Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dining at Andrea's Restaurant

Last Sunday, during the Memorial Day weekend, my family dined at Andrea’s Restaurant at 19th Street, Metairie. I arrived early and had a chance to peek at the new bar to the left of the foyer. It was pretty with blue inspired by a painting of a Mediterranean cavern. The other shots below were taken from the front area of the restaurant. Several times we have lucked out that Andrea’s was open when some other restaurants were not. It’s one of our favorites to go. While we were eating, chef Andrea stopped by our table to make sure we were enjoying our food.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Art at New Beginnings Art Gallery

Friday night was a reception at New Beginnings Art Gallery. The gallery is located on Jefferson Highway just a couple of blocks away from Williams Boulevard. On the right side of the gallery my art hangs. I took a few shots between groups of folks came through that night. It was mostly a trickle.

Christina Coleman

This is the work of artist and gallery owner Christina Coleman. Her work hangs on the left side of the gallery. She is happiest working with bright expressive colors.

New Beginnings Art Gallery

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dining at the Upperline

For mother’s day we took my godmother to theUpperline for dinner in Uptown New Orleans. The interior of the restaurant is covered with art. You’ll notice a number of the pieces include a wizard and dog. Those works are by Martin Laborde. When it came time to order I chose a menu that sampled several of the restaurants popular dishes.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Vizard's Restaurant on Magazine Avenue

Recently I went with my family to Vizard’s Restaurant which is now located at 5015 Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. The dining area is on the small side. However we enjoyed the food we had. I took a mixture of daylight and night shots when we dined there.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kelly Newsome Introduces Atelier Interactive

Last Thursday, artist Kellie Newsome introduced Chroma’s new Atelier Interactive to a group of artists at a workshop. It’s a new acrylic paint that does not dry as a plastic. This new paint is much easier to remove from paper and canvas. Different additives liquids are used to affect drying time and permanence. The workshop was held at the Westwego Art Center in Westwego, LA.

Kelly talked about the work she has created using Atelier Interactive. She discussed her experiences with the medium and the additive solutions. Also she had sample squares showing the different techniques that were possible with the paint and specific additional products.

After going over the paints and the additive solutions, she turned artists loose to experiment with the medium on paper and canvas. There were two or three artists at each table. Below are some photos I took during the workshop.

Painting with Atelier Interactive Acrylics