Friday, December 30, 2011
Happy New Year! Time sure seems to fly when the holidays are here. Now it is time to get back to my art. This is the drawing for my newest big project. This wonderful storefront caught my attention in Middletown. I happened to see a man peering in several windows as he waited for the bus. I had him look at the bikes
and snapped a few pictures. The reflections of the signs across the street were great. Inside the shop you could see all the bikes, picture frames, and various
items. It has been fun and a challenge to draw with so much going on. When I paint and fade out the bikes and put in the glass and reflections you will get a better idea of what is going on. I have just a few more things to finish drawing this weekend. I can't wait to start painting.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
definitely out of my comfort zone. But I am having fun adding the layers to bring the wood to life. Tonight I will be detailing that wood grain and plan to finish it tomorrow.
To see more of my work please visit my website at www.artbykathymichels.com
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It was a great surprise to find my story on the front page of the Lebanon Daily News.
Telling the story of someone's illness is very personal and intimate. I am so happy
with the way writer, Andrea Gillhoolley told the story. She did a wonderful job.
I am hoping it will inspire others facing lifetime illnesses, to try their hands
at some type of art or craft. It will open up a whole new world and it will give them
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
The last couple of weeks have been intense as we prepare our artwork for the "Degas Project". York Art Association teamed up with Greater York Dance to provide a unique opportunity for 30 artists as well as dancers from the school. With cameras in hand we made our way around five different stations shooting photographs (such as the one I have shown here) of these young dancers. Some of the dancers giggled as they raced back and forth changing out of outfits and being made up in the halls. This was to give the artists as many opportunities as possible for various outfits, colors, movement, etc. The reception will showcase those three weeks of intensity as the artwork goes up for show and sale. The dancers will also be performing. I think we are all waiting to see all the wonderful artwork on display. We each can see the beauty in so many different ways. There is so much grace and emotion with the dancers. While one artist will show the motion through an abstract piece another might show emotions through color and still yet another aims at showing dance through realism.
On Mother's Day, May 8th from 2-4 p.m. will be the opening reception. This will be held at Greater York Dance at 3524 E. Market St., York. There is plenty of parking at the rear of the building.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
They were such adorable models. Some paintings are so relaxing and such fun to do it is almost kind of sad to finish them. I am finishing up the drawing for my next painting and will be ready to start this week. I really hate having a day when I have nothing ready to paint. I love putting in about four hours each day on painting.
As a lupus patient, it is so nice to have something I am so passionate about doing. I am so limited at times at where I can go and what I can do. The day to day challenges can be overwhelming. Having the art to concentrate on makes the world a brighter place. One of my goals for 2011 is to get together lupus patients for photo shoots. It is so important with this disease to have some outlet. Once we get this underway I plan to get the group into some social networking sites to display our work. Hopefully in the coming year we will have a great local show so people can see the world through the eyes of us lupies. They might be surprised. Hopefully our networking will encourage lupies and others with illnesses to get creative and enjoy life. I will be updating here in the months ahead.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
They are just so into their dancing and waiting for their turns that they seem to