Here is what I have been up to: Rural scenes with high horizons. Focusing on composition, I am creating a high focal point in the distance, with a more abstracted entrance to the painting.
'Country Roads' Series On Display
Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte for the month of January.
Learn To Paint!
I am continuing to teach oil painting from my studio. Send me a note if you have an interest and I will put you on the wait list.
So Many Ways to Learn
Between reading and watching youtube videos, learning is easy! One artist I enjoy is Sarah Sedwick or just search 'oil painting videos.' Another person to keep an eye on is Todd M. Casey. He has a reference book coming out called The Art of Still Life. And Carol Marine has a wonderful little book called Daily Paining. I would be remiss if I did not mention Haidee Jo Summers, the English artist who wrote Vibrant Oils. See what you think and send me any suggestions you have.
Now I understand my dad, a WWII pilot who loved to fly, when he used to say, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."
Happy Valentines Day!
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Find my art at the following locations:
Ratcliffe Art Working Studio 704-451-3381 1630 Providence Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211
Alexander Scott Interiors 980-819-7372 Strawberry Hill - 4914 Old Sardis Road Charlotte, NC 28211
Cotswold Marketplace 704-365-3331 200 N. Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC 28211
The Good News Shop at Christ Episcopal Church 704-372-5906 1412 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28207
Ratcliffe Art | Patti Ratcliffe
1630 Providence Drive, Charlotte, NC 28211