Saturday, April 16, 2011

Get Inspired!

Dixon Garden Dogwood

Get Inspired!  The BrushStrokes advanced watercolor class toured the Dixon Gallery and Gardens recently before continuing work on their spring palette painting!  The photo above is one of many beautiful plants in the garden area.  I have included a watercolor study of a dogwood I painted below.

Dogwood Study
The Dixon Gallery and Garden, one of the  art museum in the Memphis, TN area, specializies in Impressionist and  Post-Impressionist paintings.  The museum inspires the artist not only through viewing the numerous paintings, but through strolling the beautiful gardens, which display many seasonal plantings that are a riot of color from spring through fall. 

In addition to the permanent collection, the Dixon is host to numerous exhibitions through the year.  We were able to view many works of Joe Jones.  Mr. Jones was heralded in the 1930s as one of America's most powerful social realist painters. 

So, if you need inspiration of simply want to spend an enjoyable afternoon, tour an art gallery! 

Happy Painting!


Sue Bonnette said...

I am new to your blog, and would like to thank you so much for all your tips and instructions on watercoloring. To share your talents is a real gift in itself.
Thank you so much. Truly enjoy seeing your everyday works of art.

Mary Lou Bachman said...

I'm inspired!!!