Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Card Painting

5"x 7" Watercolor & Ink on 140 lb Paper
My weekly open studio workshop at the Delmarva Discovery Center demo this week was about painting the master image for a Christmas Card. I also talked about how to send them to get them printed and a little about how to print them at home. I painted this little folk-art-style church scene as an example. We had fun deciding what the participants wanted to paint for their own cards and some actually painted theirs. I generally do not send cards but may actually send a few this year. Click on the image to see it better. I hope you like this little sketch!

Cottage in Sunshine

9"x12" Watercolor & Ink on 140 lb Paper
I used a local one-room schoolouse as inspiration for this cottage painting. I had lots of fun with this one that was done on a weekend RV trip. Check out my photography blog to see photos that I took of the beautiful scenes around the area. Click here to go see them! I hope you enjoy this little painting.

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Latest Article on EmptyEasel.com

Sunset on the Chesapeake - Digital Artwork
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Gallery Patron - Oil on Canvas

Latest Doris Glovier EmptyEasel.com Article:
The Traveling Artist:
How to Create New Artwork and Gain Inspiration while Traveling

Featuring several photo and painted images including the images above
Click Here:
http://tinyurl.com/ygsdlsp
Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Latest Article on EmptyEasel.com

A Walk Through the Orchard - Watercolor on Cold Press Paper



Eastern Shore Marsh - Oil on Canvas
My latest article is on EmptyEasel.com today. It's about how to effectively create a sense of distance in a painting. The information is applicable to any painting medium. Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/yfxc4qm . In the article, I use two of my paintings to illustrate some of the points I make in the article. If you paint, I'd appreciate knowing if the article was helpful to you.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Featured Artist on Mid-Shore Life

I am delighted to be the featured Eastern Shore artist on the online magazine, Mid-Shore Life this week.
Here's the link to the article: http://midshorelife.com/article/local-artist-doris-glovier . Mid-Sore Life is a great source of what's happening on Delmarva. You can subscribe to have it sent to your inbox. Be sure to check it out! Thanks for looking and thanks to Cyndi and John who created MidShoreLife.com - a place on the internet that is focused Eastern Shore folks.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Little Girl, Big Hat

11"x 15" Watercolor on 300 lb Paper
Click on the image for larger view
This little girl was an onlooker at last year's skipjack races. She was standing on a bulkhead at the shore with her parents or maybe her grandparents nearby when I snapped a photo. She had been a bit sunburned from the previous day and was wearing this very large hat - probably not her choice but her grandmother's. I thought she was absolutely adorable and was sure I'd want to paint her some day and here it is!

Friday, July 10, 2009

At The Globe

IN THE BALCONY ART GALLERY!
Berlin's 2nd Friday Celebration - Friday, July 10.
Opening Reception 5-7 PM
Complimentary Light Refreshments
Featuring an Open Show of Local Artists!
(I have several original paintings in the show. )
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ALSO IN THE BALCONY ART GALLERY
Saturday & Sunday July 11 & 12
Local Artist Doris Glovier will be painting in the Gallery 12 - 2 PM
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Opportunity with EmptyEasel.com

EmptyEasel.com is a leading online art magazine with a great writing team that publishes advice, introduces artists, and posts tutorials for creating and selling art. I have been asked to join the writing staff and will begin contributing articles this week. I am delighted to be selected from apparently numerous applicants and am excited to contribute to this outstanding publication. You can have EE delivered to your inbox by going to their website and subscribing, http://emptyeasel.com/ . Here is the link to the article introducing me and Charlotte B. DeMolay as the newest addition to the writing team. http://emptyeasel.com/2009/07/09/introducing-two-new-writers-for-emptyeasel/ .

Student Exhibit at Delmarva Discovery Center

Amazed at My Student's First Art Exhibit

The Delmarva Discovery Center had its Grand Opening on June 25th. Among all of the museum exhibits and displays and in the middle of all the festivities, the Center's first student art exhibit was taking place. It was an incredibly enjoyable experience to see many of my students mingling with the crowd, enjoying the reaction and enthusiasm for the many paintings they had on display. Most of the work submitted was by students at the beginner level. You can imagine, I felt sort of like a proud parent taking it all in! Thanks to the Center for its commitment to the art program and to my wonderful students for stepping out onto a brand new stage! More to come! Thanks to student, Jan Coulbourne for allowing me to digitally "play" with her photo.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

We Miss Them Every Day!

Franklin D. Cast (Dandy)



Malcolm A. Glovier (Papa)

In Memory Our Beloved Fathers on This Father's Day

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yellow Boat

9" x 12" Watercolor on 140lb Paper
This is another watercolor study on reflections for my advance beginner/intermediate class. Its colorful palette made it so enjoyable to paint. Our class has concluded and we had a great time learning about color theory, painting reflections and how to interpret in watercolor the local scenery here on the east coast. My workshops take place at the Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke river.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Shelltown Dock

11"x 15" Watercolor 300 lb Cold Press Paper
This is a local working dock that we often pass when we are out boating. It is charming even today but my goal in painting it is to portray it as it might have been back in the sixties. This is a painting that I did for my advanced beginner/intermediate class. My current students are such a congenial group, having taken several class series' from me at the Delmarva Discovery Center. They enjoy one another and are quite serious about learning all about watercolor painting. Maybe you should consider some art classes! It can change your life. I hope you enjoy the painting. Painting and prints available.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chloe

Watercolor on 140 lb. Paper
This one was lots of fun to do. This is a painting of Chloe, our 4 month old cocker spaniel. Yes, she actually does have eyebrows! She is adorable and has finally convinced our 6 year old clumber spaniel that she is pretty loveable. We had to keep them separated for almost two months while he adjusted to her. That's another story and one that is too lengthy to go into! I hope you like this painting as much as I do.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hibiscus

11" x 14" Watercolor on 300 lb Cold Press Paper
I painted this using a photo reference that I shot one day on my way into my doctor's office last summer. They had a large pot of gorgeous hibiscus' plants on the sidewalk and I fortunately had my camera in the car. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the photo turned out great. This is my first venture into "pouring watercolor" and the style is quite different than what I usually do. It was fun! This is 11"x 14" on 300 lb cold press paper using my new Daniel Smith paints. I LOVE these paints. I hope you like the painting. Email me for purchase information.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Frosty River Dock

11"x 14" Watercolor on 300lb Paper
Those of you who subscribe to my blog know that one of my favorite haunts for paintings and photography is the dock at the end of my road. I enjoyed doing this analogous painting and feel that the scene was perfect for this particular painting. It is the same peaceful view that I have used in the past to create a digital artwork. Most paintings are available for sale. Please email me for information.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Three Pears Still Life

11"x 15" Watercolor on 300lb Cold Press Paper
This painting is an example of a simple still life. I painted it to use as the project for my Still Life in Watercolor class. We started this week and my students had fun learning how to create the textured background. This week we talked about composition and how the rule of thirds and the golden section can help you create a more appealing painting. Check out "Events" at the Delmarva Discovery Center website for info about classes: http://www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org/. Because the Discovery Center's mission is education, the classes are offered at an unbelievably low price. It's a great opportunity for beginners and experienced painters alike! Click on the image for a more detailed view. Beginners classes are starting in early May!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Watercolor Class - Just Beginning

Demonstrating Technique For a Class Watercolor Study
I am having a wonderful time with my morning class and evening class of watercolor students. This evening, my class wanted to know why I hadn't posted a photo of them on my blog since I have my morning class students posted. Needless to say, I will be featuring the evening class soon! In this photo, I am demonstrating a graded wash for a landscape study we'll be working on. As you can tell by the intent look on the faces of these students, they are seriously hooked on watercolor painting. You could be too! Just look for a class near you!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bench on Winter Dock - Class Project

9" x 12" Watercolor on 300 lb. Cold Press Paper
(Click image for better view)
I love the Pocomoke River and the Delmarva Discovery Center has asked me to incorporate the river and related flora and fauna into the projects for my watercolor classes. This is the project painting for my level II beginner's class that starts tomorrow. It's not too late to register for level I & II! Click here for more info. This bench is on one of the docks by the river. I have used a limited palette to emphasize the importance of values in a painting. I have taken liberties with the trees and created primarily pines on the far shore although cypress trees are the most prevalent in that area. I often sit on that bench with my dog when we've been out walking. This day it was cold and misty. Not a great day to linger but a good opportunity for taking photos to use for painting reference. I hope you enjoy the painting.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Watercolor Class in Progress

Class in Session! - Digital Art
I am so fortunate to have two wonderful groups of beginner watercolor students who are energized, anxious to learn and just a whole lot of fun! This is our final week of the series of four classes and they have amazed me at how quickly they have progressed. I look forward to the next series of beginner I and beginner II classes at the Delmarva Discovery Center. They are starting the second week of March. For more info on the classes go to their website: http://www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org/. The four week session is only $40! Come join us!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Watercolor Painting Classes Under Way

Beginner Watercolor Classes in Progress
My watercolor classes at the Delmarva Discovery Center have been a lot of fun to date. We are going into our third week and have covered many areas such as brushes, paper and other supplies as well as color mixing and procedures such as washes and glazing. We will complete two small painted studies and a full size watercolor painting. I am fortunate to have a great group of students in both our morning and our evening classes. You can check out my upcoming March classes at the Delmarva Discovery Center. We will present beginner I and beginner II watercolor painting classes. Click here to go to their website.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New YouTube Video Slideshow

Check out my new gallery of paintings on YouTube !

Click on the arrow in the middle of the blue screen.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Productivity for the Working Artist

Do you hate a messy workspace as much as I do? Is it possible to be effective and productive when one must work on top of a heap of documents, sketches, notepads and other items? In my case the art clutter mingles with the office clutter which creates total chaos. So why do we allow this clutter in our lives? Maybe its because we don't prioritize effectively. Okay, so maybe procrastination is also involved. The sketch above says it all. I doodled in my sketchbook last evening as I listened to The Road to Peak Productivity, by productivity expert, Leslie Shreve, presented by Alyson Stanfield (http://www.artbizcoach.com ). The teleseminar, now available as an audio program, offered innovative tips on increasing productivity through creating an effective organizational system. It provided much room for thought. Here's my plan. I will be creating a system to keep the "to do" stacks from forming on my art table and office desk. Since I have two work flow centers in my studio, I've brought in a two drawer file cabinet to house items related to artwork and items that are office related. A "current" file will be in the front of each drawer for items related to today's tasks. Items remaining in the file by day's end is high priority the following day. I will examine and handle each item and file or trash it on a daily basis. I know that I am not alone in striving to be more productive so I will let you know my progress as I complete the program I have laid out for myself. Oh yes...this is only the first step!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What an Honor! WcW Artist of the Year


You cannot imagine my surprise when I learned I have been named Artist of the Year 2008-2009 by the Watercolor Workshop online artist community. With 1750 members, it is a most prolific and stimulating group of watercolorists and one that I have enjoyed since the Fall of 2006. Here's where the info is posted: http://susieshort.net/wcwaoty-2009.html . Click on one of the small trophies if you'd like to leave a comment.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Beginners Watercolor Class - Small Study

Seagull on Piling - Class Study
Watercolor on 5" x 7" 140 lb. Paper

This will be a small study that my beginner's watercolor class will be working on during our February classes at the Delmarva Discovery Center. The main project is posted below.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Watercolor Class Project

12" x 9" Watercolor Painting - Class Project
These two seagulls settling onto the snowy docks by the Delmarva Discovery Center is a common winter scene. The painting is a project for the basic beginner's watercolor class that I will be teaching at the Center during the month of February. Cick this link for more info: Delmarva Discovery Center Website . If you're local, I hope you'll join us! If not, please just enjoy viewing the painting and thanks for looking!