Diana led the group activity to create art while listening to various styles of music.
Painting to music by:
- Carlos Nakai
- Glen Miller
- Enrique Grandos
- Paul Robeson
- Simon & Garfunkel
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Unity of the Shenandoah Choir, Amy Rood, soloist
Where: Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA
On display in Dining Room
Just a quick look – must see them in person!
Walta brought great props for us to paint using the color of light.
In this activity, each person selected item to create an individual still life. Then we painted using only light, medium or dark values using white, gray and black. In the next phase we replaced light with red, dark with blue, and medium with red. In the final phase, we added local color over the value painting.
A fun and challenging workshop!
Pam and Susie brought lots of supplies for the group to make bizarre & surreal “fleurs” for a centerpiece to be used at the opening of Franklin Park Arts Center art show Bizarre and Surreal which will be on display in the Gallery from July 7-August 6, 2017. The public is invited to a reception for participants on Sunday, July 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
For more details:
Here’s some of the work we created for the centerpiece…
… and the finished centerpiece
paintings entered in the show by Pam and Susie
Walta arranged for Regina Hilleary, CPF-Certified Picture Framer, from Joan of Art Custom Framing in Marshall VA to come to the meeting to share framing information and examples. It was very informative and everyone enjoyed the session and gained lots of tips on framing.
At the end of the workshop, we had a framing supplies swap meet and we exchanged frames and supplies with one another.
May festivities included a social, an art show of each member’s favorite piece of art, and a fun project making name tags.
Thanks to all that helped: Loretta for the flowers, Gail for the yummy homemade rolls, Gwen for picking up the food, Holly for the badge supplies, and our hostess, Kenlynne, for the surprise cake to celebrate 17 years of Blandy Sketch group – plus her idea for the event and project.
Our centerpiece and cake
Working on badges
and Walta – showing one of her favorites!
Julie introduced a new technique – Rivulet Watercolor painting on aquabord.
It’s interesting to see how each artist used different colors to apply the technique. So creative!
For more info: Susan Murphy – Rivulet Painting
In March, Noreen A. led the purple challenge. She had several choices of still life compositions for us.
Our first challenge was to paint using only a selection of purples. I think many of us did find this challenging and perhaps a few of us veered a bit but Noreen got us back on track – ONLY PURPLE!
Then in our second round, we had a bonus to add another color – perhaps an orange or lime to our self-composed still life.
Fun was had by all!
In February we got down to business with Gail to learn some new techniques from The Dance of Watercolor: Luminosity Luster and Iridescence DVD by Julie Cohen.After watching a segment on each technique we each used the same image to try our hands applying the concept.
Some of the samples for each aspect:
The group hard at work
Some of our paintings trying each concept