Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Putting Life Back in Still Lifes" Class Taught at the Cary Arts Center"

Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC 27511

(919) 469-4069

"Putting Life” Back in Still Lifes"
(age 16 & up)

Learn to use acrylic or oil paints to create fun loving, colorful still life paintings in the tradition of Picasso, Matisse, and Wayne Thiebaud.  In the workshop students will learn about the techniques and styles of cubism, fauvism, and pop art.  Create individualized paintings with your favorite still life subjects (florals, fruit, food, etc.) while expressing your personal sense of whimsy, humor, and tradition.

Instructor: Eric McRay
Fees: $105(R)  $135(N) (6 classes)
87963       Tue       Sep 8-Oct 13        7-9:30 p.m.


Put it on your calendar and feel free to register now for our next 
"Creative Spirit Paint Night"
Also remember to invite a friend.

Saturday August 29th, 6:30pm at Eleos at 125 Timber Drive, Garner NC.

To reserve your canvas and seat, please call 919.772.7020 or 
Register NOW at

$30 per student. $50 for a couple.

Note: this is a NON-alcoholic social painting event. 
Minimum 16 years and over permitted.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

"Focus on the Figure at McRay Studios"

Leading up to the publishing of his upcoming book "Focus on the Figure", Eric McRay exhibits a selection of his ink wash paintings and drawings of the human figure in his Artspace studio.  He has chosen the works with care from pieces he has created over the past decade.

McRay states "In my figurative female works,  I aim at a truthful interpretation of the everyday woman's body; not the glamorized Hollywood or Madison Avenue beauty.  Here I paint the nude in a more true-to-life way, paying tribute to the varied body types of the typical woman.  I paint my figures swiftly and spontaneously in bold lines and subtle sepia tones that celebrate the average woman and set her on a pedestal of appreciation."

Join McRay Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm at Artspace, Studio 205, 201 E. Davie St. (Blount St. intersection) in the Art District of Downtown Raleigh.  If you have any questions concerning this exciting event, contact McRay at, (919) 614-2174.