Monday, January 28, 2008

Friday Acrylic Class FUN WITH FLOWERS


Vern is a fellow artist and teacher at the Upstairs Gallery. He painted a lovely floral of a purple bouquet of flowers. My students have admired the painting for weeks. We used it as our "Do-From" (image we paint from) last Friday in acrylic class. All our paintings are "from the style of Vern Johnson" but they all turned out different as you will see in the photos below of each individuals interpretation of the same subject.

Cathy used a rich palette of blues and purples to paint the bouquet. She has a soft misty touch on the edges of the flowers.

Claire chose a blue palette to render her basket full of flowers.

Kathy painted a lovely basket with purple and blue flowers.

Joan painted a basket full of pink and red roses with small white flowers scattered in.

Marilyn always has a very colorful palette full of fun and motion.

Sally also painted a very colorful spring bouquet. There is a lovely yellow glow in the background.

Yawapa painted on a 16 x 20 canvas. Her pretty floral is in a woven basket.

Please visit these other websites to see more of Margie's paintings.

Come back and visit again soon, thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2008 Watercolor Classes Begin!

The watercolor class at the Fort Worth Woman's Club
on Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Worth
began this last Monday afternoon.

Everyone was excited about getting back to painting after the holidays. It takes everyone a little time to visit and settle in to get started painting. All the ladies are working toward our Winter Show which will be held at the Frost Bank on Hulen Drive this February.

The Upstairs Gallery in Arlington
started classes this week, too.
It is like a reunion after the holidays seeing everyone
and hearing about what has been going on
the past 2 months during our break.
Today we eased back into watercolor with simple paintings of
radishes, watermelons and peppers.

The 11 x 15 watercolor paper was divided into 9 sections.

After a few quick drawings, each

subject was painted with

a wet into wet technique, let dry and details added.

This is another version of the radishes, peppers
and watermelons done in strong colors with acrylic paints
instead of watercolors.

You can see how different these approaches are.
One day, painting with a friend using wild and crazy colors,
the next day in class using quieter more realistic colors.
Painting both of these paintings was great fun
and it felt good to be painting again.
Come back soon to see what Margie has been painting
on walls or on a canvas.

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