Art Exploration Workshop

I am very excited because I will be teaching a new class called Art Exploration On Wednesday October 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the Kirtland Community Center.  This class is for anyone who wants to explore painting and mixed media art in an intuitive and non-judgmental way.  I look forward to sharing techniques and…

Dreaming and Reality

I love this quote! “Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.”  -Magdalena Abakanowicz 9″x 12″ acrylic and other mixed media on pine board  

She Grows Like Flowers

Had a great day painting while the kids were at camp. This one is called She Grows Like Flowers.  Acrylic on 16″x 20″ canvas.

Art and Inner Exploration

Creating art can be a wonderful way to explore your inner essence.  You have to be free and bold and listen to your inner voice.  It is a meditative practice.  Here is a recent mixed media piece called Bird Lady on 16″x 16″ canvas.  I used pages from old books, sheet music, acrylic, pencils and…

Inspired Art

Here is a 16 by 20″ mixed media piece on canvas that I created and was inspired by my on-line class with Misty Mawn.  I adore Misty’s art.

Art Show at the Kirtland Community Center

I have an art show at the Kirtland Community Center which opened in May and will be there until June 23rd.  So if you are local I hope you will stop by to check it out.  I am so thrilled to have sold 11 of my paintings so far.  

Evolution of a Painting

So here is my little journey or evolution of a painting.  Just keep in mind I used to draw and paint in a more exact way, more true to life.  But now I just love to paint freely, at times more childlike, joyful and very intuitively. On Friday evening with a glass of beer, listening…

You Just Never Know How it will Turn Out

Just like life, with painting your never really know how it will turn out… especially with the intuitive painting process I use.   Some paintings come together fairly fast, but not this one. For months I never knew which way this painting wanted to go – it eluded me. Then I just decided to scrap…

Art Show

Loving that these 3 paintings and a few more were sold at a show I did at the Kirtland Community Center (KCC).  Painting as much as possible these days and excited to have  another show at the KCC in May.

Autumn Time and Halloween

artwork by Dawn Gettig Today the winds are scary wild and good …blowing everything around and around…. stirring up the Chi (energy).  Autumn is such a beautiful time of year.  It is good to be cozy indoors cooking aromatic soups, working on creative projects, yet going outdoors and deeply breathing in the cool air, while…