Friday, June 22, 2007

Solo Show at UC Clermont College

Everyone mark your calendars, I have just been chosen for a solo show in August. Not this August, but August of 2008. You have plenty of time to plan for this show.
So I hope to have a pile of new paintings for this one. I am not sure what they will be, but I am thinking they will be larger and more figurative. I will remind you again of the show in 12 or 13 months. I will offer more details later of the when, where and how.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Reserve Your Seat for the 2007 Best of the Bottoms Art Show and Auction

This is a painting I did for last years show and auction.

I submitted some paintings that I did in the Valley View Preserve in Milford, Ohio. This is a wonderful piece of land that a group in the Milford area have been spending a lot of time saving from development. Every time I go there I have a major wildlife moment with deer running by and all number of birds flying past. One of my paintings won an honorable mention again this year and two of the works will be in the live auction. The event is a fund raiser for the Valley View Foundation. It is a great way to help out a fine organization and possibly get some paintings for good prices.

The second annual Best of The Bottoms Art Competition and Sale event will be held on June 15, 2007 (6-9pm) at the Krippendorf Lodge located at the Cincinnati Nature Center. Our guests will have drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres while enjoying the on-going silent auction and live auction beginning at 7:30pm.
The show and auction is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds benefit the Valley View Foundation. The evening will feature artwork created on the Valley View property, music, drinks and light appetizers. Many of the artists who participate in the show will also be in attendance. If you would like more information about the Art Show and Auction, you can e-mail Amy Brewer.

We look forward to seeing you on June 15!

Here is a link to Valley View for more info:

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Summer Painting Class

My summer class is starting up soon. Sign up now. Here is a group photo of the spring class. Jan- who is missing is taking the picture.

Plein-Air is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Experience the pleasure of painting, of self-expression, and of seeing the world in a new way as you meet at various locations and scenic parks around Cincinnati to learn to sketch and to paint with oils. Drawing on the ideas of impressionism, you will practice the techniques needed to complete painted sketches, including basic composition, value, pattern, color spotting, and covering the canvas. Then, building on those skills, you will complete a larger fully realized landscape painting that will capture the impression of light and color of the Cincinnati landscape. In case of rain, we will arrange to meet indoors or in parks with overhead cover. Details and directions to the various locations will be given in class. No experience necessary. Richard Luschek studied classical painting under Boston painter Paul Ingbretson for three years after earning his BFA degree with UC’s DAAP program. In addition to working as an artist and maintaining his own art studio, he has taught with the Art Academy of Cincinnati and he also teaches classes privately in his studio.
• Sat., 10 am-1 pm; (you may bring a brown bag lunch or snack if you wish); June 23-August 25; 10 wks; $199 (no discounts), Supplies will be furnished by students and a list will be sent with your confirmation of enrollment or see
www.; #3715-01
Location: First class meets at artist’s studio in Eden Park; then at various parks thereafter
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