On Friday, Nov 2, I conducted a live painting demonstration in Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University. The event was open to the public and streamed live at arcadia.edu/livepaint. The finished painting was auctioned off and proceeds from the sale were donated to the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia. Finished painting:
Still Life with Silver Pitcher, Two Strawberries, & Concord Grape 6×7 inches, oil on linen on panel, 2 November 2018, Private Collection
Live Demo • 2 November 2018 • Full recording, 2 hrs, 7 min.
I began conducting live painting demonstrations in 2011 to honor the memory of my friend, Jami Rodriguez, a 2000 graduate of Arcadia. Jami and I became friends when we were both art students and members of Arcadia’s Student Alumni Association. I remember Jami as an amazing artist and a wonderful friend, and I want to raise awareness about the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship to honor Jami and her legacy of community service, artistic creativity, and love for Beaver College.