Upcoming events

    • 3 Oct 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • ART on the Square 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX
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    "Western Transportation" by Tina Bohlman

    TINA BOHLMAN is now accepting students

    Novice* & Intermediate Level

    (*must have completed a beginning watercolor class)

     9-week watercolor class for adults.

    OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    NOVEMBER 7. 14, 21, 28

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

    Fee Schedule:  Weekly fee per class $30

     9 classes in Advance:  $180 - due Oct. 3, 2018

    October Classes in Advance:  $120 - due Oct. 3, 2018

    November Classes in Advance:  $100 - due November 7, 2018


    Weekly projects include skies & clouds, trees, water, and simple architecture.  Each week we will address the challenges watercolor painters encounter with specific emphasis on technique, color mixing and brush handling.  Each class begins with a 30 minute lesson designed to advance your skills followed by easel-side guidance with students' individual watercolor painting project.

    This class is an excellent "back to basics" refresher for advanced, professional skill level watercolor painters.

    Classes are limited to 8.  Register today!  Supply list included with registration confirmation email.

    Class location is ART on the Square gallery - 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX.  the classroom has a separate back entrance - From Franklin & Rogers, drive 1/2 block south, turn left into parking lot.  Steps lead directly to back door.  There is also a ramp access.


    Teaching Statement

    “While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be “in the moment…the now.   My absolute favorite thing to do is paint on location.  My absolute 2nd favorite thing to do is share my knowledge and skills with others.  I love to teach.   Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations and mentoring, I strive to give students the confidence to expand and experiment; to paint boldly; to become friends with that “inner critic”.  It’s exciting to watch when someone realizes they have progressed to the next level  - seeing the big smile on their face is very rewarding.“

    A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  A self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil to create breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.  She cultivated her natural ability and eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn the techniques and history of the art.  Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops conducted by some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch, Jill Carver and the late Irving Shapiro (d.1994). She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, En Plein Air Texas-San Angelo, TX and  Plein Air Easton-Easton MD.

    Her dedication combined with a lifetime of experience, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field.  After receiving her first award at the beginning of her career in 1972, she has since earned over 80 awards, including more than a dozen First Place and 6 Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.  

    Most Recent and Significant Recognition:

    1st Place – 2017 Paint Historic Waxahachie

    3rd Place Watermedia –2017 Texas & Neighbors – Irving Art Assn.

    Honorable Mention – 2017 Plein Air Southwest – Dallas, Tx

    Award of Merit –2016 Women Artists of the West – Fredricksburg, TX

    Best in Show – 2016 Ellis County Art Association – Membership Exhibition

    1st Place – 2016 Paint Historic Terrell (TX)

    1st Place – 2016 Paint Historic Waxahachie

    Award of Excellence – 2015 Women Artists of the West – Tucson, AZ

    Honorable Mention – 2015 Plein Air Southwest Salon=Dallas TX

    1st Place – 2015 Paint Historic Waxahachie

    Best in Show –2014  Paint Historic Waxahachie

    1st Place-2014 Paint Historic Terrell - TX

    Award of Merit-2014 Plein Air Salon-Dallas, TX

    • 6 Nov 2018
    • 18 Dec 2018
    • ART on the Square Class room
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    Join waitlist

    CLASS DATES:  Starting November 6 and running thru December 18. (no class Nov. 20).

     TUESDAYS: Nov. 6, 13, 27 - Dec. 4, 11, 18

    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


    This series of classes, 6 total, will focus on three foundations of oil painting, and really, creating art in general: Composition, Value and Color.

    Learning or strengthening these three pillars of visual expression will move you in the direction of well composed, harmonious paintings.

    We will first consider the pros and cons of using photo reference and how to strengthen a photo reference by altering the composition and values it contains.

    This will move us into composition ... arranging the elements in a painting so that it is visually pleasing. Creating thumbnail sketches of your proposed painting will give you some quick visuals of how the elements come together, before you actually start a painting. The goal of a good composition is to guide the viewers eye to the focal point, or the main reason you were drawn to the subject in the first place.

    We will also look at value and how it effects the mood of a painting and gives it some depth, and how value and color work together.

    Finally, we will look at palette options, and what is gained by limiting the palette to fewer colors. If you have never worked with a limited palette, this will be a great opportunity to see the many benefits it brings to the easel. Limiting the palette will simplify the painting process, fine-tune the color mixing process and unify the painting, giving the work harmony. Harmony is simply an arrangement of things that is pleasing. When a painting has the structure supplied by color harmony, it’s easier for the brain to understand.


    Painting Fort Worth's Texas & Pacific Railroad Station, an excellent example of Art Deco

    Painting a 24 x 30 oil on canvas of Fort Worth’s Texas & Pacific Railroad Station in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

    In past years I have worked as an illustrator at a curriculum publishing company, worked as a free-lance illustrator, worked as an animator and graphic designer with a multimedia company. I’ve created children’s magazine illustrations, book illustrations, book jacket designs and painted works on commission. During one segment of this journey I airbrushed vans, motorcycle tanks, T-shirts and a 40 foot mural.

    My current subject matter is varied; I simply love to paint God’s creation, past and present; be it architecture  animals, people or the landscape. For me, art must have some kind of meaning and tell a story. I am drawn to subjects that are rich in purpose that may be hidden below the surface. The look in the eyes of a hard working cowboy. The beautiful architecture created by gifted men made in the image of God…the beauty in the pedals of a flower. A pair of well worn boots resting on a wooden floor. Things like an old abandoned barn or house that once heard the laughter of those who called the place “home”. Places and things that speak deeply of life … ideas that live beyond the paint on the canvas.

    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 27 Feb 2019
    • ART on the Square, 113 Franklin, Waxahachie, TX
    • 6


    "Nostalgic Impressionism"

    "The Climber"

    Honey, Greens & Pepper"

    The "practice" of Plein Air requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day will include a demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.  On site painting will be in & around picturesque historic downtown Waxahachie as well as the scenic Ellis County countryside.  Waxahachie is only 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas, Texas. 

    The opportunity to participate in a workshop like this doesn't present itself very often. REGISTER TODAY~ this class will fill quickly. IF WORKSHOP IS FULL, PLEASE JOIN THE WAIT LIST IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION.     

     The total cost is $395.00.  A $50 cancellation fee applies.  No refunds after January 31, 2019. 

    Kathie Odom is proud to be from the great state of Tennessee, and especially proud to live in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

    “It’s hard to ignore beauty when it happens”, Kathie is fond of saying. So she keeps her car packed with all the painting supplies needed for the road. Kathie has received several awards over the last few years from plein air events across the nation. 

    Please visit Kathie's website www.kathieodom.com 

    "Kathie's work is as distinctive as it is down to earth. It's hard to look at Kathie's paintings without feeling that vague sense of nostalgia. 

    There is something that draws out a wistful feeling when you see the most mundane view captured with love and honesty. I once heard someone look at her art and say, "She makes ugly, pretty!" Although I understand what he was saying, I disagree. She doesn't turn ugly to pretty, she shows us how the simple things we overlooked were pretty all along."

    ~Susan Groves, Curator, Cabell Gallery, March 2018

    2018 EVENTS

    Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA
    Wayne Art Center's 12th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA

    Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD

    Door County Plein Air Festival, Fish Creek, WI

    Laguna Beach Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

    EnPleinAir Texas, San Angelo, TX


    2018 HONORS

    - Town and Country Show, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, CA

    - American Miniatures Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ

    - American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, Cincinnati, OH

    - MASTER CLASS FINALIST, Art Muse Contest, March

    - Solo Show, The Cabell Gallery, Lexington, VA

    - Faculty, 7th Annual Plein Air Convention, Santa Fe, NM

    - BEST IN SHOW, The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA

    - JUDGES AWARD from Tim Newton, The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA

    - Oil Painters of America 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO 

    - Summer Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ

    - HONORABLE MENTION, Wayne Art Center's Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA

    - Airstream Fine Art Invitational, Jackson Center, Ohio

    - PAP-SE Paintout, Leiper's Creek Gallery, Franklin, TN

    - The Great American West Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ

    - Leading Member Paint Out, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, December, CA

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