Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Colored pencil landscape by Donna

Linda, again with alcohol inks!

A few of Betty's pastels...yummy!

Linda's finished alcohol ink pastel from last week.

Linda, focused on her painting.

Donna's deer painting in progress.

Lee's Iceland landscape in progress.

Betty working on her Blue Gill painting.

Betty's pastel Blue Gill in progress.

More of Betty's pastels!
We had a cozy little group for our last July painting session, but as you can see, we got a lot accomplished.  All of our paintings are progressing nicely and, hopefully will be finished by the time we meet in July.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Second Monday Critique 7-13-2015

"Helga" pastel by Lee at River Styx Park 

Donna, Dave, George, Nancy, Lee, and Bob

George expounding

Donna's colored-pencil painting at Hinckley Boathouse area

Linda's alcohol inks painting on Yupo

Linda and Donna

Nancy's Red-Winged Blackbird photo

Bob's photo of Clydesdales

Dave's oil painting at Hinckley Boathouse area

George cropping Dave's painting

Bill's Lupine photo from Iceland

George's watercolor painting

The group studying George's painting

Lee's watercolor portrait of Harvey Kassebaum

Linda cropping the portrait of Harv

Donna's colored-pencil painting of a Blue Heron

Linda's watercolor painting on Yupo

The whole gang (except for the man behind the camera, Bill)

Dave's oil painting of lily pads

Bill's photo of an iceburg viewed through ice in Iceland

Dave sharing some thoughts on the photo
We had a good group today, with some fantastic art displayed and critiqued.  It is always interesting to see each person's interpretation of a subject.  Whether a painting or a photograph, it always bears the signature of the artist in terms of style and presentation, and we all benefit from the willingness of each of us to share our work and also our thoughts about the art presented.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

7-8-2015 AAC

Linda's alcohol ink abstract

Linda working on the abstract


The beginning of another abstract by Linda

Gerri beginning a collage

Another view of Gerri's collage

Donna beginning a Blue Heron in colored pencil

Blue Heron, still in progress
Lee's setup...pan pastels and photo reference at hand
Lee working on her pastel landscape
 Five of us gathered last Wednesday to experiment with different media and techniques. We always seem to learn something from these sessions, and sometimes we have pleasant surprises .  We learn what works and what doesn't work.  And, we learn to enjoy the process.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Art at the Center, July style

Betty's abstract with alcohol ink
Sage's beginning watercolor
Betty and Sage
Sage's abstract with liquid acrylics and liquid watercolors
Although we had a small group this week, we had a lot of fun.  Abstracts were obviously on the menu for the three of us!  Lots of experimentation and excitement about the colors and designs that were created.