Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 25, 2012

Although today's color was gray, the weather was sunny and were all our paintings! Just look and see. Our beginners have progressed to the giant fruit--always a crowd pleaser! And more good news--"the plan" is underway. Keep watching to see what happens; the plan always yields amazing results.

Tune in again soon. We'll be adding another in our "artists at work" series sometime this week. You'll see Elaine O. adding some final touches. And next week, our color will be red...or orange...or both!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012

Today was a beautiful, spring-like day--a perfect day for painting! And, as you can see, some beautiful paintings resulted. From Valentine's Day roses to the rugged Hawaiian coastline, we all seem to be looking forward to spring. And with spring comes the annual DePaul Community Chorus Concert (see poster), featuring Steve M. Mark your calendars for March 18--and get there early. These concerts are very popular. Don't worry, we'll remind you again as the date nears.

Also making a return today by popular request is the ability to watch an artist at work. Click on these links to watch us paint a variety of subjects. It's your chance to watch the magic happen--and to learn from the masters! Here's a list of links to your favorite artists, with more to follow:
Ken paints stripes
Ken paints cats
Elaine O. paints pictures at a gallery
Susan paints an apple
Susan paints an apple, part 2 (it's a big apple!)
Elaine T. paints a leaf

We continued playing with color today. Looking around our circle, you might guess that orange was the color of the day. But actually, we wore "any primary, secondary, or tertiary" color we wanted. We had a lovely rainbow (and a lot of fun sorting ourselves by color!) with a preponderance of blue and green. Next week's color--gray!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012

Strange, the worse the weather, the better the attendance! Not that the weather was that awful, actually. Just a tad brisk. So today, we all wore purple--but we were spared the task of painting swatches and trying to match all the purples. Instead, we just looked at each other and used our spectrum of purples to arrange ourselves for Showtime!

Interestingly enough, we found ourselves dipping our brushes into the purple more often too. It's a phenomenon we've noticed before. People tend to paint the colors they wear. Tune in next week to see what we wear...and paint, too, of course.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4, 2012

Class is definitely back in session. Just look and see! From Wisconsin to Japan, everyone seemed to be interested in painting vacations. Vacations....or pure, glorious color. It may have been gray outside, but there was plenty of color inside from the color wheels to the cats to the search for a quintessential red--which, by the way, we didn't manage to find. Undaunted, we'll be searching for purple next week. Tune in then. Meanwhile, enjoy!