Painting on Super Smooth Shiny Surfaces” or something catchy like that).
To promote the class I’m going to be posting some of my works done on metals such as copper, steel, and aluminum.
For example, this one entitled, “Bright Idea.”This 12″ x12″ oil painting on copper is one of my favorites. It’s also on the cover of Samford Academy of the Arts catalog.
Students have their choice of Tuesday mornings from 9-11 or Wednesday evenings from 6-8.
Hello all! There will be a special art event this Thursday at Four Seasons Gallery in Homewood. The event will feature artwork by Birmingham Art Association members and 20% of the proceeds will benefit the BAA.The reception begins at 5 and the first 50 guests will be entered to win a free work of art!
From left: Erin Hardin, Mary Liz Ingram, Dariana Dervis, Cecily Hill Lowe
Wow, y’all! Where have I been? Not blogging, obviously. But I’m still here and I have a show coming up. This Thursday, come check out Eclectic Art Social Club’s (early) spring show at Rojo on Highland Avenue in Birmingham. The kick off party will start at 6:00 pm, Thursday, January 9 and the art will hang at Rojo until February 3rd.
Eclectic Art Social Club consists of myself, Mary Liz Ingram, Dariana Dervis, Chi Roach, Cecily Hill Lowe, Ami Ross, and Sunny Carvalho. This is an amazing and diverse group. Come check it out!!
Don’t you love those errands that take you to an enjoyable part of town on gorgeous early fall days? Last week I dropped off some pictures at Little House Galleries in Homewood. Little House resides on Linden, one street over from Homewood’s main shopping destination. If you’re in the Birmingham area, go by and check them out! Tell my paintings I said, “Hi!” and grab a cup of coffee at O’Henry’s Coffee.
New Beginnings, 20″x24″, Oil on aluminum
New Beginnings II, 20″x24″ Oil on aluminum
Backyard Treasures, 12″x12″, Oil on reclaimed copper