Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 19, 2011

Today, fall showed her other side. The weather was gray and chill--the opposite of last week's clear, crisp, sun. But we more than made up for it with a glorious burst of color. Everything we painted--landscapes, cityscapes, fruit, classic colorwheels and even cats and concrete--was vibrant and lovely. Look below and see.

While some of us forgot about swap-o-rama, all the paper was snatched up and we look forward to seeing some fine new works on that paper.

If you're following along with our artist paint-alongs, click here for a chance to see Ken paint the award-winning cats he's known for.

We'll be taking next week off for Thanksgiving, but look forward to seeing you the week after that.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011

It's another beautiful fall day, and we all seemed drawn to painting fall scenery (even if some of it was urban fall scenery!). But the overarching theme seemed to be "plaid." We had great watercolor plaids by our talented newbies--they all started from the same place and everyone's paintings were unique and lovely. Even our teacher wore plaid--a plaid that combined the colors of fall leaves and a handcrafted touch. Look here to see her plaid pants! Then scroll down and see our paintings.

Finally, we have something to look forward to next week--a return of last year's popular "Swap-o-rama." We all bring an art supply (or two) that we're not using or that doesn't seem to work for us. Everything goes on a giant table and everyone takes something. It's a great chance to learn and try new materials. And how timely--as we're moving into the holiday season, this is definitely something to give thanks for!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 5, 2011

Another glorious fall day! We had a great time painting--and some wonderful paintings to show. Even the beginning exercises are amazing--same materials, same instructions, wonderfully unique results. Check them out.

Sadly, the video gremlins continue to haunt us. We only managed to capture part of our circle. And part 2 of our "watching the artists at work" series has completely evaporated. So you'll miss the nature walk through Sara's trees and Susan's beach. But at least you'll see the still photos--and they're all well worth the scroll. Wait, maybe they're video zombies instead of gremlins...and they eat video instead of blood...who knows?! Just keep scrolling!