Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What a lovely morning to get together and paint.  Lee
started a landscape using her luscious pastels.  She has
wildflowers behind her house and is recreating them
here in her painting. 

Marsha's painting has special meaning.   Her reference
photo is in the upper right,  and you can see the  sweet,
affectionate  pet her family had.

Donna's painting, done in colored pencil, shows the grandeur of the National
Park her family was fortunate to visit. I hope we can see her painting  when
it is finished...just beautiful.

How can you not  smile  when you
see this?    Chris is beginning a new collage with
Betty Boop as her "star".   Her colors are vibrant!

Marilyn was working with acrylics today, and this is
 the start of her painting.   As you can see, her
reference is on the left.  Hope she can
continue to develop it.

Carlotta was busy making another baby cap, this week using
a two-toned green yarn.   She also adds crocheted yarn to
towels for use in the kitchen.

The first three weeks in June have flown by.   Just a reminder.....
we won't be meeting again until July 6th  (we meet the
first, second, and third Wednesdays of the month).  Hope you
all have a wonderful, safe  July 4th Holiday!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Critique Group Strikes Again!

Gerri's pastel

Dave and George commiserating

Linda's watercolor on Yupo

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Donna's colored pencil

Mary Ann's watercolor

Dave's oil
Lee's pastel

Sarah Jane's watercolor
Almost the whole group!

George's photos for comparison

Deciding which image was preferred...

Bill's photo
Linda's alcohol ink

Donna's colored pencil

Bill's photo

Dave's oil

Mary Ann's watercolor

We had a great turnout today, and of course lots of beautiful artwork.  This group is extremely supportive and we encourage anyone who is interested to stop by and see what we're all about.  

Friday, June 10, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

With summer here, those who come to the Center on
Wednesday mornings tend to change, from week
to week,  as folks go on vacation.  Even with
vacations, we continue to get a good turnout.

Wednesday mornings aren't the only painting opportunities we
have.  Some of us also enjoy plein air painting (a French word
meaning "open air").   This morning a number of us
discussed future painting locations & dates.  Those who are
interested in this type of painting experience can
view our calendar on the Plein Air Painters of the
Western Reserve Facebook page:
Here you see Lee and Dave offering their
"two cents" to the discussion.

Look what Carlotta did today.   What baby wouldn't be proud
to wear this "Cavs" cap?   Go Cavs!!

Marsha's painting,   Her reference photo is on the left.  How nice!

Marilyn practiced her sketching skills today.

Of course, all work and no play?....not us.  We enjoy
interacting with each other.

Karen continues her niece's portrait.  On a "difficulty
scale" of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the most difficult), I'd say this
project would be a 99 for me.  You have my admiration,

What a treat for us today.   Amy (Brunswick's Activities
Coordinator) was able to join with us for a while. It's always
a pleasure to see you Amy.

This month is flying by already.  Next Wednesday, June 15,  will be our third,
 and final, Wednesday morning of June to get together.  If anyone is
interested in joining with us, please come to the Brunswick
Rec Center the first, second and third Wednesday morning
of the month from 9 a.m. until noon.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

First Wednesday of the month, and two days after the long holiday
weekend.   There were eight of us this morning, and I have to admit,
even though we were all smiling, we were all pretty low key, too.

Gerri brought her new tablet with her to discover more of what it can do.

Donna, our "serious" painter today, began a landscape (using colored
pencils).  You can see the reference photo (upper right).   We hope she'll bring
this back so we can all see the finished product.   Already you
can see dramatic highlights.

 Joining us for the first time this week was Marsha's friend, Carlotta.
She and Marsha played with
alcohol inks and, clearly, had the happiest, most colorful
paintings today.  Above, see what Carlotta painted.

And a close-up of Marsha's creation.

Chris, who frequently works with collage, decided to practice
figurative work today.

Also joining us for the first time is Marilynn.  She was
working with pastel today.

Welcome to both ladies, and we hope you'll be joining us again.

See you all next Wednesday at 9am, at the Brunswick Rec Center.