I don't remember if I've mentioned James Gurney before. He is both a realist painter and an illustrator/concept artist. If you have kids who love dinosaurs, you may have seen his book, Dinotopia.
Link to Gurney's blog: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.ca/ Lots to explore here!
A recent post on Lines and Colors described Gurney's Fantasy in the Wild vid and provided a link to an earlier discussion and many pics of Gurney's Watercolor in the Wild (downloadable vid):
Definitely worth a look if you would like some tips on using watercolor "en plein air."
His book Color and Light is worth looking at as well: http://jamesgurney.com/site/213/color-and-light-a-guide-for-the-realist-painter
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Happy Valentines Day!
Tuesday, February 16, 7:00pm TAF: Sara Vanderkleed will be our guest artist/speaker. Sara is a member of Artists Own, an independent artist and art teacher, specializing in abstract art. Last fall Sara was the artist in residence at
Breckinridge, Colorado. She gave a workshop there on designing an abstract painting. (http://www.breckcreate.org/
event/designing-an-abstract- painting-with-sara- vanderkleed/)
The explanation of that workshop from the website: Learning to view abstract art is similar to hearing a new language. At first your eyes don’t know what you’re seeing just as your ears don’t know what to hear when hearing a new language. Learning to paint abstractly can be just as challenging. We’ll look at two aspects of abstract painting; what inspires you and how to interpret it. We’ll consider principles of design and trusting your intuition.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Lerin is a Swedish watercolor artist. He has a new exhibit opening at the American Swedish Museum in Minneapolis. The link is to a gallery that represents him. His work is very atmospheric, and some of the images look like he puts two or more full-size sheets together. I think these would be awesome to see in person.