Til next time, happy painting! Ruth
Who said that work needs to be "hard labor"? If you have a nice group, weeding and painting walls can be the best time of your life. Check out the photos of our recent projects that were completed under the guidance of our volunteer master Patrick Rausch. Not only can he paint and teach, but he can turn work into fun!
A couple of days later, another group of fearless volunteers painted studio C a nice neutral gray to make it appear more gallery-like. The walls now have the same neutral gray that we used in our downtown gallery (which totally transformed into an awesome space with that simple color change!) and will make the art works hanging more attractive. We are in hopes of doing more art displays in that room in the future.
Those helping with the painting were our president Joe Anglin, Alicia Oestmann, Patty Stinziano, Jo Ann Reilly, and Patrick Rausch. Looks like the squares were a breeze to paint, but those grooves! Oh my, how many were there?
Well, it looks great, and please thank the volunteers for their hard work - or even better, pay it forward and sign up for a future project coming up! Don't hide from Patrick when you see him coming with his clipboard - he needs your help. Remember, we all benefit from this, and everybody can contribute a little bit! Don't be shy.
Til next time, happy painting! Ruth
I hope you all had a chance to come out and see the wonderful art created during the NSB Paintout 2 weeks ago. A wonderful group of 27 artists created a total of around 200 paintings of the beautiful scenery in our area, with lots of sales during the week. If you missed it, ask participating AWI members Cathy Berse, Christophe Cardot, Scott Hiestand, or me about the experience! Next year's paintout is marked for the first week of December. Mark your calendars!
There are two exhibits currently going on that our AWI members are participating in.
1. At the Peabody in the Rose Room Art Gallery there is a new exhibit called "Absolutely Abstract". The curator emailed a group of local artists that are all members of the Artists Workshop if they would be interested in showing their different ideas and styles of abstract art. Some lean more towards landscapes, some cityscapes, and some figurative, so it's interesting to see the different takes on this complex thing we call "abstract art". Cheri Erdman, Sharon Harrell, Kathy O’Meara and Kitty Parfet started in summer 2016 to share a working studio on Turnbull Bay Road in NSB. Betty Parker is well-known and has been a president of AWI years ago. The other two artists exhibiting are Carson Kapp and Gretchen Nass. Let's support our fellow members and see their exciting work at the Rose Room.
The dates for the Abstract show are November 7, 2017 - January 2, 2018, free entry.
The opening reception is November 8, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 and hors d'oeuvres and wine are provided, along with free entry.
The Rose Room at The Peabody, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, Gallery Hours: M - F, 10:30 - 4:00, www.peabodyauditorium.org
2. The other exhibit features artwork by members Lisa Argentieri and Michelle Davidson. It is also free and open to the public at Daytona State College and runs Oct 9-Nov 6.
The Fine Arts Gallery is located at the college grounds in Building 520. Please contact Viktoryia McGrath at 386-506-3599 for more information.
Lots of stuff happening! Support your fellow artists and make an afternoon/evening of it!
AWI is excited to have some great artists coming to the studios in 2017/2018 to teach us their techniques and methods. The instructor coming up soon is Pat Weaver on the weekend of November 15, 16, 17. That is Friday thru Sunday, from 9:30am til 4pm at our studios at 540 Barracuda Blvd.
Pat's workshop is titled “Spontaneous Watercolor or Acrylic with Pat Weaver”.
Pat is an accomplished artist whose work consistently receives high praise whether teaching painting workshops or completing fine art commissions. She is a past president and Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society.
In this workshop that our workshop chairperson Marylee Voegele has set up for you, Pat Weaver will explore and excite color with limited palettes. She will teach you:
• How to paint with 2 - no more than 5 - colors in any one painting
• How to mix beautiful grays to enhance your paintings
• A simplified approach to drawing, using a template for design and composition
• The importance of understanding the use of analogous color
• How to establish the temperature of a painting before painting the subject
Pat has an impressionist approach to painting, teaching direct painting (alla prima) with drawing.
Pat is asking the students to bring plenty of photo reference material. You are welcome to paint any subject in this workshop, such as landscapes, florals, animals, people, etc.
Looking at her website, I find that she does a wonderful job in creating the essence of her subject with fluid brush strokes and harmonious color choices. There is no superficial detail or nitpicking, she does capture what is important and seems to lay it down without fear. It looks like a wonderful time, with new and old friends there, learning and exploring this elusive medium of watercolor (you can also do acrylics!).
Here again is essential info on the upcoming workshop with Pat Weaver:
November 15-17, 2017, 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. at AWI studios
AWI members $325.00 | Non members $355.00
To sign up: Marylee Voegele 352-728-4306
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