Sunday, January 21, 2018

Art at the Center, January 17, 2018

It looks like Don is close to finishing his imaginative landscape.

Chris has taken her materials from last week and started
arranging her composition of various media.

Donna continues on her wooded landscape using
Prismacolor pencils.

Bonnie started a mixed media landscape
inspired by the winter river ice jams.

It was a cold, but sunny day on Wednesday, but that did not keep us away!
All of us worked on our individual media with visions of completion.
That keeps us progressing.

Helpful  Book
I will be posting books of interest to artists.  Usually these books
are available through the MCDL system.
Drawing the Light from Within by Judith Cornell
I used this book and the exercises in it when I taught drawing at Tri-C.
Noticing that new students sometimes have difficulty in creating values
and contrast in their drawings, this changed their way of thinking about this
important element of art.  Her direction of changing the concept is
to not think of the gray scale as grays, but as light.  She also 
shows how to work with color, contrast and patterns helping 
students to fulfill their own visions more effectively.
If you would like to share an art book that has helped you or one that you
found interesting, let me know.

Until we meet again, Bonnie

Friday, January 12, 2018

Art at the Center, January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018

Donna creates a new forest drawing.

Don continues working on one of his oil paintings. 

Chris is starting a new collage with an array of
different textural materials.

Last Wednesday, January 10, 2018, we had a break from the cold winter weather.
It was great to see all who attended.  From the work that was brought in it is clear that the cold did not freeze our creativity. I am sorry that I didn't get more photos taken
of the works of others in progress. My apologies!
I'm new at doing our blog and I'll try to improve.

Artistically Yours,