Wednesday, January 31, 2007

JAL Studios introduced

I am new to blogging, so I hope that you will bear with me. I am a painter. I suppose I think of myself as a decorative artist because I teach using the decorative arts model and I take classes from wonderful artists in the decorative arts world. However, my work spans both the decorative art world (painting in acrylic on "stuff") and the fine art world (painting wall art for exhibit). I earned the TDA designation from the Society of Decorative Painters as couple of years ago. Earning that designation takes a great deal of effort. You must pass a written test, document 100 hours of teaching, and submit a video tape of a class along with all of the supporting documentation. After all of the required work has been submitted, been reviewed by a committee, and received a passing score, only then are you entitled to use the designation TDA. I paint in a variety of formats. I particularly enjoy painting miniatures and small works. I was fortunate to have one of my miniatures juried into the Chambersburg, PA, Annual Miniature Show in December. This is the third year in a row that I have had a work in this show. The photo above is the painting from the show. It is 2.5" x 3.5" and is painted on gesso board in Genesis Heat-Set Oils.