Sunday, September 27, 2020

"How To Energize Your Paintings? An Acrylic Workshop at Reddi Arts!

" Why energize your paintings, isn't it enough just to make it look like something? Of course it's not!
We live in an energetic world, and if it lacks energy, it's dead!
To inspire us and make us want to look at a painting over
and over, it must give us something. Energy is that gift." -Gordon Meggison

When I first started painting acrylics years ago I just wanted to do a decent painting that looked like something. Time passed , and the technical difficulties receded with practice, but I found something was missing, a dramatic impact. Many factors go into building a beautiful memorable image. Naturally you don't want to reinvent the wheel, or spend years being frustrated. Another set of eyes and a guiding hand can speed the process up to get you to a more satisfying painting. -Gordon Meggison

"How to Create More Dramatic Impact"

5 Great Techniques will be covered
1.Classical Realism made easier,
2.Abstract Process Painting and Color Field Techniques,
3.Unique Wet into Wet layering
4.The Power of Negative Space
5. How to Use Light and Temperature Effects

How to supercharge your vision
and be to keep you inspired!

Fall weather is coming, inspiring us to be renewed!
I have cultured new and exciting techniques I would like to share.
I am excited to help you recharge the energy in your pieces, resolve compositional issues fast, build drama into the piece, before the color work even begins. Notan process is surprisingly useful to "get you there fast", while impacting the outcome of your art creating excitement for you and the viewer! I share may other secrets that have variable use and many possibilities they can unlock! We will try abstracts, color field process, and realistic styles with blending and textural techniques during this seminar.

Each person will have a 6 foot table to themselves to maintain distance, and only 6 people will be admitted.
Last Call to register as soon as possible if you want to be a part of these new art secrets classes.
Call Patty at Reddi Arts (904)398-3161 ext 312 to register or
Below: We will cover abstraction, use of negative space, editing to get the most out of s design, how to "shake up" the composition!
Below: Crossover abstract and Reality, How to use graphic spaces, texture, clean bold color, neutrals, and layering to get depth. We will also cover composition.
Below: Wet in to wet techniques can add freshness, -How to get the most out of wet into wet , the right formula!
I will publish the materials lists on my Blog at to review my work and explore my extensive background in murals and fine artworks.
Call me at (904)309-0151,or email me at
Below: More of my latest !
"On my website I will be able to share my extensive portfolio of fine art and large wall murals with you."

To see some examples go to ...

Fall Florida weather Watercolor Plein Air Class


"I hope everyone got through this awful time with your sanity. October weather should be a great time to get back out outdoors to renew our creative spirit! Last spring we had a very productive and fun time working out of doors. I am excited to coax you out of your caves now to get back to the land of the living and PAINT!! We will begin this new set of 6 classes at Riverside's beautiful Memorial Park then explore the Riverside area!"
-Gordon Meggison

Time to enjoy the Fall Florida weather
Watercolor Plein Air Class
Beginning At Memorial Park
in Riverside, with Gordon Meggison
partnering with Reddi Arts! 

Friday mornings 8am to 11am
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 ,30, Nov 6
or alternately....
Saturday mornings 8:30am - 11:30am
October 3,10,17,24,31 and Nov 7
My demo will be in watercolor because watercolor was originally
designed to be a sketch medium but if you want to tie in to the class I can coach you in acrylics or oils too.
Register to get join this fun plein air class Call Patty at Reddi Arts to join (904) 398-3161 x 312,


When The Art Is Installed



It is always a pleasure when a work of art you have done is appreciated 

enough by a client to be purchased, then to see it successfully hung on 

their walls.  This is a hand retouched print that I made from an existing 

image I painting.  The dimensions are slightly different, so I had the 

printer divide the image into three parts as separate prints so that the 

image would be larger than the original.

Here is a view of the original the giclee print was based on:


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Revisiting Older Paintings


 I painted this piece years ago as part of a competition for the 
Jacksonville Jazz event at Metro Park, but unfortunately I didn't 
win the commission.  I turned it up recently and thought it might 
make a good T Shirt design.  I always liked the piece.  It was done 
as an oil. 

"How To Energize Your Paintings? An Acrylic Workshop at Reddi Arts!

" Why energize your paintings, isn't it enough just to make it look like something? Of course it's not! We live in an energ...