Abstract Painting “Fire & Ice” Debuts at the Rochester Public Library Exhibition

The exhibition and workshop was a mega success!  I had a great time hosting an exciting paint workshop at the Rochester Central Public Library.   I walked the class through a demonstration on abstract painting with palette knives and color combinations.  The session was step-by-step for everyone to follow along.  Live painting can sometimes present a challenge, but the quiet, chill vibe of the library really put me at ease and made it a calmer experience.  I spend a lot of time at this library on my time off,  so I was very in my element here, and the staff showed so much support.

My series of four paintings were displayed in the nearby Central Link Gallery during the demo. For these paintings, I mixed acrylic paint with alcohol ink to make the colors really pop.  Alcohol ink is really good for that, especially when working with vibrant colors.

Four Paintings on Exhibit:


Fire & Ice

12″ x 12″

Alcohol Ink on Canvas

Acrylic Gloss Coating


Blue Underwater Abstract

11″ x 14″

Alcohol Ink on Canvas

Acrylic Gloss Coating

Title:  Sunshine Smile

Acrylic-Glazed Print

Mounted on Framed Mirrored Glass

11″ x 14″


Abstract Fucsia Theory

11″ x 14″

Alcohol Ink on Canvas Paper, Acrylic Coating

Artist At Work! Live Demo Series

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12 – 1:30 PM

Where: Central Library of Rochester, Harold Hacker Hall, 115 South Ave

(585) 428-8380 to RSVP

The Artist at Work program is made possible thanks to the support of the Friends& Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.

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