Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Acrylics gone wild!

by:  Pat

Gerri and Helga

by:  Roxanne

The whole group

by: Dave

by:  Dave


by:  Gerri

by:  Helga

Chris, Gerri, Roxanne, and Donna

by:  Laurie


by:  Linda
Linda, Chris, Gerri, Roxanne
by:  Donna

by:  Pat

by:  Gerri
by:  Gerri

by:  Roxanne

by:  Lee
by:  Dave

Using the book "Luc Leestemaker Paintings" as inspiration, the goal today was to express our feelings on canvas or paper using only color and design.  Despite some initial groans and gnashing of teeth, everyone put brush (or something) to canvas and created the magnificent paintings you see above.  What an incredibly talented group of artists.  Bravo!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spurred to create!

Dave's value sketches


The whole gang busy creating!





Dave and Pat

Dave's paintings on wrinkled rice paper

Closeup of one of Dave's paintings on rice paper

Gerri and Pat

From left to right: Helga, Donna, Chris, and Dave

A beginning!

Helga, Donna, Chris

Everyone wanted to be inside where it was warm today!  Apparently the cold weather sparked creativity because we had a great turnout that resulted in lots of good art in various stages of completion.

Several of us were particularly intrigued with Dave's paintings on rice paper.  To prepare the paper, he wets it thoroughly, then crumples it in his hand, then flattens it and allows it to dry completely before painting, creating a lovely effect, as you can see above.  Dave was using watercolors for these painting.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Neither wind, nor rain, nor sleet, nor snow...

Donna's colored pencil painting...lovely!
Donna, Gerri, Betty
SOME of Betty's pastels
Donna, Gerry
MORE of Betty's pastels

Donna doing a demo for Gerri
Lee's watercolor...very early stage.
Gerri, Donna, Betty

Betty, laying in the underpainting!
Someone has a LOT of pastels!  Aren't they beautiful?

Four of us braved the elements this morning to get together and paint.  We are a determined bunch!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We resume our FREE painting sessions this coming Wednesday, January 7, 2015
9:00AM - Noon
Please join us in the Brunswick Recreation Center's Arts and Crafts Room for a morning of painting, undisturbed by outside distractions.
 Bring your own supplies and a cover for your work area.  For health reasons, no solvents please. 
This is not a class, just a group of artists getting together to paint, share ideas, inspire one another  and create.
We look forward to seeing YOU!