Monday, July 18, 2011


I'm frantically getting ready for my big show at Castalia in Chapel Hill.  Everyone is welcome--- please come!  The opening reception is Friday, August 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. We will have delicious wine provided by Studio 91 Fine Art Gallery and Wine Bar, and some lovely new paintings to reveal!

Uninhibited Joy
New works by Katie Wall Podracky
Aug. 1- Oct. 28
Castalia at Meadowmont
301 W. Barbee Chapel Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Please join us for a reception with the artist, Friday, Aug. 5, 5-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Seurat's Dots

I have been dabbing... (yes it started out crazy)

and dotting....

And dabbing....and dotting....

and dabbing....

and dotting....for months!

It's almost ready for the big show...  almost...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Starry Starry Nights

Last night I taught my first class in Asheboro at Nikki Needham's and Betsy Brown's new gallery called Colorshow Gallery. It was fabulous!  I had so much fun with all the ladies that came to join us for Van Gogh's swirling paint and a glass of wine.   Here are the pictures. They speak for themselves!  The paintings turned out fabulous! I hope to offer more classes like this on a monthly basis in the fall. Let me know if you want to join us next time!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A good start...

Currently on the easel:

Vibrant, Dark, Magical, Vivid... but is it finished?

Believe it or not, I'm working from an image of Bur-Mill park in Greensboro! Here's the original image so that you can see what I add through the painting process. I had to force myself to stop so that I could leave that warm coral color in there. Sometimes the best thing you can do to a painting is leave it alone and think about it for a few days. I love where this one is going... but is it there yet?

... I think it's there!

Bur-Mill Park, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, 2011
Available in August at the big show:  Uninhibited Joy, new works by Katie Wall Podracky