Friday, May 20, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Here we are again...Wednesday morning and it's our special time to
get together and create.   And what a beautiful morning it was, both
outside and inside.   As you'll recall, last week we had our mini-
encaustic workshop (and it was a huge success).  This week each of us brought
whatever art project we chose to work on and, as usual, you'll  see
a variety of mediums used.   I frequently like to start with Dave's project(s), and
here is a sampling of what he did today.   Always the "mad scientist", Dave
played with his acrylic paint and made several abstracts...and had a good
time doing them.  Isn't that the point?

Linda worked with alcohol inks today.    Is that
a mountain range....or are these expressionistic waves crashing on
the shore?  What do you see?

Gerri also worked with alcohol inks this morning.  Here's a close up of
what the inks did when in contact with each other.  The artist only has
a limited amount of control over alcohol inks, so they lend themselves
 to pure play.

Chris completed her collage, started two weeks ago.  Please go back in
the blog to see before and after photos.  Her collage is so personal,
incorporating family photos and her childhood
immunization record.   Very nice, Chris.

Marsha brought with her some of the encaustic creations
she did last with mats around them.
They are small but mighty and look great in the mats.
Although abstract, you can find little hidden treasures
in each one when you study them.  Is something looking
at you?

Marsha started a new painting, too.  You can see her
reference photo, upper left, taken on a vacation.

Just thought we would share a couple more of Marsha's encaustics.

Can you feel the Spring air and light?   Mary Ann shared her finished watercolor
landscape, started several weeks ago.  If you go back a couple of weeks,
in the blog, you'll be able to see how this painting developed.

Karen was working on her colored pencil birds prior to the encaustic
workshop.  Now finished, you can see her paintings made
into paperweights.

This week Karen was working on a colored pencil
 portrait.  Notice her reference photo. 

Lee was working with her pastels today.   First she did a small can
see her sketchbook.  On the larger painting, notice how her colors "pop" on the dark

This floral is painted in acrylic.   Although this is the finished
painting, it was started at the Rec. Center this morning.   Sorry, I forgot
to photograph it while it was being worked on there.  Fortunately, I had a
chance to work on it later at home.

The first three weeks in May seemed to fly by.   We won't be getting
together again until the first Wednesday in June (June!  Already!).

Come join us on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 9am till noon at the Brunswick Rec.
Center.   Everyone is welcome.