Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Blue Flower 2, acrylic on canvas, 12" square, C. Klinger
BASIC ACRYLIC PAINTING
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: klingerart.com.
Note: The December course is full (with a waitlist) but the March course may be available.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
I recently delivered a big commissioned painting - see left - to the huge, brand new Dayton Children's Hospital south of Dayton. The painting(s) are 5 - 30" x 30" panels that line up together and I titled it "When Fish Fly." Many other artists from Greene, Montgomery and surrounding counties were selected for the commissions and I was honored to be amongst them. There will be a few media and public receptions for dedication of the gorgeous building and its new artwork. I'm thinking/hoping this will all be publicized soon. It was a fun challenge!
Monday, August 22, 2016
The Yellow Springs Arts Council is hosting its first OPEN STUDIOS, featuring various area artists, on Sat., 10/15 & Sun., 10/16, 2016. Klinger Studios will be on the tour! Maps will be available in mid-September at the Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, and lots of other spots around the Village. Jim and I will be showing and selling work in our blue-gray barn/studio. For more details you can visit the arts council's site: ysopenstudios.ysartscouncil.org. So I hope to see you all then!!!
Friday, May 6, 2016
What's in a name? - We're still not ready to open to the public - completely - but we're working on it, and I guess we're not quite ready to change names yet either. Sorry for the confusion. We plan to, eventually, go by the name Springs Studio, but not officially yet. In any case, if you want to keep up to date on our activities, feel free to follow us here, or drop us a line, or visit and contact us at our old, trusty web site: klingerart.com. Facebook is back in place (KS) now too. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I'm pleased to report that I have been selected to join Village Artisans cooperative in Yellow Springs, in the 100 Corry St. building. I am joining as a mixed media artist, as I will show and sell photography, paintings and sculptures. I even have mixed styles of paintings: above and to the left are examples of my more abstract and impressionistic styles of paintings. I am happy and proud to join this great group of artists. If you're in the area - stop into the gallery for a visit and/or click on the link to our site on the right!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I was told that my large painting (2' x 4') titled "Poppies in Summer" has sold. It's currently hanging off the lobby of Grandview Medical Center in Dayton as part of their 90th anniversary "heART month celebration." My 3 paintings will remain up (2 are available) until the end of the closing reception, community open house and health fair, which is this coming Sunday, 2/28/16, 1 - 4 pm. It's free and open to the public, and it looks like a good time!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
My 22" x 28" oil, entitled "Matisse Homage" (above) won an honorable mention award at the YSAC still life show opening reception last night. It will remain up, along with "Sunflower Bouquet," below, until the show ends on 3/13. It IS a fun show. Hope you can catch it!
P.S. The Dayton Daily News and the Dayton City Paper did stories on the show.
P.P.S. I'm doing a workshop on capturing the simple still life. It will be held Sun., 3/6, 2-5 pm at the AC. I'll bring some possible subjects and materials, and participants may bring their own too. We'll play around and see what happens. For more info. go to the YSAC site. Hope you can join us!