Monday, December 27, 2010

December 18, 2010

Today was our last get together before the holiday break. All in all, a lovely time was had by all. We painted, ate, and swapped "art gifts."

Also, we want to extend our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all our friends, family and fans. Thanks for joining us this past year. We're looking forward to seeing you (and each other) again in January!

Monday, December 13, 2010

December 11, 2010

Another sparsely attended class (must be the weather) gave us a chance to see "The Plan" in action. "The Plan" is a system of thinking, sketching and planning a painting that takes the artist from inspiration to some truly inspirational paintings. The bottom row shows the progression one artist's plan took. It was fascinating.

Only one more class before the holidays--and what a class it will be! We're going to have a holiday swap. We'll each bring a paint tube, brush or piece of equipment that, while perfectly good, doesn't work for us. Then we'll go round and pick from the pile of "rejected tools." Everyone will have a chance to clear space in their paint box for new and different things; and everyone will have a chance to try something new and different. This should be fun! Don't miss it!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4, 2010

The first snow of the season! It was beautiful--but it may have kept all but the hardiest painters away. Still, those who came were inspired...and very productive.