Sunday, October 22, 2017

Art at the Center, 10-18-2017

Paula's Christmas Card...perhaps?

Artists at work...

Jackie, Judy, Bonnie (top row, left to right) Don, Donna, Paula (bottom row)

Don arranging his photo references.

Donna drawing her image.

Jackie beginning a new still life.
Bonnie continuing her lovely pointellist diptych.

A fresh beginning for Judy.

Lee's pastel landscape in progress.

Another woodland painting by Donna.

Wow!  Jackie is off to a great start.

And, Don is beginning his newest painting.

The whole gang!

Judy is making nice progress on her bird painting

Looking forward to seeing the development of Jackie's latest.

Lots of new beginnings today! We had a nice size group, great camaraderie, and even a few laughs!  With her watercolor of pine branches and pine cones (featured at the beginning of this post), Paula reminded us that Christmas is right around the corner.  But, the rest of us are biding our time until the snow flies!  In any event, a lot of good work was accomplished before our week off.  Our next painting session will be on November 1.  Hope to see you then!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Second Monday Critiques, October, 11, 2017

Moody acrylic seascape by Mary Ann

The whole gang, minus the fella who hides behind his camera.

Lee's watercolor.

Jackie's sweet oil painting of her granddaughter on horseback!

The group doing their thing...

Oh, George! 

Bonnie's diptych...almost there!

Bill's photo of the steam engine he actually got to operate!

Donna's colored-pencil painting...such depth!

Don explaining his oil painting of a nude.

Don's painting up close and personal.

104-year old Julia, and George (?-years-old)

Photos of two painting options that George is considering.

Lee's acrylic.

Julia showing the painting she created for a Christmas card.

Jackie's oil painting

Mary Ann's watercolor, with reference photo.

Bill's latest "People in Abstract" photo.

A morning of beautiful art to critique, and a few surprises.  First of all, a warm welcome to our newest visitor, Julia, who is 104-years-old and takes painting lessons from several different instructors, including her daughter's friend, George Harth.  She is my new hero!  Mary Ann showed us her first attempt at acrylic painting, which is featured at the top of this post.  And, finally, there was Don with his nude!  Totally unexpected, and lovely.  We all shared a few laughs and enjoyed viewing and critiquing the body (sorry, had to say it) of work.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Art at the Center, October 4, 2017

Bonnie is making progress with her pointellist diptych.

Pointellism is painstakingly time consuming.

Jackie, busy with her oil painting

The group (minus the photographer) hard at work.

Don's latest progress.

Lots of concentration...
Jackie's oil painting of her grandson is coming together nicely.

Another lovely landscape by Donna.  The water sparkles!

What a great group of artists to paint with!

It was a good day!  Lots of work on pieces that are in-process, and some new beginnings.  Won't it be interesting to seeing the progress when we meet next week?