Friday, January 5, 2018

The Animal Attraction

I love animals - friendly ones that is - and I have had my share of cats, dogs, fish, turtles, etc. over the years. I miss my beautiful Himalayan cat Lucy, who left us last year after 14 1/2 years of happy, healthy life. So besides painting, photography, sculpture and teaching, I do the occasional pet care job - your place or mine. (I also house sit and care for plants, mail, etc.) More information will probably show up here at some point, but you are also free to contact me about it by visiting one of my other blogs - one that's exclusively about animals - animal art, animal information, animal care, and a little bit on plants as well. So stop in and say hello sometime at The Animal Attraction blog. I'll put a link to it on the right.
P.S. On the near right is a little 8" x 6" oil portrait I painted of Lucy. I titled it her full (Cat Fancier) name: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. (She's the only pure-bred cat I've ever had - they are usually strays who find me).

Friday, October 27, 2017

Held Over by Popular Demand!

Well, not really. But due to some Village Artisans schedule shifting - my show gets to stay up a bit longer than planned. It's now up through Monday, Nov. 6 (I'll be there taking it down early afternoon on Tues. 11/7). So if you didn't get a chance to see it sooner - you can now see it later!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

One Goes Up - Other Comes Down

I'm having a solo show of my 2-D and 3-D work at the Village Artisans Gallery next month. Here is the show's postcard for all relevant info. Hope you can catch it!

Also, my current show at the Meadowlark Restaurant in Dayton is up for another week - I take it down next Sunday after their brunch! Thanks for those of you who've seen it and sent me nice comments - I really appreciate them!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Meadowlark Restaurant Show Update - Show Runs 711/17 - 10/8/17

The show was a bit of a challenge to install (to say the least) but I think it looks great (ahem) on those gorgeous walls. It's been up for a month now and I had a really nice sale the other day. Maybe I'll get lucky and have a few more. Stop by sometime if you get a chance - just walk around, dine if you like (great food), and let me know what you think. Several friends have done that already and it's really nice to get the feedback!

Pam Dillon wrote a nice article about my show that was in the Sunday, 7/9/17, Dayton Daily News. Thanks Pam!

Original Post:
I've been painting up a storm and enjoying it immensely. It's been a great learning experience - and escape. The image above is of a 28" x 28" mixed media painting titled "Under Sea 1."
I'll be showing it and more of my recent work - abstract and otherwise - at the Meadowlark Restaurant (at 5531 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429) from July 11 - October 8, 2017. The show is titled (what else?): "Approaching Abstractions 2 - New Paintings by Christine Klinger." Many of these were at my recent show at the Yellow Springs Brewery - but many were not alive yet. I may or may not have a reception; if I do it will be very informal and I'll tell you about it later. In any case - I hope you can catch the show!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Upcoming Show at Yellow Springs Brewery - April 2017

I'm having a solo show at the Yellow Springs Brewery at 305 N. Walnut Street in Yellow Springs, OH. The show is titled Approaching Abstraction - New Paintings by Christine Klinger. It will run from April 3 - 30. The reception ("Art Party") will be Friday, April 21, 7 - 9 PM. Hope you can catch it!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Solo show at YSSC opens 1/20/17, 4 - 7 PM

I've been invited to do a solo show of my paintings at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, 227 Xenia Ave., from 1/20 - 2/28/17. It opens with a free reception on the third Friday (most common date for YS events), 1/20, 4 - 7 PM. Here's an image of one of the pieces that will be in the show (of all Yellow Springs scenes): Homeland, oil, 18" x 24". Hope you can catch it!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Yea - I'm teaching again!

Blue Flower 2, acrylic on canvas, 12" square, C. Klinger


Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
December 1, 8, and 15, 2016 and March 16, 23, and 30 at 1:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Christine Klinger

Learn the basics of working in acrylic paint in this fun and helpful 3-session course at Yellow Springs Public Library. Subjects covered include the theme, composition and light quality of your paintings, as well as tools and materials, basic color theory, and the flexibility and nature of acrylics. Depending on interest, we can paint simple still lifes and landscapes. All materials you need will be provided, but feel free to bring in a few simple items to make your own personal still life and photographs or magazines or books showing simple landscapes you would like to paint. All levels are welcome.

Christine is a Yellow Springs resident, an active visual artist, and a current member of the Village Artisans Cooperative in Yellow Springs. She has taught art at Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, Riverbend Art Center, the Dayton Art Institute, and colleges in Ohio and California. She currently works in both oils and acrylics. To see some of Christine’s work, visit Village Artisans Gallery or Christine’s web site:

Note: The December course is full (with a waitlist) but the March course may be available.