Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011

We seem to have had two themes going today—color and forgetfulness. Susan forgot her brushes and Elaine forgot the video camera! So while we won't be seeing any video this week, we're glad to note that Susan had no problem finding brushes for a painting (or two).

Our paintings feature a range of colorful landscapes—from stormy cityscapes to lush desert islands, with a stop for morning coffee in between. Throw in some rich color studies (and color swatch kitties) and you're in our world of color. Check out the studies in grey too. Every grey uses a different combination of color. They're all grey, but very subtly colorful. Even our drawings crossed the line into painting—colorful brush portraits in india ink. And of course, it's the end of the term, so we got a painted grade from the teacher. (We're assuming she means our art is "peachy" and not "the pits!")

We're taking the summer off and will be back on September 10. If you need to get a jolt of art in the meantime, you can visit the Art Institute...or just click on one of our links at right. Have a wonderful summer.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011

Another semi-sparse showing—due entirely to last night's storm, we're sure. Look for an eerie depiction (or prediction) of the beginnings of the storm by our resident psychic (started nearly a month before it actually broke!).

But for those who made it in, we had a most productive time—not to mention well-balanced. Look how cleverly we balanced delicious In-n-Out burgers with a healthy and tasty Farmers' Market. Grant's house appears by night and day. Even the drawing class got into the act with a lovely pair of student/teacher portraits.

As always, there was color aplenty, from color swatches to villages to psychedelic, tie-dyed kittens. Even the grey stone carvings, eggs and light scales are colorful if you look closely enough. And in an ironic twist, we have an apple from the teacher!

Join us next week for the last class of the term. You'll want to be be here for our grand finale!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16, 2011

Tis the season...vacation season, that is! Seems like we're all either on a vacation, looking forward to one or painting one. Check out all the places we've been (or want to be). Look for the start of a new pet series! And see all the media—watercolor, pencils, even gouache. While you're looking, can you spot the fastest painting in the bunch? It's a 3 minute plein air scene in China. Speaking of fast, we've even painted our favorite vacation fast food....mmmmm, In-n-out burger....yum! Enjoy.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011

We're back from the July 4th holiday weekend... and smack dab in the middle of vacation/wedding/birthday/graduation party season. So, while attendance might be a little sparse, at least we all had more room to spread out. And, we're feeling a bit adventurous--check out the gouache painting below! Enjoy and see you next week.