Recent Sonnet work online!

I’ve been continuing with my newest series of work based off of 100 Love Sonnets (Cien Sonetos de Amor) by Pablo Neruda. The first 6 are now all up on my website. Follow the link below.
Cien Sonetos de Amor series



Free Art Friday


First ever Free Art Friday on my Instagram  @jeruggles.
At the end of the day I’ll be giving away my newest  painting, inspired by Sonnet 2 from 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda. All you have to do is like the photo on Instagram to be considered. Spread the word around, cause I’m going to be doing this on a regular basis! #freeartfriday #faf #ruggles

Copying a “Master”

The work from my non-art majors just keeps better. We tried a new variation on the traditional art school project where a student copies a work by a master. We expanded the definition of master to include contemporary artists, designers, and illustrators. And the results are pretty amazing. Tip for artists and art teachers…never underestimate the power of doing something you’re actually interested in.

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Owls love art too

Today, the Berks Art Alliance show celebrating Hawk Mountain had it’s opening reception. And asides hearing from the various people who helped set the whole show up, the Hawk Mountain President, and a pretty great Raptor Educator…everyone attending had a great chance to meet a beautiful Eastern Screech Owl. Who I’m pretty sure enjoyed looking at all the art.