Sun Kissed Exhibit

Last Week to see the Exhibit "Let There be Light"

The two month exhibit time is drawing to a close.  It has been a wonderful experience to share the "children" I have created in re...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Art for the Home is a web site that makes it possible to have many of my paintings printed on toss pillows, tote bags, mugs and many other items.  You can check out the site: artzart

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Practice Makes Perfect" Summer Classes

Sometimes we stress ourselves by expecting to complete a masterpiece each time we paint. In this class, we'll sketch and paint multiple studies using various techniques that can be incorporated into paintings such as these rock studies I painted in the last class.
Come and enjoy the experience of watercolors! Positive, directed teaching, handouts, demos.

Create Sketches and Studies of:
  • rocks
  • trees
  • flowers
  • clouds
  • skies
  • perspective
  • and more!
Reserve your place by mailing this form to Jerie Artz, 3635 Goodall Court,
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906; tel. (765)838-8359, or respond by e-mail


Spring Flowers Class

April showers really do bring spring flowers.  I'm scheduled to have ankle surgery to tighten the tendons May 25th, but spring blossoms are too beautiful to miss the opportunity to paint.

On March 8th we'll spend the afternoon painting flowers that everyone brings to class.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last Week to see the Exhibit "Let There be Light"

The two month exhibit time is drawing to a close.  It has been a wonderful experience to share the "children" I have created in recent months, the photos, pastels and watercolor paintings.  I'm glad that what meant something to me to create has resonated with many of you that viewed the exhibit.

This is the last week to see the show.  Friday, April 28th it all comes down.

Thanks for sharing the light!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"Let There be Light" exhibit is open!

March 1st, with the help of my dear husband, sister and brother in law, the "Let There be Light" exhibit of photos, pastels and watercolors, was hung.  It will be on exhibit through the end of April at the Henriott Group, 6th floor of the Renaissance Building, Lafayette, Indiana.
There will be an artists reception, Friday, March 24th from 4 - 6pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Here are a few pics of the hanging process!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Let There be Light" exhibit goes up this week!

The photos, pastels and watercolors for the exhibit "Let There Be Light" are matted, framed, labeled, packed, narratives written and ready to hang this Tuesday at the Henriott Group.

Creating art is such a joy, but after much creative flurry, my studio tends to get a bit crowded with finished pieces, not yet matted or framed.  So when I was asked to do a solo exhibit, it was the deadline I needed to get my work organized and ready to share.

After all the prep was completed this past week, I felt there was one more piece to create.  The theme for this exhibit came from my recent months of being attracted to painting the light as it transforms even the mundane every day things into glorious gems.  It it such a metaphor for what God does in our lives.

Last week I read Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation...) and felt compelled to create one more piece that would reflect my heart.  I have a "blessing to being creative work" prayer hanging in my studio that I wrote last year during my journey with the book The Artists Rule, by Christine Valters Painter.  After reading the prayer and using my pastels - here is the finished painting.
The Lord is my Light

Here is the prayer that I wrote last year. It's hanging n the wall in front of my painting table - I just need to take the time to still my soul and read it before jumping into painting.  It was a rich personal experience.

Blessing to Begin Creative Work
Blessed are you Lord
the Alpha and Omega of all creation
the beginning and the end of my own life,
the giver of all good gifts,
most of all – Jesus.
You alone are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.
For you created all things, and by your will the world and all that extists were created.

So, it's to you, Oh Lord, that I come to present my body, soul and spirit, heart, mind and hands, before you in an act of worship.

Bless the creative works of my hands as they move from a soul touched by You.

Bless the process of painting from the inside out.

Bless the tools that I use, all sorts of brushes fashioned for different purposes, paints in all their profusion of color, palettes and pencils, paper and pens.

Bless the spaces where it all happens, whether it be my studio, the kitchen or outside in a wonderful “plein air” venue.

Bless the water as it works its wonder of integration flowing from contemplation, inspiration to creation.

Bless with joy those whose heart and soul resonates with the work of my hands.

Bless the Lord oh my soul. All that is within me bless His holy name.
Jerie Artz – January 22, 2016, exercise from The Artist's Rule

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"Let There be Light!"

I will have a solo exhibit March and April 2017 entitled "Let There Be Light."  It will feature photos, pastels and watercolors that show the kiss of the sun giving life to all it touches.  These past months I've been fascinated by seeing how the sun turns ordinary subjects into glory as it's rays illuminate trees, leaves, flowers, weeds, as well as glorious sunrises and sunsets.

It makes me think of the touches of glory God  places on the obscure whether it's a lowly weed transformed, or the lives of people I meet.  Let there be light!