I read about a group of artists who challenged each other to draw 100 thumbnail sketches every month of the year. It looks like a great way to flex your creative muscles. You need to draw 3-4 quick sketches every day.
So today, I sat at my desk and drew these three sketches:
Sketch 1 – Dog On Bike Being Chased By Cats
Sketch 2 – Acrobatic Cats On Bicycle
Sketch 3 – Standing On A Running Horse
I think all 3 would make great monotypes. Maybe paintings too!
Mediterranean Dinner At the Ohio River Artist Guild
Friday night was the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild’s annual fundraising dinner. Our theme this year was Mediterranean dinner using local farm fresh ingredients.
Dinner was delicious, we were introduced to some of the farmers who helped grow the food we cooked with.
I won an awesome painting by Charles Campbell at the auction.
Ohio River Valley Artist Guild hosted an outstanding auction and dinner. We were so pleased with the support from our community. This is our most significant fundraiser and our primary means to continue operating. Thanks to all of those that participated and we are looking forward to next year.
-Vicki Tichenor President Ohio River Valley Artist Guild
I loved seeing the Guild filled to capacity and everyone enjoying the food, the art and community spirit! -Claudia Moose Director Ohio River Valley Artist Guild
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Please stay tuned over the next few weeks…I think you are going to like the new artwork!
Here’s a little sneak peek of something I am working on:
This October will be my 10 year anniversary as a Kentuckian. To celebrate, I visited Bertha Hough, at The Folk Art Shop. Bertha’s was the first shop to sell my artwork in Kentucky. Her cozy log cabin is filled with wonderful handmade things! I interviewed Bertha, and will share our delightful conversation very soon. Notice the pot in her hand signed, Kenny Swinson 2000 (very rare!)
Also, don’t forget!
I’m having an open house at my studio at 1934 Old Main Street, Old Washington, KY. September 18-19 from 1-6pm. This will be the first time the studio is open to the public.
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, animation and ipad art. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.