Monday, August 30, 2010

Fall in love with pastels

Becoming Natasha, 18.5 x 26.5" pastel by S'zanne Reynolds

Course: 1
306 Passion for Pastels
Instructor: S'zanne Reynolds, APS member

Pastel is one of the easiest color media and offers quick access to many advanced subject matters. In this beginning class, you'll be painting from master paintings, photos and still life. Gain inspiration from the Impressionists as we follow their journey of understanding color's relationship to light.

Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 27 - Oct 18

Adult Class, 4 sessions, Beginners
Location: The Laguna Gloria Art School

Click here for registration info
Faculty Bio/Info:

Congratulations to the Raffle Winners

"Heavenly Abstraction" by S'zanne Reynolds
10x8" pastel

Congrats to Kelly and Dr. Bart Patzer, of Patzer Family won the Studio Zanne painting raffle at last week's art reception!!!! Thank you for your support...proceeds from the raffle will help Zanne on her art travels.

Sept./Oct. -Teaching at Michaels Arts 'n Crafts Stores

Never painted? No problem!

As a new Grumbacher rep, I'm offering acrylic painting classes for beginners at Michaels in Georgetown and Austin. Classes are 40% off right now...bring your own supplies or pick up a supply list at Michaels. $27 for the class, plus supplies.

AUSTIN STORE: 10225 Research Blvd Ste 2000
Call to reserve/pay for your seat in advance: (512) 795-8573

AUSTIN September Schedule:
Thursday, September 9, 10 a.m. to noon., Floral class
Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Landscape class

DEMO: Sunday, September 26, 2-5 p.m., I'll be demonstrating a painting using Grumbacher acrylics. Stop by to say hi, or find out more about my classes.

AUSTIN October, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 -Still Life class
Oct. 12 -Seascape class
Oct. 19 -Landscape class
Oct. 26 -Floral class

AUSTIN October, Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon
Oct. 16 -Family day for kids (6-11 years) and their parent or grandparent, Halloween Still Life
Oct. 30 -Halloween themed Landscape class, Adults and children 12+

Sharon painted her first painting in my floral class August 24
at the Georgetown store. She did a fantastic job!

GEORGETOWN STORE: 1013 W University Ave Ste 600, (RR 29)
Call to reserve/pay for your seat in advance:
(512) 863-2773

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2-5 p.m. -painting demonstration
Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -Floral class
Thursday, Sept. 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -Still Life class
Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to noon -Landscape class

Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -Landscape
Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -Floral
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to noon -Family day for kids (6-11 years) and their parent or grandparent, Halloween Still Life

Studio Zanne Art Reception

Number one patron, mom, visits from Indi for Zanne's first solo show in 6 years! August 24, 2010 at Vino 100 in Round Rock, TX.

Everyone loved the lighting on the sax player, "Inner Light" a 30x24" oil shown left, which replicated the lighting in the painting.

Some of Zanne's fan club...Jackie, Arye, Jeremy

The artist, Zanne, and local singer, Laurie Moliter.

"Brenda's Blooms" 20x20" oil shown between the spirits.

Mom and Dana

Sandra with the artist

"Babuska" 24x18" oil featured outside of the restrooms

The artist and her mom

Family, friends, fine art and fine spirits!

Artwork over the bar: "Variation No. 1" 10x10" pastel, left; "Rocky Mt. Pass" 8x10" oil, right.

Later that week, singer "Warr" kept the regulars company as we all sang along and admired the artwork...

The game just isn't as interesting as Zanne's artwork! ;-)

Some of the regulars...and new friends, Mardi, Samantha, Cheri

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Poem by Ginny Luedeman

No moments of failure when something was lost
No foolish decisions when treasures were tossed
I didn't mess up and forget God is here
I didn't make choices that made good disappear
I live in the care and the love of God's grace
There's no way I can move to a lesser-loved place
My keeping is not in the wisdom of man
But always secure in God's spiritual plan
I forgive all my yesterdays, visions unclear,
And hear my God telling me, "Child, you are dear."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Burning Mantis Mediations

Burning Mantis Meditations, photo by S'zanne Reynolds

Burning in the night
Fantasies take flight
Flirting with the flame
You can't remain and avoid the pain
Still, there is an art
To surviving a broken heart
So say your evening prayer
And hope instead of despair

Painting Raffle

Heavenly Abstractions by S'zanne Reynolds
10x8" pastel, $275

S'zanne Reynolds is the featured artist this month at Vino 100 in Round Rock. Enjoy an intimate gathering of fine art and fine wines over appetizers or dinner at this charming family-owned wine bar. Kick back and relax, or engage in friendly banter and lively conversation. Hours of operation below.

Art Reception: Tuesday, August. 24, 6-9 p.m.; free admission

Raffle Tickets: $15 each
Prize: 10x8" pastel, "Heavenly Abstractions" by S'zanne Reynolds
Entry Deadline: Between now and Tuesday the 24th at 9 p.m.

The raffle is optional; it helps support the artist's painting travels.
To enter, stop by Vino 100 during its hours of operation, or during the art reception. The drawing will take place at 9 pm on the 24th. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to arrange to pick up the painting by the end of the month, or pay additional shipping charges if you are out of the area.

You may also enter the raffle by purchasing tickets online;
see the secure Pay Pal button below.

VINO 100
Round Rock Crossing
3021 I H 35 Suite 120
Round Rock, TX
(512) 255-0526

VINO 100 HOURS: (closed Sunday and Monday)
Tues: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Thurs: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm to 9:00pm

BE SURE TO EMAIL ME YOUR NAME, phone number, email address and street address if you enter the raffle by Pay Pal. Thank you!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bamboo Meditation

Bamboo Meditation, photo by S'zanne Reynolds

I am not lonely. God is here.
Hand at my shoulder. Word in my ear.
The Lord is the shepherd who leads me down
to quiet pools and a soft green ground.
He feeds, restores, beholds, relieves me,
Shows the right road, then precedes me.

I am not lonely. God is here.
Strength for my going. Song in my ear.

Yea, though I cross the valley of dying,
I do not fear. I am not crying.
Thy rod for the beast, thy staff for my leaning,
thou art my comfort and thou my redeeming.

Thou art my present, beginning and ending,
the oil that I feel on my forehead descending,
the goodness that follows my every endeavor,
the temple I’ll dwell in forever and ever—

O lord, I am not lonely now,
for thou art with me, my shepherd—thou!

--from Walter Wangerin’s The Book of God: The Bible As a Novel, page 194

Phoenix in Flight

The Fall and Rise of the Phoenix, photo by S'zanne Reynolds

The Lord is the shepherd of my thoughts;
I shall not want for divine ideas.
He makes me rest in the awareness of my own divinity:
He leads me to the inner stillness.
He restores my soul to its inner purity:
He guides me in the right use of my powers and abilities.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of doubt,
I will fear no evil—for thou art with me;
Thy power and thy presence, they comfort me.
Thou preparest an unlimited blessing for me, in every situation:
Thou annointest my head with understanding;
My whole being is filled with the light of thy understanding.
Surely God’s ideas are mine all the days of my life:
And I shall dwell in this perfect awareness FOREVER.

unknown translation of Psalm 23

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Studio Zanne Shows at Vino 100

Heavenly Abstractions (10x8" pastel) by S'zanne Reynolds

Studio Zanne is having her first one-woman art show this
August 3 through September 4, 2010 at Vino 100.

It's the artist's first solo show in six years, and the first under her new studio name, S'zanne Reynolds! All artworks are original oils and pastels of landscapes and portraits of various sizes....something for everyone. We know you'll enjoy a glass of fine wine, appetizers and laughter with us!

Artist's Reception:

Tuesday, August 24th, from 6-9 p.m.

Vino 100
A family owned wine bar in Round Rock
@ the intersection of Tollway 45 and I-35.
Round Rock Crossing, near the Target
3021 I H 35 Suite 120
(512) 255-0526

Vino's Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tues: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Thurs: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Raffle Tickets for Painting Above:
The above painting will be raffled off in a drawing August 24
at 9 p.m.. More details to come.

Hope to see you at Vino's on the 24th!

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