My daughter Alysia arranged a winter scene paint night on Dec First, It was the first time I have done one of these.
These are the results; some paintings were finished after the photo and i will try to post them. Everyones painting was so different and that was so wonderful to see. There are some hidden talents here, love the way these all turned out, Great Job ladies!
I will host Another Paint In with Ingrid Christensen at Kensington Art Supply. All members of the FCA are welcome and non members as well please see the Federation of Canadian Artists Calgary page for payment options, thanks Tami
At 8pm I started this rendition of the girl on the beach. It was about 40 minutes but I attempted to paint the figure in the method Ingrid explained to me on Wednesday. I can't wait to get practising a few more of these, I entitled this one SUN KISSED
Today was a very lucky and rewarding day for me. (after the snow storm all day Tuesday it was just Ingrid and Myself that showed up for the FCA painting class). She demoed her apple in 4 still life paintings showing the effect of the warm/cool backgrounds. Then Ingrid answered all my questions for the rest of the class demonstrating her talents and explaining each colour and stroke as she created the painting of the girl on the beach photo I brought to work on. The painting turned out amazing, and just exactly how I would have imagined. First off - Loose, colours that were in the shade, the movement and how to capture that, change the bright turquoise sky, how to suggest clothes and features. Lost edges, subtle colour married into each other but maintaining their own value/hue. I loved every stroke that she applied. This is the lesson I have been anticipating forever. The building of the paint quality was of special interest to me as she uses such small transparent paint that sticks to its precessor, this; a skill that paint be perfectly mixed and then consistently practised to achieve the right soft touch colour application; I admit I am not there yet. There was enough information in the mini painting that when i asked my granddaughters tonight what that was a painting of they both yelled MIA MIA, and they didn't see the photo it was from! Thank you Ingrid for answering my entourage of questions and explaining every single stroke of paint you applied to me teach this very personal lesson.
I did these two little pastel paintings for the Retro FCA show and realize they are probably not retro enough, they did not make it into the online show. The fca Vancouver show is actually a good one and can be viewed on their website under current shows, Someone please explain to me the honourable mention" bad date" painting.
Well over the holidays I took everything out of my painting room , I replaced the student desks with this one that I received year ago. I have taken out the magazines and books which I would spend hours reading instead of painting. I have taken out the excessive paperwork, sketchbooks and paintings that I had finished, (as there were a lot of unfinished workshop paintings). Left are supplies, a few books, materials and items needed to create. My big easel and drafting table still are taking up space in the front of the room but are adjustable, foldable but useful for large size paintings, watercolours and pastel so I will leave them. I really love sitting in my new room and I know Marney will be proud of me!
The Calgary Sketch Club hosted a demo evening with Mike Svob.
Mike is always willing to share and his easy going attitude to art creation is certainly a welcome. Mike's heart warming approach to art is simple and he emphasizes that its not the information but rather whats interesting that makes the painting effective. He paints with ease in his colourful flair as he demonstrates his technique and style.